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Morning Math Questions
Week 5 (Question Groups 9 and 10) 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 9

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis had 1 dime, 1 nickel, and 1 penny. How much money did he have? (16 cents)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis had 15 cents. He bought a pencil for 11 cents. How much money did he have left? (4 cents)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis had 43 cents. He bought a pencil for 11 cents and a candy for 5 cents. How much money did he have left? (27 cents)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis bought a notebook for $1.30. He paid with nickels. How many nickels did he use to buy the notebook? (26 nickels)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis has 6 boxes of markers. Each box has 19 markers in it. How many markers does Mr. Davis have in all? (114 markers)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis needs to catch 40 fish for supper. He had caught 30 by noontime. What percent of fish had he caught by noon? (75 percent)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis had 7- cookies. He ate 2- cookies. How many cookies did he have left? (5- cookies)

Question Group 10

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis ate 6 grapes. He got hungry and ate 6 more. How many grapes did he eat in all? (12 grapes)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis picked up a book that has 17 pages in it. He read 11 of the page. How many pages did he have left to read? (6 pages)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis bought a pencil for .17 cents. He used exactly 4 coins to buy the pencil. What coins did he use? (1 dime, 1 nickel, and 2 pennies)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis measured his bookcase. It was 48 inches long. How many feet long was the bookcase? (4 feet long)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis had a $20.00 bill. If pens cost 50 cents apiece, how many pens could Mr. Davis buy with his money? (40 pens)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis is thinking of a 2-digit number. The number is less than 20. The sum of its digits is 5. What is the number? (14)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis paid $1.33 for a burger. He used 15 coins. What were the coins? (2 quarters, 6 dimes, 4 nickels, and 3 pennies)