Math Cats Story Problems: House Cat #1 
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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? 

(2) Dogs 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? 

(4) Ducks There were two ducks at a pond. Three ducks joined and two left. How many are left? 

(5) Dogs There are 16 dogs in a park. Seven of them played on the grass. The rest went swimming. How many stayed dry? 

(6) Birds 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? 

(8) Parrots 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? 

(10) Boats There were 2 boats. In each boat there were 16 people. How many people were in the 2 boats altogether? 
Credits:
(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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