Column addition 6: Safety in Numbers
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: Fantastic Flocks
Birds often flock together because there is safety in numbers. Flying in a large group, with many pairs of eyes on the lookout, makes it easier to spot a potential predator. It is also harder for a predator to single out an individual bird.
In this fascinating clip, we see over 100,000 starlings twisting, turning, swooping and swirling across the sky in beautiful shape-shifting clouds. This hypnotic spectacle is called a ‘murmuration’.
Whiteboard Number Challenge
In the clip, we are treated to an incredible aerial dance called a murmuration.
Give each letter of the word ‘murmuration’ a number according to its place in the alphabet.
e.g. A = 1 Z = 26
What is the total value of this word?