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(1) Kittens

I had two kittens. I gave one away. How many are left?

by Monica, age 8, grade 2
Lakeside Intermediate School
Mrs. Elliott's class
Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.
May 10, 2002
(2) Dogs

I had one dog. I got three more. How many dogs do I have in all?

by by Sydni, age 7, grade 2
Lakeside Intermediate School
Mrs. Davis's class
Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.
May 10, 2002
(3) Eggs

I love to cook eggs. I made 2 eggs. My sister made 4 eggs. My brother ate 3 eggs. How many cooked eggs are left?

by Amelia, age 8, grade 2
Newnan Crossing Elementary School
Mrs. Carrol's class
Newnan, Georgia, U.S.
May 10, 2002
(4) The Cats' Bad Day

Once there were five little kittens. One got struck by lightning, then two got wet. How many were not harmed?

by Sunshine, age 8, grade 2
and Marquia, age 9, grade 3
Southeast Elementary School
Mrs. Heppe's and Mrs. Nichol's classes
Sikeston, Missouri, U.S.
May 16, 2002
(5) The Missing Dogs

Momma dog takes her twelve puppies outside to play. When she comes in she is missing three. How many dogs came inside?

by Megan, age 6, grade 1
Ashland Ranch Elementary School
Mrs. Pugmire's class
Gilbert, Arizona, U.S.
May 16, 2002
(6) Five Flamingos

There were 5 flamingos on a fence. 2 flew away. 1 came back. How many are left?

by Holly, age 7, grade 1
Martin Elementary School
Miss Baillargeon's class
Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S.
May 17, 2002
(7) Ten Puppies

I have 10 puppies. 4 are brown and the rest are black. How many are black?

by Shelli, age 9, grade 3
Veneta Elementary School
Mrs. Leatham and Mrs. Aguero's class
Veneta, Oregon, U.S.
May 20, 2002
(8) Mice

There are 13 mice in the cupboard. 5 get eaten by a cat. 8 more mice come. How many are left?

by Rachel, age 8, grade 2
Lunt School
Miss Murphy's class
Falmouth, Maine, U.S.
May 20, 2002
(9) Cutesy Kitten Problem

One mummy cat has 5 black kittens, then she has 5 more kittens. How many kittens has she now?

by Tegan, age 6, grade 1
Cranford House School
Miss Creer's class
Streatley-upon-Thames, Berkshire, England
May 21, 2002
(10) Snowballs

Jade ate 3 snow balls, Laken ate 2 snow balls, Gabbie ate 4 snow balls. How many did they eat in all?

by Jade, age 7, grade 1
Grolee Elementary School
Ms. Pam's class
Opelousas, Louisiana, U.S.
May 23, 2002

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