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# Word problems (2nd/3rd grade) with Mathy and Giganto (mammoth mascots)

This is a strange word problem because it's actually lacking the question! But that gives the KIDS a chance to think WHAT could be asked? What can we solve or find out based on this info? What question can you make up? It's open-ended, in that sense!

Mathy the mammoth is goofy and he makes this question, "When will we go camping?" :)

Seriously though, I show several example questions, and we solve some of them, but you can still come up with many more not shown in the video. :)

These word problems are best suited for 2nd and 3rd grade math, or even 4th grade if the child struggles with word problems.

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Regrouping in subtraction (2-digit numbers)

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