# Column addition 4: Lesson 3: penguins

## The Maths Bit!

In this exciting lesson, you will be need to solve a range of addition word problems that feature penguins. Try using **PAWS** to arrive at the right answer!

**P ** = Picture the problem in your mind.

**A **= 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.

**Prior learning: ** 3-digit column addition with one or more exchanges

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

*Within a colony of almost a million chinstrap penguins, there was an enormous crèche containing 1,381 chinstrap penguin chicks. A further 235 chicks joined the crèche, while their parents headed out to sea to find food. *

*How many chinstrap penguin chicks were there in the crèche after the new arrivals?*

**Did you know?**

*While chinstrap parents hunt for food at sea, young chinstrap chicks band together in a group called a crèche. A small crèche may have a few adults watching over it. However, a large crèche will often be unsupervised! *