# Number (place value): Acorn Woodpeckers

## The Problem

A family of 6 acorn woodpeckers hammered thousands of acorns into the small holes that they had drilled into a tree. The exact number of acorns that each woodpecker hammered into the tree is shown in the grid opposite.

**Can you use the clues to work out the number of acorns that each woodpecker hammered into the tree?**

**Discuss with a partner whether or not you needed to use all of the clues given.**

**Did you know?**

The acorn woodpecker will sometimes use human-made structures to store its precious acorns. Fenceposts, garden sheds and even goalposts have been discovered with acorns buried within.

## Visualising the Problem and Getting Started

Can you spot a number on the grid below where the sum of its digits is an odd number?

The sum of this number’s digits is 18 after it has been rounded to the nearest multiple of 10. Can you spot the number on the grid?