Tripp and Tori Backpacker visit Sweden to see some local attractions. They count the steps they take, the heights they climb and solve a problem with their hotel safe – all using their knowledge of adding more than 4 digits.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. Whose route will take the least number of steps?
Discuss different approaches to working out the answer.
Tori’s route will involve the least number of steps (36,197); Tripp’s route – 36,327 steps.
2. In what order did they visit the attractions?
Discuss approach. They are a variety of alternative routes and orders in which they visit the attractions. Children can explore which route can be completed in the fewest steps.
1. Lacko Castle; 2. Lund Cathedral; 3. Eketorp; 4. Tree Top Hotel. 109,303 (includes the 9,482 steps from Tree Top Hotel back to their own hotel.
3. How high did they climb altogether?
Discuss the need for the children will need to go back and record all the heights of the attractions. These will then need to be added together.
4. Which two numbers from her list will give the total 18,436?
Discuss how to explore different combinations of numbers in their search for two numbers that, when added together, give the specified total.
9,864 and 8,572
5. Who is the overall winner?
Discuss methods for adding 4 and 5-digit numbers together to establish whether Tori or Tripp have the greatest total.
Tripp – 20,670
National Curriculum Objectives
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