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(1) The Winning Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings played 25 games in November. They lost only 6 games and tied 2 games. How many games did they win?

by Kaylin, age 8, grade 3
Franklin Road Christian School
Mrs. McCready's class
West Bloomfield, Michigan, U.S.
November 13, 2002
(2) Pet Dolphins

In the Halifax River there are 20 dolphins swimming in a pod. My friend and I want to have them as pets. How many dolphins would we each get as pets (if we *could* have them and if we shared them equally?

by Leticia and Ashley, age 10, grade 5
Holly Hill Elementary School
Ms. Fletcher's class
Holly Hill, Florida, U.S.
November 13, 2002
(3) The Dog of the House

I have 50 friends who each have a dog. If all their dogs came to my house and I only had 5 bowls, how many dogs will be at each bowl?

by Chi-Chi, age 9, grade 4
Holly Hill Elementary School
Mrs. Smith's class
Holly Hill, Florida, U.S.
November 13, 2002
(4) Cats for Sale

There are 10 cats for sale. Chi-Chi and Loniqua want to get the same number of cats. How many do they each get?

by no name
November 14, 2002
(5) Tigers at the Zoo

There were 33,321 tigers at the zoo. 11,111 ran away. How many stayed at the zoo?

by Jamal, age 9, grade 4
Sacred Heart School
Ms. Dobbins' class
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
November 15, 2002
(6) Cats

I have 22 cats. 18 have tails. 2 others have stripes. 2 others have folded ears. How many more cats have tails than folded ears?

by Jessica, age 10, grade 5
Montara School
Mr.Keck's class
California, U.S.
November 15, 2002
(7) E-Mails

At 9:00 a.m. there were 28 e-mails on my computer one day, and at 12:00 I found out that I had 100 new e-mails on my computer then. The next day at 10:00 a.m. I had 200 new e-mails, and I had 94 more new e-mails at 1:00 p.m. How many e-mail messages did I get in all?

by Stephanie, age 9, grade 3
Gull Lake School
Ms. Young's class
Bedford, Michigan, U.S.
November 17, 2002
(8) The Boy Who Caught Fish

There was a boy who went fishing for 7 days and kept catching 7 fish each day. How many fish did he catch in 7 days?

by Alexandra B., age 10, grade 5
Salem Grade School
Mrs. Thomson's class
Salem, Wisconsin, U.S.
November 20, 2002
(9) How Many Cows?

There were two cows. The farmer had a meeting, so the cows took off and didn't stay there. Then another four cows came, but they didn't have a place to be put so they got taken away. Another six cows came to the barn and they found a place they could cuddle up in. How many cows were there now?

by Ariel, age 11, grade 5
Morristown Elementary School
Ms. May's class
Morrisville, Vermont, U.S.
November 21, 2002
(10) Sad Little Kittens

I went to my friend's house and she had 2 kittens. One ran away when we were outside, so we bought 3 more kittens, and we took pictures of all the kittens in case they ran away. How many kittens did we take pictures of?

by Ariel, age 11, grade 5
Morristown Elementary School
Ms. May's class
Morrisville, Vermont, U.S.
November 21, 2002

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