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Two Step Word Problems with Multiplication micro-lesson

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Sometimes you have to use more than one step to help solve a word problem or story problem like this one. There are 3 buses parked in front of the school. There are 10 students on each school bus. Then, 5 students get off of one of the buses. How many students are still on the buses? So, to help us solve this, we are going to have to do this in two steps. The first step, we're going to create a multiplication equation to help us figure out how many students were on the buses before any got off. So, we know we have 3 buses with 10 students on each bus so we're gonna have 3 x 10. And we know whenever we multiply by 10, we just add a zero to the end of the other number in the equation. So, 3 x 10 = 30 which means there were 30 students on the buses to begin with. Now, the second step is we are going to have to subtract the 5 students who got off the bus. So, we have 30 - 5 which equals 25 which means there are 25 students still on the buses.

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  • How many students get off one of the school buses?

    1) 5
    2) 10
    3) 30
    4) 3
  • Gemma has 10 magazines. Then, she buys 5 more packs of magazines. Each pack has 3 magazines inside. How many magazines does Gemma have now?

    1) 25
    2) 15
    3) 10
    4) 30
  • How many students were still on the buses?

    1) 25
    2) 20
    3) 10
    4) 30
  • Moni orders 6 bags of clothes with 4 pieces inside each. She gives 6 pieces of clothing to her friend Reena. How many pieces of clothing does Moni have left?

    1) 18
    2) 24
    3) 20
    4) 16
  • There are 28 students in a classroom. 4 students are sitting at each table in the classroom. 2 tables of students leave the room. How many students are still in the classroom?

    1) 20
    2) 28
    3) 18
    4) 24
  • Rhys watches 10 minutes of television for a week. He watched 5 extra minutes one day. How many minutes of television did he watch during the week?

    1) 75
    2) 70
    3) 15
    4) 65
  • What subtraction equation is used in step 2 of solving the word problem?

    1) 30 - 5 =
    2) 25 + 5 =
    3) 10 - 5 =
    4) 10 - 3 =
  • What multiplication equation is used in step 1 of solving the word problem?

    1) 3 x 10 =
    2) 30 - 5 =
    3) 10 x 4 =
    4) 3 x 5 =
  • What is parked in front of the school?

    1) Buses
    2) Cars
    3) Trucks
    4) Vans

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