# Multiplication (tables): 8x: arachnids

## The Lesson

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In this exciting lesson, you will need to solve a range of multiplying-by-8 word problems that feature a variety of arachnids, including scorpions and spiders. 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 8 using a variety of pictorial representations to assist.

Did you know?

We’ve learnt that spiders are arachnids with 8 legs, but did you know that most spiders also have 8 eyes? Jumping spiders, like Portia, have two very large front eyes to get a clear, colour image and to judge distance. They have extra side and rear eyes to detect when something is moving.

## Use Paws and the multiples-of-8 bar to solve the word problem.

High up in the canopy of a rainforest, five 8-eyed jumping spiders were on a hunting expedition. They were jumping from tree to tree in search of prey such as other spiders, flies and ants. One particular spider managed a record-breaking leap of 70 centimetres!

Between them, how many eyes did the jumping spiders have altogether?