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Morning Math Questions
Week 13 (Question Groups 25 and 26) 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 25

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis has 15 puppies and 3 kittens. How many more puppies does he have? (12)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis bought a newspaper for 38 cents. He paid for the paper with two quarters. How much change did he get back? (12 cents)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis saw 74 girls and 57 boys. How many students did he see in all? (131 students)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis saw 40 girls and 40 boys. All the girls and half of the boys got As in science on their report cards. How many students in all got As in science? (60 students)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis saw 600 students. Two-thirds of the students were girls. What was the total number of boys that Mr. Davis saw? (200 boys)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis saw 1,200 students. Three-fifths of the students were wearing coats. What was the total number of students who were wearing coats? (720 students)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis saw 1,888 students. Three-fourths of those students were wearing hats. What was the total number of students who were not wearing hats? (470 students)

Question Group 26

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis needs you to estimate how tall your teacher is. Is your teacher closer to 2 feet tall, 5 feet tall, or 10 feet tall? (5 feet tall)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis needs to know how many chairs are in your room. (Answers will vary.)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis needs you to estimate how far it is to the sun. Is it closer to 150 miles, 2 million miles, or 90 million miles? (90 million miles; the actual distance is about 93 million miles)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis took 6 friends to the movies. Each ticket cost $3.75. How much did it cost Mr. Davis to buy tickets for himself and his friends? ($26.25)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis drove 495 miles one day. The next day, he drove twice as far. How many miles did he travel in all on the two days? (1,485 miles)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis knows it is 3,445 miles to California. His plane goes 265 miles per hour. At that rate, how long will it take to fly to California? (13 hours)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis is on the train with 350 people. The train stopped every four hours. Fifty people got off the train each time it stopped; no passengers got on. How many hours will it take to empty the train? (28 hours)