Division versus multiplication word problems - 3rd grade math

This lesson highlights the difference between basic MULTIPLICATION and DIVISION word problems (3rd grade level).

Both types of situations have to do with groups of equal size. The main difference is, in multiplication word problems, we are asked the total where as in division word problems we are told the total.

After discussing the basic differences, we then solve some word problems that involve either multiplication or division.

See also

Division with remainders

Division by zero

Math Mammoth Grade 3 curriculum

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