# Which Operation?

## Decide which mathematical operation is required then use it to find the answers.

##### Menu  Level 1Level 2Multi-step ProblemsMore Arithmetic

This is level 1: problems involving numbers generally up to 12. You may not need all of the information given in the question. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct and you do this activity online.

 1) After her birthday party Hannah had 10 milk chocolates and 5 plain chocolates left out of 4 boxes. How many chocolates did Hannah have altogether? 2) Hayden went for a 10km walk on his 12th birthday but he quickly became tired and travelled the last 4km by bus. How many kilometers did Hayden actually walk? 3) In a shop there are 7 vases arranged on 4 shelves. In each vase there were 6 flowers. How many flowers were there altogether? 4) Ian likes to have 2 oranges squeezed to make orange juice every morning. It takes 5 minutes to do the squeezing. How many oranges does Ian use in a whole week? 5) In a class of twenty five pupils there are nine friends who have been given a box of sixty three crayons to share equally between themselves. How many crayons will each of the friends receive? 6) Isabel is 12 years old. She is ten years older than her brother and eleven years older than her sister. How old is Isabel's brother? 7) Isabella scored 9 points in the first round of the quiz. She then scored 12 points in the second round and 5 points in the third round. What was the total number of points Isabella scored in all three rounds? 8) This week forty cakes were set out in rows of 5 on a shop counter. Last week they were set out in rows of 10. How many rows were there this week? 9) Isaiah measured the heights of the three trees in his garden. The heights were 3m, 4m and 12m. What was the difference in heights of the tallest tree and the shortest tree? 10) Jack multiplies one of the numbers in the list below by another number in the list. The answer he got was also a number in the list. What product did Jack get?3579111520
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## Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Problems involving numbers generally up to 12

Level 2 - Problems involving numbers generally up to 100

Multi-step Problems - Solve multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

More Arithmetic including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.

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## Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.

## Example

#### Vocabulary for Arithmetic

• The total when numbers are added is called the sum
• minuend − subtrahend = difference
• multiplicand × multiplier = product
• dividend ÷ divisor = quotient

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