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06/06/2018 - Multiplication - Scaling

 

 

In maths, we explored how our multiplication knowledge can help with scaling word problems.

Using a variety of coloured bricks, we created a basic Lego model. Once we had created this model, we counted how many of each coloured brick were used. From this, we were able to use our multiplication knowledge to calculate how many bricks we would need to create our model 6 more times.

Example

Brendan’s model contained:

2 yellow bricks

3 blue bricks

4 white bricks

Coloured bricks

How many needed for 6 models?

yellow

12

blue

18

white

24

 

As a challenge, Brendan was then able to work out how many individual bricks were needed for all 6 models.

This was a great way to perfect our multiplication skills!

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