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100

49 + 23

72

100

110-57

53

100

The 2nd Grade Class is collecting canned goods to donate to charity. On Monday the class collected 98 cans. On Tuesday the class collected 125 cans. How many cans did they collect on both days?

223

100

Noah mined 55 diamonds in Minecraft. He gives 20 diamonds to Andrew. Then, Noah gives Jaimie 18 diamonds. How many diamonds does Noah have left?

17

100

Which of the following lines is the longest?

E
200

180 + 56

236

200

295 - 187

108

200

Noah likes playing minecraft. He mines 139 blocks of coal and 274 blocks of iron. How many more blocks of iron does he have than coal?

135

200

To make the best sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving, you have to cook the sweet potatoes for 25 minutes. Then, you have to put the entire pie into the oven for 58 minutes. Finally, you have to take the pie out of the oven to cool for 15 minutes. How many minutes do you need in total to finish cooking the pie, including the cooling time?

98

200

Jordan writes the word KANGAROO four times on the board. How many times did she write the letter A?

8

300

189 + 98

287

300

408 - 239

169

300

Jaimie bakes 3 dozens of cookies. Each dozen is 12 cookies. How many cookies does Jaimie bake in total?

36

300

Kavi, Lee, and Adrian played soccer together. Lee scored 5 goals. Kavi scored twice as many as Lee. Adrian scored 4 more goals than Kavi. How many goals did Adrian score?

19

300

Fifteen children are playing hide and seek. One of them is the “seeker.” After a while eight children have been found. How many children are still hiding?

6

400

298 + 127

425

400

707 - 499

208

400

To build a new school, the principal thought she needed 798 pounds of concrete. After talking to her team, she realized she needs 578 more pounds of concrete. How many pounds of concrete does she need in total?

1376
400

Allison drives 298 miles. Benjamin drives 275 miles. Cathy drives 208 miles. How many miles were driven in total by Allison, Benjamin, and Cathy?

781

400

Naina repeats the same four stickers on a strip. What is the 10th sticker Naina puts onto the strip?

500

782 + 329

1111

500

1290 - 864

426

500

To finish a race, a person must run 1870 meters. Allison already ran 834 meters. How many meters does she have left to run?

1,036

500

Uncle Connor has 640 chickens on his farm. 40 of those chickens are roosters. The rest are hens. 25 of his hens do not lay eggs. The rest lay eggs. How many egg-laying hens does Uncle Connor have on his farm?

575

500

A dragon has two heads. Every time Noah cuts off one head, two new heads grow out of the dragon’s neck. Noah cuts off one dragon head. Then he cuts off one more dragon head. How many dragon heads does the dragon have now?

4

600

1732 + 941

2673

600

4208 - 1359

2849

600

The 2nd grade class wants to live healthy lives. They decide to start taking more walks. Jaime takes 3498 steps and Andrew takes 1284 steps. How many steps did they take in total?

4782

600

Aunt Lizzy milks her cows three times a day. This morning, she got 240 gallons of milk. In the afternoon, she got 120 gallons of milk. In the evening, she got 300 gallons of milk. The next day, Aunt Lizzy sells 420 gallons of milk. How many gallons of milk does Aunt Lizzy have left?

240

600

Sseher, Karina, and Naina each walk 2 miles every day. How many miles do they walk in total in 3 days? Show your work below.

18