Multiplication and Division Word Problems

Multiplying and dividing problem solving skills are practised in a range of contexts with these 48 word problem maths task cards plus a double-sided worksheet. ALL ANSWERS INCLUDED. The cards are designed to be self-checking. Includes some UK money word problems. One of my most popular resources. DUE TO DEMAND, DOLLAR VERSIONS NOW INCLUDED. The files are PDF within the Zip file.

These problem-solving activities were designed for Upper Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Year 5 / Year 6 (P6 / P7) but suit some Year 7 too. The cards work well as an early finisher challenge or as part of your multiplying and dividing focus.

SAVE by purchasing this as part of a Word Problems Four Operations BUNDLE, alongside my equivalent pack of Addition and Subtraction Word Problems.

If you prefer to buy the 2 word problem packs along with some times table games and mental maths puzzles, try this great value Maths Revision Activities BUNDLE

This Multiplication and Division Pack features:

  • 48 word problem cards (and answer sides)
  • 1-page answer key
  • 1-page recording sheet
  • 3-page recording sheet (with space for working out)
  • Double-sided worksheet (and answers) with another 8 problems


  • Multiplication and division by single digits and by multiples of 10 and 100
  • Includes some decimals
  • Includes fractions
  • Money problems (in pounds - with alternative dollar versions in another file)
  • Metric measure
  • Many multi-step (2 and 3-step) problems
  • Some addition and subtraction is required too

In the file, the question sides of the cards are on the odd numbered pages and the answer sides on the even numbered pages. You can set your printer to print the answers on the reverse but if you do not have a double-sided printing option, print the odd numbered pages, then pop the card or paper back in the printer in the correct order and print the even numbered pages on the other side. You can laminate and have students work individually or in groups, checking the answer on the back once they’ve had a go. Alternatively, make it competitive and have individuals or pairs race to solve them, using a timer perhaps. A separate card featuring all answers is included in case you prefer not to print the answers on the back of the cards. Recording sheets (2 versions) can be printed too if required.

The double-sided worksheet could be used for classwork or as a homework task.

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