Contents

- 1 How do you teach the relationship between multiplication and division?
- 2 How do you explain division and multiplication?
- 3 How do you teach multiplication word problems?
- 4 What is an example of a multiplication word problem?
- 5 How are arrays used in both multiplication and division?
- 6 Why is multiplication and division important?
- 7 What comes first division or multiplication?

## How do you teach the relationship between multiplication and division?

So when multiplying or dividing, students can use a fact from the inverse operation. For example, if students know that 4 × 5 = 20, they also know the related division fact 20 ÷ 4 = 5 or 20 ÷ 5 = 4. Students can also check their work by using the inverse operation.

## How do you explain division and multiplication?

The Relation between Multiplication and Division Multiplication and division are closely related, given that division is the inverse operation of multiplication. When we divide, we look to separate into equal groups, while multiplication involves joining equal groups.

## How do you teach multiplication word problems?

1. Fill in the numbers to the number sentences for each problem, and solve. For the last problems, write the number sentence yourself. You can write words above the numbers to describe the numbers.

## What is an example of a multiplication word problem?

In this type of multiplication word problem, one quantity is compared with another quantity that is bigger or smaller: In order to buy their father’s gift, John has put in $10 and Patricia has put in 3 times as much money as John. How much money has Patricia put in?

## How are arrays used in both multiplication and division?

An array is a way to represent multiplication and division using rows and columns. Rows represent the number of groups. Columns represent the number in each group or the size of each group. Both arrays can also be used to model division.

## Why is multiplication and division important?

Multiplication and division can be introduced in its most basic form at the earliest opportunity so that children can begin to familiarise themselves with these key operations. Once children are confident in the use of their times tables they can begin to apply this knowledge to calculating a variety of sums.

## What comes first division or multiplication?

Order of operations tells you to perform multiplication and division first, working from left to right, before doing addition and subtraction. Continue to perform multiplication and division from left to right. Next, add and subtract from left to right.