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Morning Math Questions
Week 32 (Question Groups 63 and 64) 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 63

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis had 20 goldfish in a jar. Ten of the fish jumped out of the jar. How many were left? (10 fish)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis went to the store at 11:00 a.m. He returned at 4:00 p.m.. How long was he gone? (5 hours)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis has 2 dogs, Spot and Fluffy. Spot is 3 times older than Fluffy. If Fluffy is four years old, how old is Spot? (15 years old)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis went to the beach. The beach was 40 miles away. Next week, he plans to drive to Disney World, which is five times farther away than the beach is. How far away is Disney World? (200 miles)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis has 44 baseballs. His friend owns 21 times that number. How many baseballs does his friend own? (924 baseballs)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis bought a stereo for $197. The sales tax on that sale came to $13.79. What was the total cost of the stereo? ($210.79)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis took 90 students to the Space Center. Each ticket cost $4.50. Every 10th person got in free. How much did Mr. Davis pay to take 90 students to the Space Center? ($364.50)

Question Group 64

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis ate lunch at 12:00 noon. He ate supper 6 hours later. What time was supper? (6:00 p.m.)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis had 4 coins that totaled 13 cents. What were those coins? (a dime and 3 pennies)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis put 50 photographs in his photo album. He put 5 pictures on each page. How many pages did he fill? (10 pages)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis baked 56 dozen cookies. How many cookies did he bake in all? (672 cookies)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis bought chicken for 79 cents a pound. How much did the chicken weigh if Mr. Davis spent $4.74? (6 pounds)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis had a jar with 100 quarters and another jar with 500 nickels. How much money did he have altogether in both jars? ($50)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis went to a car show on Friday and Saturday. Over those two days, a total of 884 people attended the show. If the exact same number of people went each day, how many people attended the car show on Saturday? (442 people)