# Representing word problems using bar models

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. In this lesson, we will explore how to represent word problems using bar models. We will learn how to identify bar models that represent division or multiplication problems.

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## Starter quiz

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
Which equation does the array not represent?
12 ÷ 4 = 3
12 = 3 x 4
Correct answer: 12 = 4 ÷ 3
4 x 3 = 12
Q2.
What does commutative mean?
The opposite operation.
Correct answer: To get the same answer whatever order the values are in.
To multiply.
Q3.
Select the odd one out
24 ÷ 6 = 4
Correct answer: 24 x 6 = 4
6 = 24 ÷ 4
6 x 4 = 24
Q4.
Which word problem represents the bar model?
12 sheets were put into 3 bags. How many sheets were put into each bag?
Correct answer: 12 sheets were put into 3 bags. How many sheets were there in each bag?
4 sheets were put into 12 bags. How many sheets were there in each bag?
Q5.
This array represents 7 ÷ 4 = 28
True

## Exit quiz

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### 4 Questions

Q1.
What is the whole represented in the bar model?
18
3
Q2.
How many equal parts are represented in the bar model?
36
6
60
Q3.
The bar model represents the word problem. True or false?
False