## Wednesday, October 14, 2015

### Take this Story and Turn it into Another.

Molly has 4 grocery bags. Each bag has 2 apples in it. How many apples does she have all together?

4 groups of 2 apples
4 x 2=8
8 apples

Now use the commutative property to make a word problem that will be solved as 2 x 4=8

There were 2 students. Each student had 4 pencils. How many pencils are there all together?

2 groups of 4 pencils
2 x 4=8
8 pencils

Now write your story problems that demonstrate the commutative property. I am looking for two different word problems that include the same factors used differently to come up with the same numerical answer. Are you up to my challenge?

1. Sid has 5 boxes. In each box there is 6 balls. How many balls does Sid have in all.

5 group of 6
5x6=30
30 balls

2. I have 10 sacks each sack carries 2 footballs how many footballs do i have?

10 x 2 = 20

Christian has 2 sacks with 10 footballs in each sack 2 x 10 = 20

2 x 10 = 20 and 10 x 2 = 20
both problems have the same answerr

3. Sid had 6 boxes. In each box there is 5 balls. How much balls does he have in all.

6 groups of 5
6x5=30
30 balls

4. Lucy went to a candy store. She bought 6 boxes of fudge with 20 pieces in each.How many pieces of fudge is there all together?

6 groups of 20 pieces of fudge
6 x 20 =120
120 pieces of fudge

There were 20 students. Each student had 6 erasers. How many erasers do they have all
together?

20 groups of 6 erasers
20 x 6 =120
120 erasers

5. Mary has 3 boxes of pizza.each box has 5 pieces.how many slices are there in all?

3 boxes of 5 slices
3x5=15 slices
15 slices in all.

John has 10 boquets.Each has 7 flowers.how many flowers are there in all?

10 boquets of 7 flowers.
10x7=70 flowers
70 flowers in all.

6. Mary has 3 boxes of pizza.each box has 5 pieces.how many slices are there in all?

3 boxes of 5 slices
3x5=15 slices
15 slices in all.

John has 10 boquets.Each has 7 flowers.how many flowers are there in all?

10 boquets of 7 flowers.
10x7=70 flowers
70 flowers in all.

7. Charlie has 5 boxes with 6 cupcakes in each box. How many cupcakes does he have?

5 boxes of 6 cupcakes
5x6=30 cupcakes
30 cupcakes

Sophia has 6 shelves with 5 books on each shelf. How many books does she have?

6 shelves with 5 books on each one
6x5=30 books
30 books

8. Paul has 9 bags with 6 apples in each bag. How many apples does he have? 9x6=54 Apples

Richard has 6 boxes full of 9 books. How many books does Richard have? 6x9=54 Books

Christian

9. Bobby went apple picking yesterday. He picked 4 bags of 25 apples in each bag. How many apples did
Bobby pick during apple picking?

4 bags of 25 apples in each bag.
4×25=100 apples
100 apples

10. Brendan has 4 bags of apples and 10 apples are in each bag how many apples's does he have?

4x10=40 apples Brendan has

Tyler has 10 bags of oranges and 4 oranges are in each bag how many oranges does Tyler have?

10x4=40 oranges Tyler has

11. Lilly has 4 Ziploc bags with 9 beads in each bag. How many beads does she have in all?

Jenna has 9 baskets of apples with 4 apples in each basket. How many apples does she have in all?

Answer: 9 x 4 = 36 apples

Vela

12. Wesley has 10 boxes. Each box has 20 iphone. How many iphones does he have in all?

10 boxes of 20 iphones
200 iphones

13. Summer has 6 duffel bags each bag has 20 cheerleading bows,how many bows does she have for competition?

6x20=120
she has 120 bows for competition!

14. I have 4 apples. Henry has 6 times as many apples. How many apples does Henry have.
4apples times 6
4 times 6=24

Henry has 6 Apples. I have 4 Times as many apples. How many apples do I have.

6apples times 4
6 times 4=24
24apples

15. There are 8 people. Each person has 5 pencils. How many pencils in all ?
AMSWER:
8 times 5= 40 pencils.

There are 5 bags. Each bag has 8 items in it. How many items are there in all?
5 times 8= 40 items

16. There are 12 apples in one crate. How many apples do you need to fill 6 crates?

17. Dom has 4 baskets with 3 balls in each how many balls in all ?

4 x 3 = 12 balls or 3 x 4 = 12 balls different problem same answer

Lil has 5 packages with 8 books in each how many in all ?

5 x 8 =40 books or 8 x 5 = 40 books different problems same answer by using the commutative property of multipacation

18. John has 60 apples and he is cutting each of them into 10 slices how many does he have in all

60x10 or 10x60

600 slices