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Morning Math Questions
Week 2 (Question Groups 3 and 4) 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 3

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis has 2 dogs. How many paws does he see on those dogs? (8 paws)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis ate 5 apples every hour. How many apples had he eaten at the end of 10 hours? (50 apples)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis had 48 balloons. Half of the balloons popped. How many balloons did he have left? (24 balloons)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis saw 144 bees in the hive. The next day he saw 3 times that many. How many bees did he see on the second day? 432 bees)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis ate 1- pizzas every day. How many pizzas will he eat in 15 days? (26- pizzas)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis runs 3- miles every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. How many miles will he run in a month in which there are 4 Mondays, 4 Wednesdays, and 4 Fridays? (42 miles)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis caught 79 fish on August 1. If he caught the same number of fish every day, how many fish did he catch all month? (2,449)

Question Group 4

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis had 20 cents. He bought a book for 10 cents. How much money did he have left? (10 cents)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis needs to know the next number in this series of numbers:
    5, 10, 15, 20,___. (25)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis had 47 red pencils and 16 blue pencils. How many pencils did he have in all? (63 pencils)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis needs to know how many months there are in 3 years. (36 months)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis had $99,999. His friend gave him $1.75. How much money did he have in all? ($100,000.75)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis wants to know the number you get if you multiply the number of hours in a day times half the number of months in a year. (24 X 6 = 144)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis read that the tallest man ever was 106 inches tall. What was the man's height in feet and inches? (8 feet, 10 inches)