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(1) Ducks
Ducks are swimming in a pond. There are 45 ducks. 12 of them fly away. Then 20 more ducks come. How many ducks are there now?
(2) Cats
There are 10 cats. 3 times more cats come. How many are there now?
(3) Classmates
There are thirteen kids in my class. Six are girls. One of them has light hair. There are seven boys. Two of them have dark hair.
How many people have light hair?
(4) Picnic
I have 8 friends. We're going to have a picnic. We're going to have pizza. Everybody wants 6 pieces. How many pieces do we need all together?
(5) Monkeys on a Branch

25 monkeys were on a branch. 13 got trapped and they got transported to the zoo. How many monkeys were left at the branch?

Then 7 came back from the zoo. How many monkeys are there now?

(6) Dogs in a Park

There were 151 spotted dogs at the park on Monday. There were 31 dogs on Tuesday. There were 58 dogs on Wednesday. There were 98 dogs on Thursday. There were 84 dogs on Friday and 75 dogs on Saturday. How many dogs were there in the park Monday through Friday?

(7) The Gum

There was a girl that had 15 gumballs in one pocket and 12 in the other. If she had a hole in her pockets and by the time she got home there were only two balls in each pocket, how many gumballs fell out?

(8) Young1 n Company

My ma bought me 2 kittens for my birthday. 1 ran away, so my dadda bought me 2 more cats that had 6 babies apiece. 2 passed away, so I bought myself 3 more, and I had to sell one. How many cats do I own?

(9) Girls and Sweets

There are 12 sweets. There are 6 girls. Each girls get how many?


(1) Kelsey, age 10, grade 4, Grogan Elementary School, Mr. Porter's class, Southgate, Michigan, U.S., May 29, 2002
(2) Liz, age 11, grade 6, Harris Elementary School, Mr. Orton's class, Tooela, Utah, U.S., June 14, 2002
(3) Katie, age 11, grade 5, St. Francis Xavier School, Miss Kleinrichert's class, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S., June 15, 2002
(4) Katy, age 7, grade 3, Chagrin Falls Intermediate School, Miss Delsanter's class, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, U.S., June 20, 2002
(5) Casey, age 9, grade 4, Middleton Elementary School, Middleton, Idaho, U.S., June 20, 2002
(6) Megan, age 8, grade 3, Pioneer Elementary School, Ms. Lim's class, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S., June 30, 2002
(7) Sonia, age 10, grade 4, Ludlam Elementary School, Ms. Luytjes's class, Miami, Florida, U.S., July 7, 2002
(8) Shateeka, age 12, grade 7, Park Place Community Middle School, Mr. Parlat's class, Brooklyn, New York, U.S., July 10, 2002
(9) Nur F. B. R., age 8, grade 2, Pioneer Primary School, Madam Fathlon's class, Jurong West, Singapore, July 15, 2002

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