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Morning Math Questions
Week 4 (Question Groups 7 and 8) 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 7

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis had 6 cats, 5 dogs, and a bird. How many animals did he have in all? (12 animals)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis spent 35 cents on and apple and 20 cents on a pear. How much more did the apple cost? (15 cents more)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis bought carnival tickets. The tickets cost four for $1. If Mr. Davis bought 12 tickets, how much did he pay? ($3.00)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis saw a rollercoaster. Seven students rode the rollercoaster every 5 minutes. How many students rode the rollercoaster in 15 minutes? (21 students)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis bought 3 hotdogs, 2 servings of nachos, and 4 pizzas. Each of the items cost $1.50. How much did he pay for all the food? ($13.50)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis learned that $1,348 worth of tickets were sold at the carnival. If tickets cost 4 for $1, how many tickets were sold? (5,392 tickets)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis sold 1 ticket every 5 seconds. How many tickets did he sell in 3 hours? (2,160 tickets)
    Bonus Question!
    The time is three hours earlier in California than it is in New York. If a live sports event that begins in New York at 8:00 p.m. is being shown on television and it ends when it's 7:00 p.m. in California, how long did the sport even last? (2 hours)

    Question Group 8

    • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis gets 3 apples every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. How many apples does he have at the end of the week? (9 apples)
    • Grade 1: Mr. Davis met 16 friends with hats. Ten of the friends were wearing blue hats and the rest were wearing red hats. How friends were wearing red hats? (6 friends)
    • Grade 2: Mr. Davis saw 78 moms at school on Muffins for Moms Day. That was 8 more mothers than he saw last year. How many moms came last year? (70 moms)
    • Grade 3: Mr. Davis read 388 books this year. This year he read the same number of books. How many books did he read in all in the two years? (582 books)
    • Grade 4: Mr. Davis collected 20 pounds of beans. Later, he collected another 48 ounces of beans. How many pounds of beans did he collect in all? (23 pounds)
    • Grade 5: Mr. Davis bought 79 books. He paid $5 for each book. If 5% sales tax was added to the cost of the books, how much was his total bill? ($414.75)
    • Grade 6: Mr. Davis saw 140 students on Monday. On Tuesday, he saw 10% more students. How many students did he see on Tuesday? (154 students)