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Solve 2-Step Problems (All 4 Operations)
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What you will learn from this videoWhat you will learn
- How to break down 2-step problems to make them easier to solve.
- If a 2-step problem is asking us to add, subtract, multiply, or divide.
- How this knowledge can help us keep track of our pets, assist people in our community, and give gifts to our friends!
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Before Video
Can you explain addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in your own words?ANSWERAddition: putting two numbers together to find the total
Subtraction: taking away a number from another number
Multiplication: adding equal groups of numbers
Division: a quantity into equal groups
You saved up $53 but you spent $4 on ice cream. How much do you have left?
There are 4 students. Each student has 3 books. How many books are there in all?
You want to evenly distribute 81 stickers among 27 students. How many stickers will each student get?
A plant in your house had 43 leaves. Last spring, it grew 23 more leaves. This year, it grew another 26 leaves. How many leaves does it have now?
After Video
Why is it important to restate the problem in your own words?ANSWERYou should restate the problem in your own words to make sure you understood all the parts and to decide which operations to use.
In an equation, the left side of the equals sign contains the same amount as the right side. The two sides are equal.
ANSWERMultiplication, subtraction.
Subtraction, division.
Yes, it matters. You will get a different answer if you add 17 + 4 before subtracting it from 25.
- Vocabulary
- Operations DEFINE
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Addition DEFINE
Putting two numbers together to find their total.
- Subtraction DEFINE
Taking away a number from another number.
- Multiplication DEFINE
Adding equal groups together.
- Division DEFINE
Splitting a quantity into equal groups.
- Restate DEFINE
To say again in your own words.
- Equation DEFINE
Stating that one expression is equal to another.
- Operations DEFINE
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Highlight or underline the words that give clues about the operations in the problem: “Joe has 64 balloons. After he gives away 10 of them to his cousin, he shares the rest evenly among his 6 friends. How many balloons does each friend receive?”
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Restate the problem and write an equation to represent it: “In Connor’s classroom, there are 143 building blocks. After 53 of the building blocks go missing, the teacher buys another 225 building blocks for the class. How many building blocks does the classroom have now?
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One year, Amanda paints 3 pictures to give to each of her 4 grandparents, and she paints 2 pictures to give each of her 6 cousins on their birthdays. How many pictures did she paint in total?
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