Math Cats Story Problems: Alley Cat #17 
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(1) The Teacher Story There were 24 students and 2 teachers. How many students were in each class (if the classes were the same size)? 
by Molly, age 9, grade 3 Cedar Creek School Mrs. Letlow's class Ruston, Louisiana, U.S. December 10, 2002 

(2) Passengers There are four cars. Each car has three passengers. How many passengers are there in all? 
by April, age 11, grade 5 Mrs. Dodd's class December 11, 2002 

(3) People There were 2,005 people and 14 left. How many are there now? 
by Ashley, age 10, grade 5 Detroit, Michigan, U.S. December 11, 2002 

(4) Presents Five presents were under the tree. Each present was wrapped in paper with 4 red stripes. How many stripes were under the tree? 
by Jacob R., age 10, grade 4 Manteno Elementary School Ms. Weddell's class Manteno, Illinois, U.S. December 16, 2002 

(5) Snowmen My family made groups of 5 snowmen in 8 yards. How many snowmen were made all together? 
by Jacob R., age 10, grade 4 Manteno Elementary School Ms. Weddell's class Manteno, Illinois, U.S. December 16, 2002 

(6) Christmas Cookies My mom baked Christmas cookies. She made 2 Christmas tree cookies. Each tree used 5 green sprinkles. How many sprinkles does she need? 
by Cody, age 10, grade 4 Manteno Elementary School Ms. Weddell's class Manteno, Illinois, U.S. December 16, 2002 

(7) Toys There are 4 pairs of roller blades. Each pair needs 6 wheels. How many wheels do the elves need? 
by Cody, age 10, grade 4 Manteno Elementary School Ms. Weddell's class Manteno, Illinois, U.S. December 16, 2002 

(8) Carolers I was a caroler today. We went to 5 houses and sang 6 songs at each house. How many songs did I sing? 
by Cody, age 10, grade 4 Manteno Elementary School Ms. Weddell's class Manteno, Illinois, U.S. December 16, 2002 

(9) Christmas Is Here If Jonathan got 5 times more presents than Rachelle, and Rachelle got 5 presents, how many presents does Jonathan have? 
by Benjamin, age 12, grade 7 Oberon School Mrs. Wysong's class Arvada, Colorado, U.S. December 18, 2002 

(10) Leprechauns There were three leprechauns and 7,777 leprechauns joined them. How many in all? 
by Sadie, age 11, grade 4 Princeton School Doro's class Princeton, Wisconsin, U.S. December 19, 2002 
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