Multiplication (tables): 2x: bipeds

3 - Whiteboard Challenges

Agree or disagree?

Matilda said, “I can see 8 emus in the photograph, each with 2 legs.” To show the total number of emu legs, she wrote the following number sentences:

8 + 8 = 16     8 x 2 = 16

Is Matilda right? Explain your answer with a talk partner.

Did you know?

In the main film clip, we saw Brolga caring for a variety of animals that included flightless emus. Emus are the second largest bird on the planet and can grow to a height of 2 metres! Do you know what the largest bird on the planet is?

Use Paws and the multiples-of-2 bar to solve the word problem.

Once Brolga’s animal hospital had been built in the middle of the Australian outback, 4 kangaroos, 3 camels, 6 emus and 2 humans moved in.

How many biped eyes would you be able to count at the animal hospital?

Answer: _______________