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Morning Math Questions
Week 7 (Question Groups 13 and 14) Share

Principal Larry Davis emphasizes the importance of math by making Morning Math part of his school's morning routine. Two days a week during morning announcements, he poses "Mr. Davis Math Questions" to the students at Doctors Inlet Elementary School in Middleburg, Florida. Now, you can do the same in your school! Each week, Davis and Education World present two new sets of math questions for you to use to engage students and build math skills.

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Replace Mr. Davis's name with your name in each of the math questions below...

Question Group 13

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis needs to know how many shoes are in your classroom? (Answer will vary from class to class. Students will need to count the number of children and adults and multiply that number times two.)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis has 15 friends. He can only take 8 of his friends to the movies. How many friends can't go? (7 friends)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis saw 33 butterflies. Some of the butterflies were red and others were oranges. If 20 of the butterflies were orange, how many of them were red? (13 butterflies)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis needs to know how many e's appear in the word encyclopedia? (two e's appear in the word)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis has 6 pizzas. Each pizza has 6 slices. He sold half of the pizza slices. How many slices were left? (18 slices)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis needs to know how many seconds are in 1- hours? (5,400 seconds)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis had $4,000 in his savings account. He earns 12% interest each year. If he leaves that money in the account for one year, how much will he have in the account at the end of that year? ($4,480)

Question Group 14

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis needs to know how many fingers and toes you have. (10 fingers and 10 toes for a total of 20)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis saw 3 bugs eat a total of 6 flowers. How many flowers did each bug eat? (2 flowers)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis has 50 cents. A pencil costs 5 cents. How many pencils can he buy with the money he has? (10 pencils)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis has a picture frame that was 12 inches high and 12 inches long. What is the perimeter of that picture frame? (48 inches)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis has 45 cents at 8 a.m. If his money doubles every hour, at what time will he have $3.60? (11:00 a.m.)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis has a pizza that is 36 inches in diameter. What is the radius of that pizza? (18 inches)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis makes $4,000 a month. His rent is $860, food costs him $450, and his insurance cost half of what he makes. How much money does he have left after paying those three bills? ($690)