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Column addition: Lesson 3: eagles

3 - Whiteboard Challenges

Spot the Mistake!

Someone has made a mistake in their column addition. Can you explain the mistake to your talk partner?

Did you know?

North American bald eagles are enormous birds of prey. Females are larger than males and can have a wingspan of 2 m 50 cm (250 cm).

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

One sunny Alaskan morning, a bald eagle (whose mass was 4,135 grams) caught and ate 262 g of salmon. In the afternoon, the same bald eagle it ate a further 159 g of salmon.

How many grams of salmon were eaten by the bald eagle on this particular day?