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3 White- solving word problems

As we are learning to solve problems involving multiplication and division, today the children were given word problems.

The green group solved the word problems practically using objects. This helped them to understand and visualise what the question is asking.

Watch their video to see what they did.

What strategies have we learnt to solve word problems? What does RUCSAC stand for?

Solve these problems:

1.In the insect hotel there are 8 rooms. There is one insect in each room. How many insects are there?

2.In the school library there is a bookshelf with 6 sections. There are 8 books ineach section. How many books on the bookshelf?

3 thoughts on “3 White- solving word problems

  1. What strategies have we learnt to solve word problems? What does RUCSAC stand for?
    RUCSAC stands for R:read U:understand C:choose S:solve A:answer C:check
    The stratagies we have learnt to solve word problems are understand the question and then answe to make sure it is correct.

    In the insect hotel there are 8 rooms. There is one insect in each room. How many insects are there?
    There are 8 insects in the hotel.

    In the school library there is a bookshelf with 6 sections. There are 8 books ineach section. How many books on the bookshelf?
    There are 48 books on the bookshelf.

  2. 1. RUCSAC means Read, Understand, Choose, Solve, Answer and Check.

    2. Our strategies is RUCSAC.

    3. There are eight insect in each room.

    4. The calculation of the second question is six times eight equal forty – eight so there are forty – eight.

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