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Morning Math Questions
Week 14 (Question Groups 27 and 28) 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 27

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis needs to know what day and time it is. (Answers will vary.)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis has 6 chairs in his office. How many legs does he see on those chairs? (24 legs)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis has 5 nickels, 2 dimes, 7 quarters, and 2 pennies. How much money does he have in all? ($2.22)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis has 45 pencils. He divides the pencils evenly among 9 students. How many pencils does he give each student? (5 pencils)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis had 33 cents on Monday, 66 cents on Tuesday, 99 cents on Wednesday. If that pattern continues, how much money will Mr. Davis have on Thursday? ($1.32)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis saw some dogs. He counted 252 paws. How many dogs did he see? (63 dogs)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis doubled his money each day. If he started with a penny on the first day, how much will he have in on the tenth day? ($5.12)

Question Group 28

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis needs to know how many boys are in your class. (Answers will vary.)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis counted 26 students on the bus on Monday. On Tuesday, he counted only half as many students. How many students did he count on the bus on Tuesday? 13
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis has seven second grade classes in his school. Each class has 20 students in it. How many second graders in all are in his school? (140 students)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis saw 24 students on the playground. One-third of the students were wearing glasses. How many students wore glasses? (8 students)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis saw 100 students on St. Patrick's Day. Four-fifths of the students were wearing something green. How many students wore green? (80 students)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis saw 468 students at the football game. Three-fourths of those students were boys. How many girls were at the game? (117 girls)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis saw 650 students on the playground. Two-fifths of the students were going on a field trip that day. How many students in all were going on the trip? (260 students)