Do the four calculations in the thought clouds then add your answers together.

382 young people are going on a day trip. Each bus will take up to 41 people. How many buses are needed?

Today Sassy spent £39 and yesterday she spent £70.
What is the difference between 39 and 70?

38 dancers raise £55 each at a sponsored dance. How much money was raised all together?

If Sissy weighs 102 pounds,
Sassy weighs 91 pounds and Elvis weighs 98 pounds; What is their combined weight?

Sissy Elvis Sassy


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