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(1) Rebecca's Dog Friends Rebecca had 10 dog friends. She only counted 5. How many dogs did she not count? 
by Tariq D., age 8, grade 2 Hambrick School Ms. Watkins' class Stone Mountain June 10, 2002 

(2) Toys I have 5 toys. I get 6 more. How many toys do I have now? 
by Tariq D., age 8, grade 2 Hambrick School Ms. Watkins' class Stone Mountain June 10, 2002 

(3) Lions Once there were a few lions. Four more joined them. Now there are 11 lions. How many lions were there before they were joined? 
by Mary, age 9, grade 4 EduPrize School Mrs. U's class Gilbert, Arizona, U.S. June 11, 2002 

(4) Ten Totally Silly Clowns Once there were ten silly clowns. Eight got fired for messing up their act! How many clowns still have their job? 
by Benoit, age 7, grade 1 George R. Martin Elementary Mrs. Baillargeon's class Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S. June 11, 2002 

(5) Unsharpened Pencils I have 17 unsharpened pencils but then I sharpen 9. Now, how many unsharpened pencils do I have? 
by Kaily, age 9, grade 3 Grove Elementary School Paula Schornick's class Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S. June 17, 2002 

(6) Lost Kittens Eight kittens were lost. Three found a home. How many are still lost? 
by Kayla, age 8, grade 3 Mittlestadt Elementary School Spring, Texas, U.S. June 18, 2002 

(7) My Cousins Four cousins jump on the trampoline. Two cousins play a game. How many cousins are playing? 
by Lakrysten, age 7, grade 2 J. S. Pate Elementary School Mrs. Alice James's class Cordele, Georgia, U.S. June 20, 2002 

(8) Lobsters There are seven lobsters. 2 swim away. How many are left? 
by Roy, age 7, grade 2 J. S. Pate Elementary School Mrs. Alice James's class Cordele, Georgia, U.S. June 20, 2002 

(9) Fish and Crabs There are two fish and 3 crabs. How many in all? 
by Jakhory, age 7, grade 2 J. S. Pate Elementary School Mrs. Alice James's class Cordele, Georgia, U.S. June 20, 2002 

(10) 12 Little Monkeys There were 12 monkeys in the tree and 5 fell down. How many are there left? 
by Aj, age 11, grade 5 Tahmoor Public School Mrs. Savdge's class Tahmoor NSW, Australia June 27, 2002 
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