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(1) Missing Cookies The cookies, they're gone. I had 15 cookies and 9 went missing. How many are left? 
by Amanda, age 11, grade 5 Tahmoor Public School Mrs. Savdge's class Tahmoor NSW, Australia June 27, 2002 

(2) Classes I have 4 classes before lunch and 4 afterwards. how many classes do I have in all? 
by Lacy, age 6, grade 1 Manhattan Elementary School Mrs. K's class Manhattan, Montana, U.S. June 28, 2002 

(3) Christmas Cards Boronia had 6 Christmas cards and I had 8. How many did we have altogether? 
by Hanna, age 6, grade 1 St. Mary's Primary School Mrs. Ryan's class Rushworth, Victoria, Australia July 4, 2002 

(4) Animals There were two cats. Three dogs came along, and five birds joined them. 6 cows joined up with them. How many animals are there in all? 
by Nicole, age 7, grade 2 McKinley School Carol Podwel's class Kokomo, Indiana, U.S. July 6, 2002 

(5) The Bad Wild Cats Once upon a star there were 10 wild cats in a pack  2 parents and 8 cubs. One day while the mother was trying to teach her cubs how to hunt, 4 of them wandered away from their mother. How many cubs did she have left? 
by Hazel J., age 12, grade 6 Driftwood Middle School Ms. Taddonio's class Hollywood, Florida, U.S. July 2, 2002 

(6) Missing! I had 12 books. Now I have 3. How many are missing? 
by Karen, age 9, grade 4 home schooled Jean Marzolf Woodbridge, Virginia, U.S. July 6, 2002 

(7) Piglet There are 4 piglets, 2 piglets have curly tails and one has a straight tail. How many have no tail at all? 
by Rebekah, age 9, grade 3 Einstein School Mrs. Killian's class Sunbury, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 10, 2002 

(8) 10 Cats There are 10 cats walking around the house. 6 cats sit down. How many cats are left standing? 
by Tori, age 10, grade 5 Manteo Elementary School Mr. Whitt's class Manteo, North Carolina, U.S. July 10, 2002 

(9) 6 Hens There are 6 hens. 4 wandered away. How many hens are there now? 
by Nur F. B. R., age 8, grade 2 Pioneer Primary School Madam Fathlon's class Jurong West, Singapore July 15, 2002 

(10) States I went to seven states so far. Then I went to two more. How many states have I been to? 
by Hannah, age 7, grade 1 Laura B. Sprague Elementary School Mr. Elbert's class Lincolnshire, Illinois, U.S. July 15, 2002 
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