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Morning Math Questions
Week 9 (Question Groups 17 and 18) 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 17

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis drinks 5 cups of water each day. How many cups of water will he drink in 2 days? (10 cups)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis has 4 bags of candy. Each bag has 6 pieces of candy in it. How many pieces of candy does he have? (24 pieces of candy)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis needs to know how many months there are in two years. (24 months)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis wants to buy a car for $2,000.00. He only has $1,801.00. How much more money does he need before he can buy the car? ($199.00)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis needs 2 gallons of water. He has 7 quarts of water. How many more quarts of water does he need? (1 quart)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis needs to know how many months in a century. (1,200 months)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis needs to know how many square inches are in 5 square feet. (720 square inches)

Question Group 18

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis saw 7 students. How many eyes did he see? (14 eyes)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis needs to know what the next number is in this series: 6, 12, 18, 24, ___. (30)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis has 48 cents. He spends 33 cents. How much money does he have left? (15 cents)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis saw a 5-digit number. If there was a 4 in the hundreds place and no other digit in the number is a 4, what is the smallest number this number could be? (400)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis needs to know how many zeros are in the number 1 billion? (there are 9 zeroes)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis spelled the numbers 1 to 30. How many letter t's did he write? (he wrote 38 t's)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis needs to know what the next number is in this series: 2, 23, 44, 65, ___. (86; each new number in the series is arrived at by adding 21 to the previous number)