We had some jelly beans in a jar. I ate 7 jelly beans after dinner. Now there are 8 jelly beans left. How many jelly beans were there in the jar to start with?

At the park I found 8 bluebonnets, 6 daisies, and 8 sunflowers. How many flowers did I find in all?

At the pond there were 14 frogs. 8 of them were on lily pads. The rest were sitting beside the pond waiting for flies. How many were sitting beside the pond?

There were 6 M&M’s on a cookie. Some were red and some were blue. How many of each could I have? Write 2 combinations.

Jon planted 20 flowers. Only 11 flowers bloomed. How many flowers did not bloom?

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Abby made 4 friendship bracelets. Zoe made 5 friendship bracelets. Layla made 6 friendship bracelets. How many bracelets did they make in all?

Tyler saw 8 cactus in the desert. There were 2 flowers on each cactus. How many flowers were there?

Jennifer went shopping for new supplies. She bought 9 pencils and some erasers. Now she has 14 new supplies for school. How many erasers did she buy?

Jacob has 25 cents in his pocket. He does not have a quarter in his pocket. What coins could he have in his pocket? Draw them.

Zoe received Valentine cards from her class. 8 cards were from girls, 9 cards were from boys, and 1 card was from her teacher. How many Valentine Cards did she receive in all?

Kim made 10 hearts for Valentine’s Day. Her friend, Julia, made 14 hearts for Valentine's Day. How many more hearts did Julia make than Kim for Valentine’s Day?

Sarah had 12 erasers in her pencil box. She gave some of them to a friend. Now she only has 6 left. How many did she give to her friend.

Jill and her sister ate some M&M’s. Jill ate 8 M&M’s. Her sister ate some too. There were 17 M&M’s in the bag. How many did her sister eat?

Jason built 7 snowmen. He put 2 buttons on each snowman. How many buttons in all did he put on the snowmen?

We made some gingerbread cookies. I gave 6 to one friend and 5 to another friend. How many gingerbread cookies did I give to my friends?

My mom and I made 12 cookies. She ate 6 and I ate the rest. How many cookies did I eat?

There were 10 slices of pumpkin pie. I ate some slices. Now there are 6 slices left. How many slices of pumpkin pie did I eat?

Jan gathered 15 leaves. 7 were brown and the rest were yellow. How many yellow leaves did Jan have?

There were 10 pieces of candy in my Halloween bag. I ate 4 pieces of the candy. How many pieces of candy are left in my Halloween bag? Use a strategy and write a number sentence.

How many of your feet does it take to measure the length of your room? How many of your parent’s feet does it take? Who took more steps? Why did they take more steps? Answer these questions on the lines below.

Kid feet ______________

Adult feet _____________

Challenge:

How many more kid feet than adult feet did it take to measure your room?

Jamie ate 8 pumpkin cookies and Pam ate 4 pumpkin cookies. How many cookies did they eat in all? Draw your strategy and write a number sentence.

Max had 7 Skittles. His mom gave him some more. Now Max has 12 Skittles in all. How many Skittles did his mom give him?

There were 4 kittens playing with a toy mouse. 6 more kittens joined them. How many kittens are playing in all? Write a number sentence and circle your answer.

There are 7 girls playing at the park. 2 more girls come to play at the park. How many girls will be playing at the park altogether? Draw a picture and write your answer.

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