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(1) Ten Dogs

I have ten dogs. 5 ran away. How many are left?

by Jasmine, age 13, grade 10
HCC School
Janet Answorth's class
Christchurch, New Zealand
May 23, 2002
(2) Apples and Bananas

There was a boy who had seven bananas and another boy who had two apples. How many apples and bananas did they have altogether?

by Sarah, age 13, grade 9
Corran School
Ms. Channey's class
Auckland, New Zealand
May 24, 2002
(3) Paloo

I had 3 balls. I lost 2. How many are left?

by Chinar, age 8, grade 4
Hema's class
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
May 30, 2002
(4) Pancakes

Mom is making pancakes! Dan gets three, Sally gets two, and Mike gets four. How many pancakes did Mom make for them?

by Michelle, age 7, grade 1
Maplewood PCEP
Mrs. Shadduck's class
Edmond, Washington, U.S.
May 30, 2002
(5) Help

Help! I am in a pickle. I like 4 kinds of sandwiches. I had one kind yesterday. How many other choices do I have left?

by Jenny O., age 11, grade 5
Goodwood School
Uxbridge, Canada
May 31, 2002
(6) Kittens

I have 5 kittens. Two kittens ran away, and 1 came back. How many kittens are there?

by Justine P., age 11, grade 6
Liberty Middle School
June 1, 2002
(7) The Cats in the Hat

There were 10 cats in a hat. Two cats were not in the hat, and went into the bathroom. Four cats from the hat went into the kitchen to eat. How many cats are in the hat?

by Nancy, age 12, grade 6
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
June 1, 2002
(8) Snoopy Dogs

I have one snoopy dog. My mum gives me 5 more. How mamy snoopy dogs do I have now?

by TCJ, age 10, grade 5
Yang Zheng Primary School
Miss Chai's class
Seragoon, Singapore
June 7, 2002
(9) Garden Snails

4 snails came to my garden. 1 snail was red. The rest were yellow. How many were yellow?

by Cui Jie, age 10, grade 5
Yang Zheng Primary School
Miss Chai's class
Seragoon, Singapore
June 7, 2002
(10) The Pool

My friend Evan and I were swimming in my pool one day. We decided to have some more friends over to play. 5 more friends showed up to play. Then 2 had to go home. How many were left in the pool?

by Cody, age 9, grade 3
Ekron Elementary School
Mrs. Hewlett's class
Guston, Kentucky, U.S.
June 8, 2002

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