Math Cats Story Problems: Kitten #7 
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(1) One Teacher and Two Bad Girls 2 girls named Maura and Alexus were best friends, but sometimes they could be bad. One day in school, one girl erased the whole blackboard. How many girls were good? 
by Alexus, age 8, grade 2 Gunston Elementary School Mrs. Seetin's class Lorton, Virginia, U.S. July 16, 2002 

(2) Cats My cat had 8 eight kittens. Someone took four. How many are left? 
by Neka, age 11, grade 5 Throop Elementary School Mrs. Combs' class Paoli, Indiana, U.S. July 17, 2002 

(3) Candy I had 12 pieces of candy. I gave 6 away. How many are left???? 
by Yassine, age 10, grade 5 Washington Mill Elementry School Mrs. Smith's class Lorton, Virginia, U.S. July 22, 2002 

(4) Horsy Eaters 10 horses are in a barn. 8 of them leave the barn to go eat grass. How many horses are left? 
by Clint, age 10, grade 5 Camp Dick Robinson Mrs. Hawkins' class Lancaster, Kentucky, U.S. July 29, 2002 

(5) Dogs I have 6 dogs. 4 run away. How many are left? 
by Jazmin, age 9, grade 3 Parklands College Mrs. Severin's class Cape Town, South Africa August 1, 2002 

(6) Twelve Men There are 12 men. Six go running. How many are left? 
by Leigh, age 9, grade 3 Parklands College Mrs. Severin's class Cape Town, South Africa August 1, 2002 

(7) In the Park There are 14 children in the park. 8 of them don't have cats. How many children have cats? 
by Simone, age 9, grade 3 Parklands College Mrs. Severin's class Cape Town, South Africa August 1, 2002 

(8) Cats There are 9 cats playing. 5 cats are sleeping. How many all together? 
by Roslyn, age 9, grade 3 Parklands College Mrs. Severin's class Cape Town, South Africa August 1, 2002 

(9) Gone! My mom made 9 cupcakes. Now there are only 3. how many are missing? 
by Karen, age 9, grade 4 homeschooled Woodbridge, Virginia, U.S. August 3, 2002 

(10) Away Pencils! I have 10 pencils. I used 6 of them. How many do I have left? 
by Samantha, age 10, grade 5 Sacred Heart School Mrs. Tatmen's class Red Bluff, California, U.S. August 7, 2002 
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