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

435 young people are going on a day trip. Each bus will take up to 38 people. How many buses are needed?

Today Sassy spent £25 and yesterday she spent £46.
What is the difference between 25 and 46?

28 dancers raise £30 each at a sponsored dance. How much money was raised all together?

If Sissy weighs 92 pounds,
Sassy weighs 93 pounds and Elvis weighs 95 pounds; What is their combined weight?

Sissy Elvis Sassy


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