Math Cats Story Problems: Alley Cat #8 
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(1) 3 Way Problem There were 20 skiers on the hill talking to each other. 5 went down the hill. Then 6 more went down. How many skiers are left? 
by Michael, age 8, grade 3 Mittelstadt Mrs. Cooper's class Spring, Texas August 21, 2002 

(2) Making Change If I had $1.00 and I spent 99 cents, how much would I have left? 
by Katie, age 9, grade 4 Edison Elementary School Ohio, U.S. August 30, 2002 

(3) Pencils Tary collects pencils. He has 24 pencils now. He found 12 pencils. His friends came over. He gave his friends 4 pencils. How many does he have left? 
by Sabrina, age 9, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 3, 2002 

(4) The Baseballs Nicholas has 33 baseballs. James gave him 20 more. Then Nicholas gave 12 to Ben today. How many does Nicholas have in all? 
by Nicholas, age 9, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 3, 2002 

(5) The Tour on the Ship A boy named Jason went on a tour to Africa on a ship with his four friends and his mom. They went to see a movie on the ship. It costs $2 for kids under 15 years old and $5 for people 15 years old and older. If Jason, his mom, and his 4 friends went to see the movie, how much money would it cost all together? (Jason and his friends are 13.) 
by Whitney, age 10, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 5, 2002 

(6) Too Many Girls There are 27 girls in Silverado but 3 of them left and 29 more came. How many girls are there total? 
by D.J., age 12, grade 6 Mt. George School Mrs. Martin's class Napa, California, U.S. October 4, 2002 

(7) Hit Six There were six puppies. 5 had 2 eyes and 1 had one eye. How many eyes in all? 
by Alisabeth, age 10, grade 5 Orchard Hills School Mr. Simler's class October 7, 2002 

(8) On a Branch There are 150 birds on a branch. 50 flew away. 32 came back. How mny are there now? 
by Tommy, age 10, grade 5 John F. Ryan School Mrs. Johnson's class Tewksbury, Massachusetts, U.S. October 9, 2002 

(9) Cats in the Hall There are 1,000 cats in the hall. If 3 cats went to the store and a hundred more cats came, how many would be in the hall? 
by Willie, age 12, grade 7 North Junior High School Ms. Faswan's class Earlie, Texas, U.S. October 9, 2002 

(10) Fishy Math Alexandra had 500 fish. 54 swam away. How many left? 
by Tara, age 8, grade 2 Penguin Primary School Donna Harris's class Penguin, TAS, Australia October 9, 2002 
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