Video: KS1-M16 • Paper 2 • Question 26

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One length of a swimming pool is 10 metres. Abdul swam the length of the pool four times. Abdul works out how many metres he swam altogether. Circle the two calculations that Abdul can use.

This is a long question with lots of information. Let’s highlight the key pieces of information. We know that one length of the pool is 10 metres. Abdul swam the length of the pool four times. Abdul works out how many metres he swam altogether. We need to circle the two calculations that he can use. We know the length of the pool is 10 metres. And Abdul swam this length four times. So Abdul could calculate four times 10. Four times 10 is four lots of 10, 10 plus 10 plus 10 plus 10. The two calculations that Abdul can use are four times 10 and 10 plus 10 plus 10 plus 10.

Abdul swam four lengths, which were 10 metres each. So he could calculate his answer by working out four times 10 or by adding four lots of 10 together.

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