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

457 young people are going on a day trip. Each bus will take up to 49 people. How many buses are needed?

Today Sassy spent £35 and yesterday she spent £64.
What is the difference between 35 and 64?

28 dancers raise £45 each at a sponsored dance. How much money was raised all together?

If Sissy weighs 97 pounds,
Sassy weighs 91 pounds and Elvis weighs 103 pounds; What is their combined weight?

Sissy Elvis Sassy


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