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(1) Mystery Number I'm a number between 10 and 20. I'm an even number. I go before 19. What am I? 
by Paige, age 14, grade 8 Seven Oaks School Mrs. C's class Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada August 22, 2001 

(2) Lucky Seven There are ten balls. One of them is the best of them all and we call that ball ... Lucky Seven. Why? because it is lucky and the number is seven. Now one day I lost three! How many do I have left? 
by by Brandi, age 7, grade 3 River Trail School Mrs. Weiss's class Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. September 30, 2001 

(3) Dance I am in 7 dance classes. I have to quit 2. How many classes do I take now? 
by CJ, age 9, grade 4 Fredonia Elementary School Mrs. Price's class Fredonia, New York, U.S. October 12, 2001 

(4) Taking a Test I have been taking a test for an 1 hour. The test is 3 hours long. How long have I been taking the test? 
by Megan, age 11, grade 5 Critzer Elementary School Mrs. Fox's class Pulaski, Virginia, U.S. December 20, 2001 

(5) The Lost Doggy One sunny morning a mommy dog and her young pups took a walk. Unfortunately, the youngest of the 8 puppies got lost. How many puppies are left? What if two were lost? 
by Leslie, age 9, grade 4 Ludlam Elementary School Mrs. Ziegler's class Miami, Florida, U.S. April 25, 2002 

(6) The American Flag 14 flags were made by a company. 8 were sent out. How many flags does the company still have to send out? 
by Nicole C., age 11, grade 5 Sacred Heart School Mrs. Gourde's class Freeport, Minnesota, U.S. April 29, 2002 

(7) Space If you have 1 moon, how many do you have? 
by Amanda, age 9, grade 3 Gosset Elementary School Mrs. Golson's class Rankin, Texas, U.S. April 27, 2002 

(8) McDonald's Hamburgers I went to McDonald's for my birthday. I invited 12 friends. If only 9 friends turned up, how many did not come? 
by Toni, age 13, grade 8 Bentley Park College Ms. Morrison's class Cairns, Australia May 2, 2002 

(9) Lollipops I have eight lollipops. I want to eat three. How many will I have left? 
by Courtney, age 10, grade 4 Vesey Elementary School Ms. Stepp's class Tucson, Arizona, U.S. May 3, 2002 

(10) Horses 6 horses were in a stable. 2 left and 4 more came. How many horses are in the stable now? 
by Shelby, age 11, grade 6 Swift Creek Middle School Mrs. Touchton's class Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. May 4, 2002 
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