## The Lesson

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In this exciting lesson, you will need to solve a range of multiplying-by-4 word problems that feature a variety of 4-legged animals (quadrupeds). Try using PAWS to arrive at the right answer!

=  Picture the problem in your mind.

=  Annotate the word problem by highlighting the important information.

W =  Write down the number sentence that needs to be solved.

S  =  Solve the number sentence using an efficient strategy.

Useful prior knowledge:

• To confidently count in multiples of 4 using a variety of pictorial representations to assist.

Did you know?

More than 3,000 lions are known to follow the wildebeest as they travel across the great plains of Africa in search of fresh grass. Elsewhere on their dangerous journey, crocodiles lie in wait as the wildebeest cross the mighty Mara River.

## Use Paws and the multiples-of-4 bar to solve the word problem.

After a tiring morning hunting wildebeest on the Serengeti, six lionesses rested their weary legs by lying down under the shade of a baobab tree. They were later joined by two young male lions.

How many resting lion legs would you be able to count beneath the baobab tree after the males joined the females?