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* (Our first batch of illustrated stories came to us from Mrs. Goodrow's first grade class at Birch Grove Primary School in Tolland, Connecticut, in November 2000. Carol Goodrow is also webmaster of a wonderful website (www.carolgoodrow.com), which has lots of great language arts and math activities related to running. Be sure to check it out!)
I am a number girl. I am number 5.
by Victoria, age 6, grade 1
The 5 Things
I can run 5 laps. I like to crawl 5 times like a dog. I slipped on 5 slime balls. Once I sat on 5 schools!
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
I am a number girl. I am number 3.
by Kristin, age 6, grade 1
The 3 Bears
I can ride 3 bears. I like to play with 3 dogs. Once I slipped on 3 banana scraps.
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
I am a number boy. I am number 1.
I'm number 1!
I can drink 1 milk. I like to run 1 lap with Dale. Once I found 1 snake.
by Tyler, age 6, grade 1
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
I am a number girl. I am number 7.
by Elizabeth, age 6, grade 1
Everything I Like 7
I can play math cats 7 times. I like to ride 7 horses. Once I read 7 books.
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
I am a number boy. I am number 88.
Dollars
I can get 88 dollars. I like to play soccer 88 times.
Once I played soccer 88 times and got 88 dollars.
by Connor, age 6, grade 1
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
I am a number girl. I am number 1.
by Ashley, age 6, grade 1
Taking 1 Dog Out
I can run 1 lap. I like to jump 1 time. I take 1 dog out.
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
I am a number girl. I am number 2.
by Bintou, age 6, grade 1
2 Pizzas
I can eat 2 pizzas. I like to play 2 times. Once I had 2 dogs. They died.
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
I am a number boy. I am number 9.
The Number 9 Boy
I can paste nine papers. I like to erase nine papers. I can fall down nine ladders.
by Dylan, age 6, grade 1
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
I am a number boy. I am number 100.
by Leon, age 6, grade 1
The 100 Boy
I can play with 100 toys. I like to play with 100 cars. Once I played 100 games.
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
I am a number boy. I am number 7.
The Number 7 Boy
I can watch 7 cats. I like to eat 7 cookies. Once I saw 7 bears.
by Matt M., age 6, grade 1
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
I am a number girl. I am number 6.
by Autumn, age 6, grade 1
The 6 Leaf People and 6 Horses
I can ride 6 horses 6 days. I like to run 6 laps on 6 days. Once I found 6 leaf people.
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
I am a number boy. I am number 8.
Eight
I can use 8 crayons. I like to run 8 laps. Once I ran 8 laps.
by Willie, age 6, grade 1
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
I am a number girl. I am number 6.
by Amanda, age 6, grade 1
The Number 6 Paper
I can run 6 laps. I like to swim in the pool 6 times. Once I slipped on 6 banana peels.
Birch Grove Primary
Mrs. Goodrow's class
Tolland, CT, U.S.
Here are other number stories, sent in by friends of Math Cats!
I'm Number 5 Hi, my name is 5. I have 5 dogs. I play with them.
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Lots of Lizards I have 199 lizards. 98 of them ran away. Now I only have 101 left. ___________________________  
I'm 101 I am a number girl. I am number 101. I can write 101 words. I can ride 101 horses. I can read 101 books.
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8 times 8
8 x 8 went to the store ___________________________ 

65,432 Teachers Once there were 65,432 teachers. They were all sisters and mean and evil. One was nice until her other 65,431 sisters taught her to be evil. ___________________________ 
Multiplication There were 2 baseball teams. They each had two runners up. ___________________________  
I Am Number Zero I have been to the moon zero times. Sometimes I want to begin to my life from zero. I have swum zero times in the sea which is zero degrees celcius. ___________________________ 
Thirteen I am number 13. I have 13 pairs of shoes. I play with 13 girls.


I Am the Number Five I am the number five because I have been to Alabama five times. ___________________________ 
How to Remember 8 times 8 8 times 8 fell on the floor. ___________________________ 
Number 3 I'm number 3. I'm number three because I went to Minnesota three times. Also because I have three favorite toys. ___________________________ 
Three Little numbers Once there were 3 little numbers. One day one came up missing. How many were left? There will be a $50,000,000 reward to solve this mystery. ___________________________ 

Cows I have 3 really cool cows. Number 8 I hear the door ring 8 times and I also have 8 of everything, even animals. I have a dog named eightyeight [88]. ___________________________ 
Number 8 I hear the door ring 8 times, I also have 8 toy bulls, I have 8 of everything! ___________________________ 

The Number Girl There once was a girl that loved numbers. She would always know her facts. And when it came to division, she could do that before you could say math! ___________________________ 
Number One I am number 1. I have 1 friend. I have 1 brother. I have 1 mom. I have 1 dad. I am number 1.


I'm number 100 I had 100 days of school. I can slip on 100 ducks. I can put 100 sheets on a bed.

The Big Ten Once upon a time there was a ten who had a brother who was bad, and Ten was good. So Ten got ice cream because he was so so good. ___________________________ Big Boys Don't Cry Once upon a time three boy were walking on a railroad and fell. THE END
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Nine I am a number girl. I am number 9. ___________________________ 
Animals and Numbers I have many animals and they come in numbers. I have 1 cat and 1 rooster, 2 guineas and dogs, 3 peacocks and horses, 4 cows, 5 baby chicks, and 20 chickens (hens). ___________________________ 

Two I'm a number boy. I'm number 2. I rode 2 horses. I went into 2 stores. I bought 2 toys. ___________________________ 
Chelsea's Number Story Hi! My name is Chelsea. I know my numbers really good. I'm the best in my class and I'm the bomb. You're COOL if you know numbers. ___________________________ by Chelsea 

10 is cool man! There once was a girl named number 10, who didn't have any friends. One day a boy came up and said, "Why are you all alone here?" "I don't have any friends." "I will be your friend." "You will?" said number 10. "Sure." And so number 10 had friends. ___________________________ by Brittany, age 10, grade 4 Silvermine School, Mrs. DeMeglio's class Norwalk, CT, U.S. February 7, 2001 
One Two Three One two three, a b c, two ten, come again, three four, lock the door, five six, pick up sticks, seven eight, lay 'em straight, nine ten, I'll be back again. ___________________________ shared by a student, age 13, grade 7, from Logan Middle School, Mrs. Burgess's class Logan, West Virginia, U.S. February 8, 2001 

Fido 7 times 8 is 56 My dog Fido does nice tricks. ___________________________ by Shelby S., age 9, grade 3 Cedar Ridge Elem. School, Miss Burggraff's class Eden Prairie, Minnesota, U.S. February 8, 2001 
#8 I have 1 brother, 1 sister, 1 puppy, 1 dad, 1 mom. I eat 3 meals a day. That = 8. ___________________________ by Billy, age 8, grade 3 Red Bluff Elem. School, Mrs. Logelin's class British Columbia, Canada February 12, 2001 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 1, 2, buckle my shoe 3, 4, lock the door 5, 6, pick up sticks 7, 8, lay em straight. 9, 10, let him in. ___________________________ shared by a student, age 13, grade 7, from Logan Middle School, Mrs. Burgess's class Logan, West Virginia, U.S. February 12, 2001 
Very Silly Number Stories 5,000,000 Once I ate five million burgers and they were good. And that's it. ___________________________ shared by "Barney Flintstone" March 1, 2001 500,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000 One time I ate a lot of bugs and they were good. And one was really slimy. ___________________________ shared by Les Ross March 1, 2001 

Seven I'm 7 years old.
by Alexandra, age 7, grade 1 
Seven I'm number 7.
by Alexandra, age 7, grade 1 
One I am number one.
by Melissa, grade 1 
Six I am a number girl.
by Victoria, age 6, grade 1 
Six I am a number boy. I am a 6
by Pawel, age 6, grade 1 
Olivea Olivia has a dollar to buy a purse for $3,25. How moch does she need? ___________________________ shared by Olivea March 5, 2001 
6789 One day there was a 7, 8 and a 9. They were walking along and 7 ate nine. So 6 8 eight ran around the world and came back and found themselves famous and were never afraid again with their trusty guards 89 and 98. And I guess that's it. Or that's over and out. ___________________________ shared by Matthew B., age 10, grade 5 Los Olivos School, Mrs. Clevenger's class Los Olivos, California, U.S. March 10, 2001 

Number 20 My Mum bought 20 Hello kitties for me to learn counting 1 to 20. We drew 20 apples...and we ate them..... ___________________________ shared by Mariam El Tassa, age 6, grade reception Yew Chung International School Beijing, China March 23, 2001 
I am Number 10 Once there was 7, 8, 9, and 10. They all went for a walk, until 7 took a drop. Then they ate up 8, and 9 fell asleep. 10 was the one who got all the presents. ___________________________ shared by Amy, age 10, grade 5 Jamison Elementary School, Mr. Ruggeri's class Jamison, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 3, 2001 

Number 19 My favorite number is 19. When I was 19 I ate 19 apples. When I was 19 I had 19 babies. ___________________________ shared by Samantha, age 13, grade 7 Sturgis Williams Middle School, Mrs. Heggem's class Sturgis, South Dakota, U.S. April 5, 2001 
Number 8 I am a number girl. I am number 8. I am good at running 8 laps. I can have 8 friends. ___________________________ shared by Brittany, age 8, grade 3 Laurel Valley Elementary School, Mrs. Zelensky's class Bolivar, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 5, 2001 

The Number 88 I am the number 88. I am a very special number, for you see I am a double digit! I am Karen's favorite number, and that's special because she is the best goalie besides Brianna. I am the neatest number too... how many numbers have two eights in them?? Oh dear, I must run for my meeting with 88 other, lower numbers. Nice to chat with you, bye bye! ___________________________ shared by Cindy Lou, age 11 April 6, 2001 
I'm Number One Who's the best? Yes, who's the bomb? Karen the great is Number One!!! Who says so? Well the number himself! Well which is that number? I'll tell you indeed!! I'M NUMBER ONE. ___________________________ shared by Karen, age 11, grade 6 U.S. April 6, 2001 

429 Want to know a great number? I'll tell you a great number, 429. For that is the greatest number as can be. For everyone always picks me. Soooo when you need to pick a numbers make it 429. ___________________________ shared by Pindy, age 11, grade 6 U.S. April 6, 2001 
I'm ThE nUmBeR tHrEe! Being a three is great. It's a great time for a party date. I have 1 older sister, 1 younger brother, and me. That equals three! 3 is my lucky number. It's fun to be three, see ya later! HeHe! ___________________________ shared by Kayla, age 10, grade 5 Country Meadows School, Mr. Sabino's class Long Grove, Illinois, U.S. April 12, 2001 

# 5,000 I'm #5,000. I can read 5,000 books. I can write 5,000 stories. I can sing 5,000 songs. I can turn around 5,000 times because I am 5,000. ___________________________ shared by Jill, age 9, grade 3 Valleyview School, Ms. Pope's class Lakeland, Florida, U.S. April 17, 2001 
Twelve One day 12 deer jumped on the road then 12 ducks flew in the sky then 12 people cheered on the game then one night 12 flies buzzed away. ___________________________ shared by Summer, age 12, grade 6 Kittanning Area Middle School, Mr. Buzz's class Kittanning, Pennsylvania, U,S. April 19, 2001 

The One Chance I am a number girl. I am number 1. I got one chance at a tumbling meet. I have one chance to do my homework. I also have one chance to write this story. If I wasn't a one I would be 3 for the 3rd time is the charm. ___________________________ shared by Jaime, age 12, grade 6 Webster City Middle School, Mrs. Allensworth's class Webster, Iowa, U.S. May 7, 2001 
Not In A Million Years I am a number girl. I'm not any number. They are all special. I would be a one for there is one life. I would be a two for I have two parents. I would be three for the third time is the charm. I would be a four for I have had four great teachers. I would be a five for there are five school days. ___________________________ shared by Jaime, age 12, grade 6 Webster City Middle School, Mrs. Allensworth's class Webster, Iowa, U.S. May 7, 2001  
9 Great I'm number 9. I have more than 9 dollars. I'm 9 years old. ___________________________ shared by Emmie, age 9, grade 3 St. Joseph's school, Mrs. Volentine's class. Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S. May 23, 2001 
#5 I am a number girl. I am number 5. I have 5 dogs. I like to play with them 5 times. I have 5 shirts. ___________________________ shared by Brittany, age 8, grade 3 Laurel Valley Elementary School, Mrs. Zelensky's class Bolivar, Pennsylvania, U.S. May 26, 2001  
Number One I am number one. Better than the president. Bigger than Shaq. The first number ever. Roman numeral I. Numero Uno. Number One. ___________________________ shared by Number One (real name withheld), age 9, grade 5 Lake Magdalene School June 14, 2001 
My number Story! I had 25 apples. I divided them between 5 friends. How many does each friend get? ___________________________ shared by Olivia, age 10, grade 4 Abraham Pierson School, Mr.Shaughnessy's class Clinton, Connecticut, U.S. June 18, 2001  
My Number 6 Life I am number 6. I picked up 6 sticks. Also I have 6 cats and I am 6 years old. My door number is 6. THE END! ___________________________ shared by Laura, age 9, grade 3/4 Cherboug Primary School, Mrs. Carey's class U.S. June 20, 2001 
Tomatoes I had 12 tomatoes. Bob gave me 15 more tomatoes. How many do I have now? I have 27 tomatoes. ___________________________ shared by Emily, age 8, grade 2 Sugar Creek Elementary School, Mrs. Kalscheur's class Verona, Wisconsin, U.S. June 20, 2001  
Six Six dogs, six cats, and that is that. ___________________________ shared by Natalia, age 6, grade K Eapppying School, Mr. Sho's class New Hampshire, U.S. June 29, 2001 
Six I'm six years old. I wish I had six cats, but I only have four. ___________________________ shared by Natalia, age 6, grade 1 Mont Blanc Academy, David's class New Hampshire, U.S. July 17, 2001 
The Boy Who Couldn't Count Once there was a boy who couldn't count. His name was Brenden. He couldn't do 1 + 1 or 2 + 2. Brenden couldn't count the cats that ran by. Poor Brenden. One day he was really counting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He grew up and married a princess named Holly. ___________________________ shared by Elise M., age 9, grade 4 Universal Academy Doubleoak, Texas, U.S. August 2, 2001 
One Little Kitty 1 little kitty + 105 little kitties = 106 little kitties. 1 little kitty can do 5 times the mess. If you have 5 little kitties: 25 times the mess. Once there were seven little kitties. Each one ate 7 little fish. How many fish in all? (Answer: 49) ___________________________ shared by Elise M., age 9, grade 4 Universal Academy Doubleoak, Texas, U.S. August 4, 2001  
I'm a number between 1020. I'm an even number. I go before 19. What am I? ___________________________ shared by Paige, age 14, grade 8 Seven Oaks School, Mrs. C's class Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada August 22, 2001 
Seven There once was lonely number whose name was One. But lonely Number One was not going to be lonely any more because Number Seven was going to be his friend, and they would play together all their lives. ___________________________ shared by Galesia, age 7, grade 3 Burton Elementary School, Ms. McNair's class Durham, North Carolina, U.S. August 31, 2001  
Lonely Number Once there was a lonely number named 1. He only had one friend named 2. They played together all of the time. There was also a lonely number named 7. She had plenty of friends. She saw 1 and 2 one day so she invited them to play. She had lots of fun playing with everyone. ___________________________ shared by Renita, age 9, grade 5 Burton Elementary School, Mrs. Poole's class Durham, North Carolina, U.S. September 1, 2001 
Numbers Numbers Everywhere Numbers are everywhere we go. I passed Mrs. Lankin's yard. She had 2 cars parked in the front. I saw 9 kids riding their bikes. Kara McKinney played with her dog Fetch which is one dog. ___________________________ shared by a student, age 10, grade 5 Prarie Trail Elementary School, Mrs. Reinert's class Flower Mound, Texas, U.S. September 6, 2001  
Kitty Cat Eight is a number So sweet the cat Sang it every day. The cat's favourite Number Eight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ___________________________ shared by Zoe, age 8, grade 2 N.S.P.S., Mrs. McGrath's class Mrs. McGrath Neerim, South Victoria, Australia September 6, 2001 
77 Jelly Beans I love jelly beans!! My favourites are white. In my packet there were 77 jellybeans. There were 7 white, 10 black, 15 red, 6 green and 14 yellow. How many were orange?? ___________________________ shared by Marg, age 8, grade 4 Runcorn School, Mrs. Buddle's class Australia September 11, 2001  
1099 I had 1099 cats. All of them ran away. Then all of them came back to me. Then I got a lot more cats. Then I got 1099 dogs. We lived happily ever after. ___________________________ shared by John A., age 11, grade 5 Miss Gross's class Foxboro, Massachusetts, U.S. September 21, 2001 
Numbers Are Fun There was a girl. She liked school. But she did not know how to count. Her name was Jennifer. She was in 4th grade and did not know how to divide. The teacher was telling her how to do it but she acted stupid. ___________________________ shared by Abib, age 9, grade 4 Alexander D. Sullivan School, PS 30, Mr. Davis's class Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. September 28, 2001  
Lucky Seven There are ten balls. One of them is the best of them all and we call that ball ... Lucky Seven. Why? because it is lucky and the number is seven. Now one day I lost three! How many do I have left? ___________________________ shared by Brandi, age 7, grade 3 River Trail School, Mrs. Weiss's class Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. September 30, 2001 
I Am Number 23 I am a number girl. I like to have 23 friends, and 23 shirts, and of course 23 pairs of pants. I have 23 dollars, which I am going to use to buy 23 pairs of socks. ___________________________ shared by Kalie, age 13, grade 8 Southern Boone County Middle School R1, Mrs. Noe's class Ashland, Missouri, U.S. October 2, 2001  
Nine Hi, my name is Alex. I'm nine. I can eat nine slices of pizza a day. I can also eat nine yogurts a day. ___________________________ shared by Alex, age nine, grade 4 Garden Lakes School, Mrs. Wetzl's class Azondale, Arizona, U.S. October 2, 2001 
Eight Eight Ate 8 ate 7 ate 6 ate 5 ate 4 ate 3 ate 2 ate 1 and 10 ate all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ___________________________ shared by Samantha, age 8, grade 3 Desert Sun Elementary School, Ms. Mozden's class Cave Creek, Arizona, U.S. October 3, 2001  
Nineteen Rocks!!!!!! On the Browns' team in Westlake, Ohio (it's the orange team) number 19 (Chris C.) is really good!!! I have 19 pet ants. You know what? My two good friends, Mike B. and Bryan M., are both 19% good!!! ___________________________ shared by Cad, age 11, grade 6 Parkside School, Mr. Holland's class Westlake, Ohio, U.S. October 4, 2001 
6 x 8 Here is a way to remember 6 times 8: 6 and 8 once opened a gate. When they come out they are known as 48! And that is a way to remember 6 times 8. ___________________________ shared by Nicky, age 11, grade 6 Zeman Elemetary School, Mr. Coniglio's class Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S. October 5, 2001  
Dolls! Alexa had 9 dolls, but she lost 2. Her friend Katie gave Alexa 16 more. Then she got 6 more for her birthday. How many dolls does Alexa have now? ___________________________ shared by Jessica, age 11, grade 6 Wanamaker Elementary School, Mrs. Devor's class Topeka, Kansas, U.S. October 8, 2001 
My Pets I have three pets. They are nice because they never give a fuss. That's why... I love them! ___________________________ shared by Brandi, age 8, grade 3 River Trail School, Mrs. Weiss's class October 10, 2001  
Dance I am in 7 dance classes. I have to quit 2. How many classes do I take now? ___________________________ shared by CJ, age 9, grade 4 Fredonia Elementary School, Mrs. Price's class Fredonia, New York, U.S. October 12, 2001 
Number 3 Once upon a time a girl had 3 sisters. Her sisters' names were Deanna, Brooke, and Megan. Only one of her sisters liked her and that was Deanna. But she never showed it. ___________________________ shared by Tiffani, age 11, grade 6 Taylor Street Middle School, M. Edwards' class Griffin, Georgia, U.S. October 13, 2001  
90 Cars My favorite number is 90. I saw 90 cars. I saw 90 wheels. I saw 90 people. Once I saw 90 stores. Do you know what 90 + 90 is? It's 180. ___________________________ shared by Omar T., age 5, grade 2 homeschooled Silver Spring, MD, U.S. November 20, 2001 
Always Math The world is filled with math. My dad works at the post office. So he needs to count a lot of letters. Math is done a lot in my classroom. Mostly you do math every day. You can't live without math. ___________________________ shared by Diante, age 9, grade 3 Andersen Elementary School, Mrs. Will's class Andersen, Guam December 12, 2001 

All About 7 Hi my name is 7. How are you doing today? Most people ask me, do I like being number 7? My friend 5 says that number 5 is the best number there ever was. Number 5 says that her greatgreatgreatgreatgreat grandmother was the number five and she was very famous for her name. My mom number 6 said that she was made fun of for her name too, so you and my mom are alike, but you know that she is my mom so don't get too close to her because she is my mom. So that is most of my story. I hope you like it because that is most of it and it was really hard to live the story that I told you about!
Your Friend, 
Remona Reelly Remona Reelly remembers remainders really well. She really, really,really got a really, really good report card in really radical math.
1,584 divided by 9= ?

A Cool Mill!! Is it cold in here, or is it... oh, yeah! I'm a number boy. I'm the number 1 million, and I'm icy! I've got one million vids. I've got one million MONOPOLY games. I've got one million cats. I've got one million pals. I've got 1 Million Rich Uncle Pennybags dolls and 1 Million SMACKEROOZ! ___________________________ shared by John B., age 12, grade 6 homeschooled, U.S. January 22, 2002 

Do You Want To Be Six? Do you want to be six? It is fun. But you have to go to first grade. But it is fun to learn math! ___________________________ shared by Natalia, age 6, grade 1 Mont Blanc Academy, Dave and Sue's class Epping, February 9, 2002 
Number 6 I am a number girl. I am number 6. I have 6 drinks a day. I have 6 cats. I live in between 6 houses. I have six school books. And I am 6 years old. ___________________________ shared by Rebecca, age 6, grade 1 Sir Frank Whittle Primary School, Mr. Cummins' class Coventry, Walsgrave, England February 25, 2002  
A Lot of Horses I have 5 stuffed horses. This is how I got them. The first one I got was named Chocolate. The 2nd one I got was Butterfinger. The 3rd one I got was Snickers. The 4th one I got was BB (for Butterfinger Blast). The last one I got was Carmel the Clydesdale. He is the biggest. I didn't name them after chocolates and sweets because I like them, just because one had a candy name and the others didn't have a name at all so I named them all after candy names. That's how they all got their names. ___________________________ shared by Brittany, age 10, grade 4 Laurel Valley School, Mrs. Hockenberry's class Bolivar, Pennsylvania, U.S. March 4, 2002 
A Trick To Do Multiplication With 9's Here is a trick to do multiplication on your 9's. Put your ten fingers up. Make your fingers go up and down when you count to any number lower than ten. The last finger you said, put it down. The number of fingers remaining on the left side of the finger that is down is the first digit of your answer. The number of fingers remaining on the right side of the finger that is down is the last digit of your number. You should have the correct answer when you are done. Check your answer on a sheet of paper and you should have the right answer. (Example: Put your 8th finger down. There are 7 fingers to the left and 2 fingers to the right. 9 x 8 = 72.) ___________________________ shared by Lindsey T., age 9, grade 3 Leonard Shanklin Elementary School, Mrs. Martinez's class Luling, Texas, U.S. March 21, 2002  
I Like 4 I like 4. I do 4 things all the time. I play tag, I play N64, I jump, and I play soccer. ___________________________ shared by Justin, age 9, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School, Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 
I'm 9 Years Old I'm 9 years old. I have 9 dogs. I eat 9 bowls of chili a day. ___________________________ shared by Angela, age 9, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School, Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002  
I'm 8 Years Old I'm 8 years old. I have 8 dogs. And I can eat 8 pizzas a day. ___________________________ shared by Kendal, age 8, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School, Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 
The Lovely 9 Ladies I'm a number girl. I'm number 9. I have 9 friends. I eat 9 cookies. I'm older than 9 people. 9 people like me. ___________________________ shared by Hanna, age 9, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School, Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002  
I'm 8 Years Old I'm 8 years old. I have 8 dogs. And I can eat 8 pizzas a day. ___________________________ shared by Kendal, age 8, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School, Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 
Two I hate being two. I can't tie my shoe. Oh Dear! What do I do? Answer: Get someone to tie it for me!!!!!!! ___________________________ shared by Megan, age 12, grade 6 Hildebrandt Intermediate School, Mrs. Day's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 28, 2002  
3 Lizards I have 3 lizards. They are all boys except 1 of them. The girl laid 3 eggs. ___________________________ shared by Katy, age 9, grade 4 Jacksonville Elementary School, Mrs. Vananzo's class March 31, 2002 
Number Snakes Five snakes were in the grass. Then three more came, so now there are eight snakes in the grass. ___________________________ shared by Laura, age 10, grade 5 May 8, 2002 

Here's My Number 36 I like 36 It is my 36 favorite number!!! Its like the best 36 number in the world!!! I LOVE THE NUMBER 36!!!!!!!!! ________________________ shared by Karissa, age 9, grade 3 Roberts Elementary School, Mrs. Borton's class Shelby TWP, Michigan, U.S. May 9, 2002 
Nine I am 9. My dad bought 9 gallons of milk from 9 cows. Each cow makes 1 gallon of milk. ___________________________ shared by Stefonja, age 9, grade 4 Edgerton Elementary School, Mrs. Piper's class Edgerton, Wisconsin, U.S. May 10, 2002 

Six I am 6. I do not have 6 brothers or sisters. I only have one sister. I have 0 brothers. ___________________________ shared by Max, age 6, Kindergarten Edgerton Elementary School, Mrs. Stiff's class Edgerton, Wisconsin, U.S. May 10, 2002 
20 Cats Once there were 20 cats. Ten walked away. How many are left? ___________________________ shared by Rachael, age 6, grade 1 B. Bernice Young Elementary School, Mrs. Hayes' class U.S. May 17, 2002 

7 Land I was going to 7 Land. I saw 7 men. Each man had 7 wives. Each wife had 7 sacks. Each sack had 7 cats. Each cat had 7 kits. How many are going to 7 Land? Don't include me, because I'm not allowed to go to 7 Land. ___________________________ shared by Elizabeth, age 9, grade 4 Madison School, Mrs. Kirkpatricks's class Fresno, California, U.S. May 17, 2002 
Bees and Bears There once was a family of 3 bears. One day they decided to have some honey. The bears each found a beehive with 264 bees inside. How many bees were there in all? ___________________________ shared by Bronwynn, age 12, grade 6 Hillside School, Ms. Hoekstra's class Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S. May 21, 2002 

Bugs There were 69 rolypolies and there were 16 moths in the garden. How many bugs were there in all? ___________________________ shared by Jack, age 9, grade 3 North Glandale School, Miss Gilkey's class St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. May 21, 2002 
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