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Morning Math Questions
Week 19 (Question Groups 37 and 38) 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 37

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis's sister is 3 years older than Mr. Davis is. How old was his sister when Mr. Davis was 5 years old? (8 years old)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis saw a 3 giraffes. Each giraffe had exactly 100 spots. How many spots did Mr. Davis see? (300 spots)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis had 24 marbles. Then he lost 19 of them. How many marbles did he have left? (5 marbles)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis works 10 hours a day. He does not work on Saturdays and Sundays. How many hours did he work in October if there were 21 workdays that month? (210 hours)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis needs to drive 660 miles on Saturday. If he drives the entire trip at a speed of 55 miles per hour, how long will the trip take? (12 hours)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis ate 192 cookies. He ate 6 cookies every minute. How many minutes it take him to eat all the cookies? (32 minutes)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis saw 132 students outside. Twenty-five percent of the students were wearing hats. How many of the 132 students wore hats? (33 students)

Question Group 38

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis bought a pencil. It cost 2 cents. If Mr. Davis wanted to buy 4 pencils, how much money would he need? (8 cents)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis found 3 nickels and 1 dime. How much money did he find? (25 cents)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis bought a book for 13 cents. How much money would he need to buy 3 books at that price? (39 cents)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis found 5 coins that totaled 42 cents. What were those coins? (a quarter, a dime, a nickel, and 2 pennies)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis bought a shirt for $14.95. At that price, how much would five shirts cost? ($74.75)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis needs to know how many feet are in 4 miles? (21,120 feet)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis has 13 quarters, 12 dimes, 9 nickels, and 16 pennies. How much money does he have in all? ($5.06)