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Morning Math Questions
Week 12 (Question Groups 23 and 24) 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 23

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis needs to know the name of the fourth day after Monday? Friday
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis bought 6 hot dogs. Each hot dog cost 50 cents. How much money did he pay for all the hot dogs? ($3.00)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis has $17. He spends $3 on a shirt, $7 on pants, and $2 on a tie. How much money does he have left? ($5.00)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis saw 1,131 people at the mall. The next day he saw twice as many people there. How many people did he see on the second day? (2,262 people)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis bought 20 dozen doughnuts. Students ate 137 of the doughnuts. How many doughnuts were left? (103 doughnuts)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis jumped 276 inches. How many feet did he jump? (23 feet)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis read that 23,416 people lived in his county. One-fourth of those people lived in his city. How many people lived in his city? (5,854 people)

Question Group 24

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis has 9 crayons. Three of the crayons are blue. The rest are red. How many crayons are red? (6 crayons)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis has 12 cents. Candy costs 2 cents apiece. How many pieces of candy can he buy with the money he has? (6 piece of candy)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis has 41 cents. He buys a book for 27 cents. How much money does he have left? (14 cents)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis has 24 cents in his right pocket and 20 cents in his left pocket. He has four times more money in his wallet than he has in his two pockets. How much money does he have in his wallet? ($2.20)
  • Grade 4: Mr. D earned 14 cents a minute. How much did he earn if he worked for 2 hours? ($16.80)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis has 10 square yards of dirt. How many square feet of dirt does he have? (90 square feet)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis bought 19 bananas and 15 apples. Bananas cost 33 cents apiece and apples cost 12 cents. How much did he pay for the fruit? ($8.07)