Posted by Peter on 15th February 2010

Year 4 worksheet: Multiplication with addition

multiplication with addition

If a question involves both multiplication and addition then the convention is that the multiplication should be carried out first, then the addition.

So for 4 + 5 x 3

Firstly multiply 5 by 3 and then add on 4 to make 19.

Now some calculators do this (Scientific etc) but some work out each part as it is keyed in. This results in two calculators arriving at different answers: always interesting to show children!

Multiplication with addition

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