Math Cats Story Problems: Leopard #4 
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(1) Puzzling Pattern There is a pattern in these numbers. Can you figure out what the pattern is? 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, 36, 45, 55, 66, 78, 91, 105, 120, 136, 153, 171, 190, 210, 231, 253, 276, 300, 325, 351, 378, 406, 435, 465, 496, 528, and 561. 
by Sanjana, age 8, grade 4 Concord Road Elementary School Mrs. O'Sullivan's class Ardsley, New York, U.S. August 20, 2002 

(2) Money I was given $5 each for 23 kids. How much money do I get? 
by Sarah, age 12, grade 6 St. George's Primary School Mr. Beten's class Shepparton August 20, 2002 

(3) Balls Teddy and May have 100 balls each! If Teddy gives May half of his share, and May gives Teddy one quarter of her original share, how many balls has May now? 
by Freda, age 12, grade 7 Thomas Street Middle School Mrs. Arnold's class Mississauga, Canada September 3, 2002 

(4) Got Milk? There are 47 kids and each kid wants 3 milks. How many milks do they have to order? 
by Lindsey, Marcie, and Meghan, age 9, grade 4 Westmoor School Mrs. Doll's class Scott's Bluff, Nebraska, U.S. September 6, 2002 

(5) The Old Women Walk There were three old women who always walked two blocks on Wednesday. How many blocks did they walk in three weeks? 
by Lindsey, Marcie, and Meghan, age 9, grade 4 Westmoor School Mrs. Doll's class Scott's Bluff, Nebraska, U.S. September 6, 2002 

(6) Joe has $34 Joe has $34. He shares his money evenly between three other people and himself. How much money does each person get? 
by Aaron, age 10, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 4, 2002 

(7) Toys I had 124 toys and 5 friends. If I gave each friend 5 toys, how many would I have left? 
by Devante', age 9, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 4, 2002 

(8) The Beach Tina goes to the beach and needs to buy beach products from the gift shop. Her dad gives her $55 to spend. She buys sun tan lotion for $5 and a surf board for $23. How much money does she have left? 
by Whitney, age 10, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 4, 2002 

(9) Money Problems Shay had 7,000,000 dollars and spent 6,000 dollars. How much does Shay have left? 
by Alex, age 8, grade 2 Penguin Primary School Donna Harris's class Tasmania, Australia October 9, 2002 

(10) 24 Cats 24 cats had four legs. How many legs do all the cats have? 
by Leah and Gina, age 10, grade 4 South Range School Mrs. Ekster's class Derry, New Hampshire, U.S. October 15, 2002 
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