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This batch of math story problems comes to us from Ms. Gongora's third grade class at Northampton Elementary School in Spring, TX.
|(1) Math Whiz
Ashley fed 50 cats. 30 of them got full. How many are still eating?
I have 16 puppies. 5 run away. How many are left?
|(3) On Friday the 13th
On Friday the 13th, 13 black cats crossed Kimmie and Zoe. Then 6 more black cats crossed their path. How many black cats crossed their path?
There were two ducks at a pond. Three ducks joined and two left. How many are left?
There are 16 dogs in a park. Seven of them played on the grass. The rest went swimming. How many stayed dry?
There are 5 birds in a tree. 4 flew away. 2 came back. How many birds are in the tree now?
|(7) Hot Cookies
Ann had hot cookies to give to a sick friend. She had 25 cookies cooling on the table. Ann took 25 more cookies out of the oven. How many cookies does Ann have now?
There were 7 parrots in a tree. 3 flew away. 2 came back. How many are there in all?
|(9) The Little Old Lady Who Ate Snails
The little old lady was on a trip in the jungle. She found 100 snails. She ate 70. How many snails are left?
There were 2 boats. In each boat there were 16 people. How many people were in the 2 boats altogether?
(1) Ashley G., age 9
(2) Shannon, age 8
(3) Kimmie, age 9
(4) Angela, age 9
(5) Taylor, age 9
(6) Bryan, age 9
(7) Stacey, age 8
(8) Alex, age 9
(9) Jim, age 9
(10) Erin, age 9
All are students in Ms. Gongora's third grade class at Northampton Elementary School in Spring, Texas. These stories were sent to Math Cats on March 27, 2002.
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