# Column addition: Lesson 2: bees

## The Lesson

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In this exciting lesson, you will be need to solve a range of addition word problems that feature bees. 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 add 3-digit numbers together using counters in a place value chart and column addition (with no exchange)
• To confidently add 2-digit numbers together using counters in a place value chart and column addition (with one exchange).

Did you know?

There are over 20,000 different types of bees in the world. They are divided into seven ‘families’ but only one family makes honey. This family is called Apidae and includes the honey bee, which produces the honey that is eaten by humans.

## Use PAWS, counters and column addition to solve the following word problem.

A beekeeper (whose family had been making honey for over 125 years) was removing honey from one of his beehives. During this time,135 bees landed on his head while a further 247 bees landed on his arms and body.

How many bees landed on the beekeeper in total?