Grade 2

Read the Headline Story to the class. Encourage children to answer the question creatively. You can prompt them by asking someone to pick a number of cats that might be asleep.

There are 10 cats. Some are asleep. How many cats might be awake and how many might be asleep?

- If 8 cats are awake then 2 are asleep.
- If 2 cats are awake then 8 are asleep.
- There could not be 10 cats awake since that would mean that zero, or none, would be asleep and the story says that some are asleep.

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