Math Cats Story Problems: Alley Cat #11 
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(1) Bats On Halloween night there were 17 bats. 13 went home and then 8 came back. How many bats are there now? 
by Andrea R., age 7, grade 2 Seminole Elementary School Mrs. Debose's class Miami, Florida, U.S. October 30, 2002 

(2) The Garden In my garden, there are 9 flowers. Every flower has 2 butterflies on it. How many butterflies are on the flowers? 
by Ellee, age 8, grade 3 The Raleigh School Mr. Sather's class Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. October 31, 2002 

(3) Dogs and Cats There are 22 dogs and 20 cats. 5 dogs run away. How many dogs are left? 
by Leonard, age 10, grade 3 Morningside School Ms. Young's class Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. October 31, 2002 

(4) What Weighs More? What weighs more, a pound of leaves or a pound of rock? 
by Misty, age 13, grade 8 October 31, 2002 

(5) Scaredy Cat There are 223 cats at a schoolyard. 49 got scared away by a dog. 15 more got scared away by a human. 8 just left. There are two deer. How many cats are still at the school yard? 
by Tyler, age 9, grade 4 Kings Highway School Ms. Garrick's class Westport, Connecticut, U.S. November 1, 2002 

(6) Dancing Skeletons One night I was trickortreating all alone. As I was walking I passed a graveyard, and I saw some skeletons dancing around their graves. There were 20 graves and 4 skeletons at each grave. How many skeletons were there in all? 
by Leah, age 9, grade 4 Kings Highway School Ms. Garrick's class Westport, Connecticut, U.S. November 1, 2002 

(7) The Graveyard As I was walking home from school I took a shortcut through the graveyard. I saw 5,432 graves. The owners were going to add 4,352 graves. How many graves would there be? 
by Hannah, age 9, grade 4 Kings Highway School Ms. Sappington's class Westport, Connecticut, U.S. November 1, 2002 

(8) The Candy Store I bought nine suckers. They cost ten cents each. How much did I spend? 
by Victoria, age 7, grade 2 Levi Milton Elementary School Mrs. Morgan's class Walker, Louisiana, U.S. November 2, 2002 

(9) Joe's Fish Joe feeds his fish 2 times a day. He gives his fish 165 pieces each time. How many pieces does Joe give his fish in all, every day? 
by Michael, age 8, grade 3 Hawthorne Elementary School Ms. Kelly Brown's class Jonesboro, Georgia, U.S. November 3, 2002 

(10) Bird Eggs Once upon a time there were 4 little birds. Each bird laid 5 eggs. How many eggs were there in all? 
by Amoure, age 9, grade 4 S. A. E. S. Mrs. Reed's class Belgium November 4, 2002 
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