What needs to be done in order to solve multiplication problems? Isn’t it enough to just multiply the numbers that we’re given?

No! Because…

###### What’s more important is UNDERSTANDING the multiplication problems.

This is why we’re bringing you some multiplication problems today where YOU WON’T NEED TO USE MULTIPLICATION, but rather, **TO THINK CRITICALLY**.

Ready? Read and answer this multiplication problem carefully:

Is enough information provided to solve the problem?

What would your answer be? Think about it carefully! **We don’t have enough information to know how many necklaces Mario made!**

We’re going to try another kind of problem:

Have you read through all the options carefully?

The correct answer is…

Want to try something a little more challenging?

Give this last one a shot:

Be careful, you need to read all of the options carefully!

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Learn More:

- Learn How to Solve 1-Digit Division Problems
- How to Solve a Multiplication Problem
- Problems with Fractions and How to Solve Them
- Word Problems with Fractions
- Multiplication with Decimals and Some Examples