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

613 young people are going on a day trip. Each bus will take up to 46 people. How many buses are needed?

Today Sassy spent £33 and yesterday she spent £64.
What is the difference between 33 and 64?

31 dancers raise £50 each at a sponsored dance. How much money was raised all together?

If Sissy weighs 96 pounds,
Sassy weighs 101 pounds and Elvis weighs 91 pounds; What is their combined weight?

Sissy Elvis Sassy


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Fibonacci Day

November 23 is celebrated as Fibonacci day because when the date is written in the mm/dd format (11/23), the digits in the date form a Fibonacci sequence: 1,1,2,3.

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