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(1) Lots of Lizards

I had 199 lizards. 98 of them ran away. Now have many do I have left?

by Bridget, age 9, grade 3, Scenic Hills School
Miss Kenney's class
Springfield, Pennsylvania, U.S.
January 14, 2001
(2) Tomatoes

I had 12 tomatoes. Bob gave me 15 more tomatoes. How many do I have now?

by Emily, age 8, grade 2
Sugar Creek Elementary School
Mrs. Kalscheur's class
Verona, Wisconsin, U.S.
June 20, 2001
(3) Cats and Dogs

I had 12 cats. I gave 6 away and got 6 dogs. How many pets do I have?

by Dominick, age 9, grade 4
Landing School
Mrs. Reed's class
Glen Cove, U.S.
April 29, 2002
(4) Cats

I have 20 cats. 13 cats ran away. How many cats are left?

by Oslyn
April 30, 2002
(5) Lopp

A pretend ancient cat ate 66 pyramids and then 3 more. How many altogether?

by Goccat
Ms. Nekloll's class
Olympia, Washington, U.S.
April 30, 2002
(6) Cans

There are 5 cans waiting to be opened. 3 cans are open. How many are left waiting to be opened?

by Tiffani, age 8, grade 2
Thornwell School
Mrs. Marshall's class
Hartswell, South Carolina, U.S.
April 27, 2002
(7) How Many People?

If there are 100 people, how many boys and girls are there?
(a) 50 and 50
(b) 1 and 1
(c) 70 and 76

by Shayna, age 9, grade 3
Gosset Elementary School
Mrs. Golson's class
Rankin, Texas, U.S.
April 27, 2002
(8) 200 Butterflies

There were 200 butterflies. 100 flew away. How many were left?

by Megan, age 8, grade 3
Talented Student Option School
Miss Schieman's class
Wheat Ridge, Colorado, U.S.
May 2, 2002
(9) Monkeys in the Tree

There are 18 monkeys in the the tree. 1 monkey leaves to get his friends. 3 more monkeys come. How many monkeys are there now?

by Moriah and Korrine, age 10, grade 4
Belle Valley School
Mrs. Rutkowsky's class
Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.
May 3, 2002
(10) The Spill

There are 15 drops of water in a glass bottle. I drop it on a plate, and only 2 drops come out. How many have I lost?

by Dannielle, age 9, grade 4
McAvinnue School
Mr. Vong's class
Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
May 7, 2002
(11) Spooktacular

Roger Williams Park Zoo has a Jack-o-Lantern Spooktacular. There are supposed to be 1,000 jack-o-lanterns, but 300 of them were not made in time. How many are on display?

by Hannah, age 10, grade 4
Great Place to Learn
Miss Baillargeon's class
Swansea, Massachusetts, U.S.
May 8, 2002
(12) Alien Eyes

My alien has 230 eyes. 18 are blue. How many are red?

by Vanessa, age 10, grade 4
Maclean Memorial School
Mrs. Baudoin's class
May 9, 2002
(13) My Birthday Cupcakes

If I had 26 cupcakes and I gave away 12, how many do I have left?

by Jeff, age 8, grade 3
Martin School
Miss Baillargeon's class
Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S.
May 9, 2002

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