# Max Maths, Year 3, Practice, Word problems

## Maths Resource Description

In a practical maths scenario designed for Year 3 students, we encounter a baker who has the task of baking buns. Each tray used by the baker can hold 6 buns, and he has filled 16 trays to place in the oven. To solve for the total number of buns baked, a model is drawn to visually represent the problem, with each tray shown and the number 6 written below, indicating the number of buns per tray. Students are encouraged to calculate the total by multiplying the number of buns on one tray by the total number of trays. Mental calculation is suggested, with partitioning as a helpful strategy. By applying this multiplication, students can find the total number of buns baked.

The practice section presents additional word problems to reinforce the concept of multiplication in real-world contexts. One problem asks students to calculate the total number of coloured pencils if there are 12 pencils in one box and there are 9 boxes in total. Another problem deals with counting car wheels, where students must figure out the total number of wheels for 26 cars, given that each car has 4 wheels. These exercises aim to build proficiency in multiplication and are designed to be completed with the help of workbook pages that provide further instruction and practice opportunities.