# Multiplication (tables): 3x: three-toed animals

## Learning Objective

We are learning how to multiply by 3.

**Context:** 3-toed animals

## Clip Description

What do the words triangle, tricycle and tripod have in common? That’s right – they all start with the prefix **tri-**. It means three. A **tri**angle has 3 sides, a **tri**pod has 3 legs and a** tri**cycle has 3 wheels. Have you heard of the word ‘**tri**dactyl’? There are lots of animals around the world that are tridactyl. It means that they have three toes on each foot or three fingers on each hand. The three-toed sloth, the three-toed box turtle, the three-toed skink (a lizard with tiny legs that is sometimes mistaken for a snake) and the American three-toed woodpecker all belong to this group.

In this fascinating clip, we are shown a three-toed sloth’s swimming technique. Despite their sluggish movements on land, sloths are surprisingly agile in the water. They perform a breaststroke, much like a human, using their four long legs to push themselves forwards.

## Quick Number Challenge

Any number that cannot be divided by 2 is called an **odd number**. The number 3 is an odd number.

**Can you list all of the single digit odd numbers? Can you find the sum total of all of the single digit odd numbers?**