# The Chuggin' Along Train Company - Operations with Whole Numbers

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Choosing the Right Operation

This activity helps students answer a common question when solving word problems – Which operation do I use?

Students focus on the action in the problem so that the operation is clear.

Each problem in this activity contains the same numbers, with a few distractors.

The structure of the problem forces students to use the context to decide which operation to use, rather than guess based on the size of the numbers.

8 problems include operations with whole numbers.

Use with small groups, during guided maths, in tutoring or invention and in centres.

This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, an answer key and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.

#### Australian Curriculum alignment

• ACMNA073

Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least tens of thousands to assist calculations and solve problems

• ACMNA100

Solve problems involving multiplication of large numbers by one- or two-digit numbers using efficient mental, written strategies and appropriate digital technologies

• ACMNA101

Solve problems involving division by a one digit number, including those that result in a remainder

• ACMNA291

Use efficient mental and written strategies and apply appropriate digital technologies to solve problems

• ACMNA076

Develop efficient mental and written strategies and use appropriate digital technologies for multiplication and for division where there is no remainder

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