Multiplication count equal groups quizzes & printable PDF



Solving multiplication word problem with equal groups

Multiplication count equal groups quizzes & printable PDF; to explain how to use equals group for multiplication, we use these video and consider the following problem:

We have 3 tulips in each of 4 vases. How many tulips are there in all?

The first question a child can ask to itself is; “How can I use equal groups to solve this case?” It’s very simple…

We have 4 vases, so let’s represent it with four equal groups.

Then, for each vase which are groups now, we add 3 tulips represented with crosses.

In the last step, we use skip counting to find the sum of tulips. We find 12 tulips in all.

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How to easily count equal groups

As we like to understand multiplication, we’ll first learn how to count equal groups; that is the objective of Multiplication count equal groups quizzes & printable PDF section.
Equal groups have the same number of objects or elements in each group; it is a fair share.


With this example, we will explain how to count equal groups. Examples may be varied, but we’ll see that with a relatively simple explanation, the principle can be mastered and extended to other cases.

First, let us try to establish a general rule:

  1. Count all equal groups : We must count groups of objects that we see in the proposed case.
  2. Counting group elements : Identify and count objects that each group contains.

This is relatively easy : in the interactive tests that are based on counting equal groups, we must identify and find these two values to pass each stage.

In this case, we have 3 cups of tea each 3 groups.

So it can be describe as follow:

  • There are 3 groups of cups.
  • There are 3 cups of tea in each group.