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Morning Math Questions
Week 11 (Question Groups 21 and 22) 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 21

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis has 12 pears and 4 apples. How many pieces of fruit does he have in all? (16 piece of fruit)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis spent 35 cents on an apple and 24 cents on a pear. How much money did he spend on fruit? (59 cents)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis saw 37 students. How many ears did he see? (74 ears)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis can blow 477 bubbles with one bottle of bubble liquid. How many bubbles can he blow with 2 bottles of bubble liquid? (954 bubbles)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis bought four televisions. The bill for the four TVs came to $988. How much money did Mr. Davis pay for each TV? ($247)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis collected 15 cents from every student. If he collected a total of $14.25, from how many students did he collect money? (95 students)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis rode a horse for 6 hours. During that time, his horse traveled 66 miles. If the horse traveled at the same pace for all 6 hours, how far had it traveled after the first two hours? (22 miles)

Question Group 22

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis has 2 pieces of gum, 1 candy bar, and 2 apples on his desk. How many different items of candy or food does he have on his desk? (5 items)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis has 5 dogs. How many paws do his dogs have in all? (20 paws)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis read 10 pages. Each page had 100 words on it. How many words did Mr. Davis read? (1,000 words)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis needs to know how many months of the year start with the letter A. (2 months -- April and August)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis found 1 million seashells. Birds swooped down and took 759,333 of the shells. How many shells did Mr. Davis have left? (240,667 shells)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis needs to know the product of the number of months in a year and the number of years in a century? (1,200)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis went to the Super Bowl. There were 65,000 people at the game. If each person at the game paid $517 for a ticket, how much total money did people pay for tickets? ($33,605,000)