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Morning Math Questions
Week 29 (Question Groups 57 and 58) 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 57

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis saw 4 round objects. Can you name the 4 objects in your room that he might have seen? (Answers will vary; accept students' lists of any four round items.)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis spent 4 cents on an apple. How much would 3 apples cost? (12 cents)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis had 45 cents left after he bought a newspaper for 50 cents. How much did Mr. Davis have before he bought the newspaper? (95 cents)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis made $8 every 5 minutes. How much money did he make in 15 minutes? ($24)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis ate breakfast at 8:00 a.m. It took him 180 seconds to eat his breakfast. At what time did he finish eating? (8:03 a.m.)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis went to the dog pound to get a dog. He counted 228 paws at the pound. How many dogs did he see there? (57 dogs)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis saw 960 students in school. The next day, 30 percent of those students were absent. How many students were absent? (288 students)

Question Group 58

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis saw 11 birds. Then ten of the birds flew away. How many birds were left? (1 bird)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis had 6 cats and 2 dogs. How many ears did his pets have in all? (16 ears)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis caught 14 fish. Half of the fish were too small, so he threw them back into the water. How many fish did he have left? (7 fish)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis bought a pizza with 8 slices. He ate a quarter of the slices. How many slices of pizza were left? (6 slices of pizza)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis had 4 pizzas with 8 slices each. He ate half of each pizza. How many slices of pizza did Mr. Davis eat? (16 slices of pizza)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis held his breath for 1 minute and 50 seconds. His brother can hold his breath half as long as Mr. Davis can. How long can his brother hold his breath? (55 seconds)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis had 6 pizzas with 8 slices each. He ate a third of a pizza every 10 minutes. At that rate, how long will it take Mr. Davis to eat all 6 pizzas? (180 minutes, or 3 hours)