Maribelle had eight pencils. Her baby brother, Lucas, broke four of them. How many working pencils did Maribelle have left?
It was only 15 degrees in Arlington, Virginia, on New Year’s Day. The next day, the temperature rose eight degrees. What was the temperature (in degrees) on January 2?
There used to be nine planets. In August of 2006, however, Pluto was declared a dwarf planet instead of an actual planet. How many actual planets were left?
In 2011, Aiden’s cat, Lulu, had eight kittens. In 2012, she had five kittens. How many kittens did she have in all?
Gratian counted six candy corns left in his candy corn box. Charlotte, being a good friend, gave Gratian the eight candy corns she had left in her candy corn box. How many candy corns did Gratian have?
The famous rock band, The Beatles, once wrote a song called “Eight Days a Week.” Of course, there are only seven days in a week, but for now, pretend there are eight days in a week. How many days, then, would be in two weeks?
In the late 1970s, there was a popular television show called “Eight is Enough.” The show was about a father who had eight children. What if that father suddenly thought that eight was NOT enough and adopted nine more children? How many children would he have?