Year 3

Using bar models to represent addition and subtraction word problems

Year 3

Using bar models to represent addition and subtraction word problems

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will use our knowledge of bar models to interpret if a word problem requires addition or subtraction.

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4 Questions

Q1.
3kg and 360g + 5kg and 575g
8 and 935
Correct answer: 8kg and 935g
8kg and 935kg
943 kg g
Q2.
6L and 576ml - 3L and 145ml
3 and 431
Correct answer: 3L and 431ml
3ml and 431L
9L and 721ml
Q3.
Match the word problem to the bar model.
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Option 1
Correct answer: Option 2
Option 3
Q4.
Match the bar model to the word problem.
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Addy and Melvin collected wastewater, measuring them each month. In April they collected 1 litre and 500 ml and in May they collected another 7 litre and 500 ml. What was the weight of the cans they collected altogether?
Buttons and Addy compared how much water they drank in a day. Addy drank 7 litres and 500 ml. Buttons drank 1 litre and 500 ml less. How much water did Buttons drink?
Correct answer: Mr Slade treated his class to some juice for playing nicely in the hot weather. He used 1 litre and 500 ml of squash. With the right amount of water, it made 7 litres and 500 ml of juice. How much water was in the juice?

8 Questions

Q1.
3kg and 600g + 2kg and 400g
1005 kg g
5kg and 1000g
5kg and 1kg
Correct answer: 6kg
Q2.
3kg and 600g + 2kg and 400g
1005 kg g
5kg and 1000g
5kg and 1kg
Correct answer: 6kg
Q3.
Fill in the blanks
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We know Ant had 78 marbles and then had 128 marbles. We don't know how many marbles Addy gave him. The relationship between the known and unknown values are that you have to add both known values together to get the unknown value (125 + 78)
Correct answer: We know Ant had 78 marbles and then had 128 marbles. We don't know how many marbles Addy gave him. The relationship between the known and unknown values are that you have to compare the difference between them (125-78)
We know Ant had 78 marbles and then had 128 marbles. We don't know how many marbles Addy gave him. The relationship between the known and unknown values are that you have to compare the difference between them (78-125)
Q4.
Fill in the blanks
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We know Ant had 78 marbles and then had 128 marbles. We don't know how many marbles Addy gave him. The relationship between the known and unknown values are that you have to add both known values together to get the unknown value (125 + 78)
Correct answer: We know Ant had 78 marbles and then had 128 marbles. We don't know how many marbles Addy gave him. The relationship between the known and unknown values are that you have to compare the difference between them (125-78)
We know Ant had 78 marbles and then had 128 marbles. We don't know how many marbles Addy gave him. The relationship between the known and unknown values are that you have to compare the difference between them (78-125)
Q5.
Match the word problem with the correct bar model
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Option 1
Correct answer: Option 2
Option 3
Q6.
Match the word problem with the correct bar model
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Option 1
Correct answer: Option 2
Option 3
Q7.
What is the calculation required to solve this word problem?
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250g - 625g
625g + 250g
Correct answer: 650g - 250g
Q8.
What is the calculation required to solve this word problem?
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250g - 625g
625g + 250g
Correct answer: 650g - 250g