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(1) Spooktacular

Roger Williams Park Zoo has a Jack-o-Lantern Spooktacular. There are supposed to be 1,000 jack-o-lanterns, but 300 of them were not made in time. How many are on display?

by Hannah, age 10, grade 4
Great Place to Learn
Miss Baillargeon's class
Swansea, Massachusetts, U.S.
May 8, 2002
(2) Alien Eyes

My alien has 230 eyes. 18 are blue. How many are red?

by Vanessa, age 10, grade 4
Maclean Memorial School
Mrs. Baudoin's class
May 9, 2002
(3) My Birthday Cupcakes

If I had 26 cupcakes and I gave away 12, how many do I have left?

by Jeff, age 8, grade 3
Martin School
Miss Baillargeon's class
Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S.
May 9, 2002
(4) The Grocery

At the grocery store, Sonia went to get root beer. Three bottles fell out of the case. If there were 24 bottles to begin with, how many are left?

by Sonia, age 10, grade 4
Ludlam Elementary School
Ms. Luytjes's class
Miami, Florida, U.S.
May 10, 2002
(5) Cats

I had 100 cats. 8 ran away. How many are left?

by Clara, age 9, grade 2
Southeast School
Mrs. Heppe's class
Sikeston, Missouri, U.S.
May 14, 2002
(6) 15 Cats

You have 15 cats. You give 5 away, then you give 7 more away. Someone gives you 6 more. How many cats do you have?

by Meredith and Rachel, age 10, grade 4
Lincoln Park School
Mrs. McTurnon's class
Greenfield, Indiana, U.S.
May 16, 2002
(7) The Park

There are 30 dogs in the park. 10 cats come to play. How many dogs and cats are there altogether?

by Katelyn, age 7, grade 1
Martin Elementary School
Miss Baillargeon's class
Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S.
May 17, 2002
(8) The Train to New York

Each day train #7 brings people to New York. On Monday train #7 brought ten people to New York. Then on Friday train #7 brought nineteen people to New York. How many people did train #7 bring to New York altogether on those two days?

by Benoit, age 7, grade 1
Martin Elementary School
Miss Baillargeon's class
Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S.
May 17, 2002
(9) The Apple Tree

There are 50 apples in the apple tree. Laken ate 4, Karmen ate 7, Madison ate 3. How many apples are left in the apple tree?

by Laken, age 8, grade 2
Grolee Elementary School
Mrs. Dupree's class
Opelousas, Lousiana, U.S.
May 18, 2002
(10) Children

There were 100 children wanting to go to the zoo. Only 32 were allowed to go. How many children were left?

by Timmy, age 10, grade 4-5
Limehouse School
Mr. Cavasin's class
Acton, Ontario, Canada
May 18, 2002

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