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Morning Math Questions
Week 6 (Question Groups 11 and 12) 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 11

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis's cat weighs 10 pounds. His dog weighs 3 pounds. How much more does his cat weigh than his dog? (7 pounds)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis walks 6 miles every Monday. How far will he walk if there are four Mondays this month? (24 miles)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis caught a fish that was 12 inches long. His brother caught one 4 times longer than that. How long was his brother's fish? (48 inches long)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis had 9- apples. He had twice as many bananas. How many bananas did he have? (19 bananas)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis caught a fish 1- inches long. His brother caught a fish 16 inches long. How much longer was Mr. Davis's fish? (14-1/4 inches long)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis's yard is 48 feet long and 39 feet wide. What's the area of Mr. Davis's back yard? (1,872 square feet)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis's yard is 60 feet long. The area of the yard is 1,800 square feet. What is the width of Mr. Davis's yard? (30 feet long)

Question Group 12

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis has 11 cents. He spends 7 cents at the school store. How much money does he have left? (4 cents)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis had 23 new baseballs. He used 16 of the new balls in last night's game. How many baseballs have not yet been used> (7 baseballs)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis's brother has 3 times as many shells as Mr. Davis has. If Mr. Davis has 7 shells, how many does his brother have? (21 shells)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis is baking bread. He needs 4- cups of flour to bake two loaves of bread. How much flour will he need to make one loaf of bread? (2- cups of flour)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis and a friend went to the movies. They spent $10.50 on tickets and $12.88 on snacks. If they split the cost in half, how much did they each of them spend at the movies? ($11.69)
  • Grade 5: Yesterday, Mr. Davis had a balance of $1,000 in his checking account. He spent $350 on his car and $256 on food. Then he deposited $75 more into the account. How much money did he have in his checking account at the end of the day? ($469)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis jogs 3 kilometers on Saturday and 4 kilometers on Sunday. How many meters did he jog on those two days combined? (7,000 meters)