By 10, by 9, by 5, by 3, and by chunks. This unit contains tricks for multiplication and for checking your work. A playful (and very useful) approach to multiplication. This unit is presented at three levels of varying complexity.
"Bud is helping his mother bake an apple pie for Thanksgiving dinner. He peels the apples. It takes him two minutes to peel an apple. How long does it take him to peel seven apples?" Five Thanksgiving-themed multiplication word problems.
"Mr. Vogel is a farmer. He raised twenty turkeys this year. He sold eighteen and kept two as pets. He charged sixteen dollars per turkey. What was the total selling price?" Five Thanksgiving-themed multiplication word problems.
"Eddie can pick and clean ten pumpkins per hour. How many can he do in four hours? How many in five? How many in six?" Five Thanksgiving-themed skip counting (by tens) word problems.
"Mike's hockey team has scored an average of four goals in each of their last ten games. How many goals have they scored in all?" Five winter-themed multiplication word problems.
"Tracy collects forty-eight icicles for her science class. They are twenty-five inches long on average. What is the total length of the icicles Tracy collects?" Five winter-themed multiplication word problems.
Abigail saw the same number of pigs and chickens at the farm. She counted twelve legs. How many were pig legs and how many were chicken legs? Six word problems.
Andrea brought seventy-five Valentines candies to school. If there are twenty-eight students in her class, how many candies can each student have if Andrea wants them all to have the same amount? Will there be any left over? Six word problems.
Dakota went to the store. He bought three note pads for $.75 each, four pencils at 2 for $.35 and one candy bar, which was being sold at 3 for $1.80. How much money did he spend? How much did he get back from the $10.00 he gave the clerk? Six word problems.
Sydney got twenty-one e-mails on Monday, nineteen on Tuesday, thirty-seven on Wednesday, eight on Thursday, and twenty-three on Friday. How many e-mails did she get on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, combined? Six word problems.
Dylan poured punch at the class party. There are twenty-five people in Dylan’s class. He gave each person 100 ml of punch. How many liters of punch did the class need for the party? Six word problems.
Heather says, "I have two numbers in mind. When I subtract the smaller from the larger, the difference is seven. When I multiply the two numbers, the product is eighteen. What are my two numbers?" Six word problems.