Column addition 5: Wriggling Worms

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to add numbers with more than 4 digits using the formal written method of column addition (more than one exchange).

Context: Wriggling Worms

Credit: BBC Two - Springwatch

Clip Description

Can you think of an animal that has no eyes, breathes through its skin and has five hearts? The answer is ‘an earthworm!’ With around 6,000 species worldwide, earthworms can be found on every continent except for Antarctica. Species can vary greatly in length. The Gippsland giant earthworm is one of the largest earthworms in the world. It can reach up to 3 metres in length!

In this fascinating clip, we learn that earthworms are vital to life on earth. This is because their movement underground makes the soil more fertile, enabling plants to grow.

Whiteboard Number Challenge

We have learnt that there are around 6,000 species of earthworm.

Can you use your knowledge of the 6 times table to write down the 6,000 times table?