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This batch of math story problems comes to us from Ms. Gongora's third grade class at Northampton Elementary School in Spring, TX.
(1) Cats I had 12 cats. Each cat had 2 eyes. How many eyes were there? 
by Samuel, age 8, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 

(2) Pizza There were two whole pizzas. Half of one pizza was eaten. What fraction is left? 
by Zachary, age 8, grade 3, Northampton Elementary School Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 

(3) The Cheetah Story There were 9 cheetahs in a tree. Two came to be my pets. Four more went in the tree. Then one came to be my pet. How many are left? 
by Abby, age 9, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 

(4) The Maniac Cat Once there was a cat. He went to 10 of his friends' houses. Each friend gave him 10 toys. How many toys did he get? 
by Erin, age 9, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 

(5) Snakes There are 20 snakes and ten people. How many snakes did each person get? 
by Keaton, age 9, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 

(6) The Cool Dirt Bike Once there was Honda XR 100. It was for sale. It was $1,705. My Mom said, "Maybe son, I will think about it." I said, "Mom, I only have $400." How much more money do I need? 
by Cruz, age 10, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 

(7) About Me, Myself, and I There were 3 people. One was named Me and the others were named Myself and I. Two of them left and 3 other people came and then Myself and I came back. How many people are there now? 
by Kendra, age 10, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 

(8) Planes There were 12 planes in the air. Each plane had 12 passengers. How many passengers were flying that day? 
by Raiden, age 9, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 

(9) Easter Eggs There are 5 eggs. Each egg has 4 chocolates inside. How many chocolates are there in all? 
by Gracie, age 9, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 

(10) Nine Monkeys Nine monkeys are sitting in a tree. Later there were 5 times as many. How many are there now? 
by Michael, age 8, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 
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