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Morning Math Questions
Week 16 (Question Groups 31 and 32) 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 31

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis saw that it was 9:00 a.m. He was meeting a friend for lunch in 3 hours. What time would he be meeting his friend? (12:00 p.m., or 12:00 noon)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis saw a group of boys and girls planting some plants. They had a total of 24 plants. The girls planted 10 of the plants. How many plants did the boys plant? (14 plants)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis had a $1.00 bill. He bought a drink for 60 cents and a piece of fruit for 30 cents. How much money did he have left? (10 cents)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis had 60 plants. He went to the nursery to buy 2 dozen more plants. How many plants did he have in all? (84 plants)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis needs to know how many minutes there are in a day. (1,440 minutes)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis has 12 dozen eggs. Each egg cost 10 cents. How much did the eggs cost in all? ($14.40)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis bought a turkey that cost 99 cents a pound. The turkey he bought weighed 528 ounces. How much did he pay for the turkey? ($32.67)

Question Group 32

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis has 3 cups of flour. He borrowed 4 more cups of flour from his neighbor. How many cups of flour did he have in all? (7 cups of flour)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis put 15 teaspoons of salt in a bowl. Then he added salt to the bowl so he would have double that amount. How much salt did he have in the bowl then? (30 teaspoons of salt)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis has 28 pounds of sugar. He used half of that sugar to bake cookies. How many pounds of sugar were left? (14 pounds)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis bought three bags of flour. Each bag held 4- pounds of flour. How many pounds of flour did Mr. Davis buy in all? (13- pounds)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis baked two cakes. He used a total of 2- pounds of flour to bake the cakes. How much flour did it take for him to bake each cake? (1- pounds of flour)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis was going to make 12 cakes. He needed 1- tablespoons of oil to make each cake. How many tablespoons of oil would he need in all? (18 tablespoons of oil)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis made six cakes. He used a total of 10- cups of flour to make those cakes. How much flour did he use to make each cake? (1- cups of flour)