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Morning Math Questions
Week 8 (Question Groups 15 and 16) 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 15

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis read 6 books. Three of the books had pictures. How many books did not have any pictures? (3 books)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis reads 12 books in 2 week. If he reads the same number of books the next week, how many books will have read in all? (24 books)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis had 1 dozen apples. He ate 9 apples. How many were left? (3 apples)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis earned $50 a week. How many weeks will he have to work to earn $200( (4 weeks)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis saw 12 birds on a limb on Monday. If the number of birds on the limb doubles each day, how many birds will be on the limb on Thursday? (96 birds)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis has 9 dozen grapes. Eighty-seven of the grapes are green. The rest of the grapes are red. How many red grapes does Mr. Davis have? (21 red grapes)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis needs to know what 2 same numbers, when multiplied together, result in a product of 289? (17)

Question Group 16

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis had 10 balloons. 2 popped. How many balloons were left? (8 balloons)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis ate lunch at 12:30 p.m. He ate supper 6- hours later. At what time did he eat supper? (7:00 p.m.)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis saw 4 dogs and 2 chickens. How many animal feet did he see? (20 feet)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis has 120 pencils. He evenly divides the pencils among 40 students. How many pencils will each student receive? (3 pencils)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis met with 120 fourth-graders. If three-quarters of those students were girls, how many boys were at the meeting? (30 boys)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis has $28. If he spends half it on a shirt and another quarter of it on a tie, how much money does he have left? ($7.00)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis's school has 138 students in sixth grade. If each of those students read 3- books, how many books will the sixth-grade students read in all? (483 books)