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Morning Math Questions
Week 20 (Question Groups 39 and 40) 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 39

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis has 9 strawberries. Four of the strawberries were rotten, so he threw them away. How many strawberries were left? (5 strawberries)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis got to work at 7 a.m. He went home 10 hours later. What time did he leave to go home? (5:00 p.m.)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis sees today is [give today's date]. Counting today, how many days until the last day of the month? (Answers will vary.)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis has 18 rabbits, 3 snakes, 17 bears, and 2 frogs. How many mammals does he have? (35 mammals; snakes and frogs are reptiles, not mammals)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis collected 11 cents a day for 75 days. How much did he have at the end of that time? ($8.25)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis took five spelling tests. He scored 100% on all but one of the tests. On that test, he scored 80%. What was Mr. Davis's mean score for the five tests? (96%)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis got on a bus with five other people. From thereon, the number of people on the bus doubled at every stop. How many people were on the bus after three more stops? (60 people)

Question Group 40

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis had 12 bugs. Eight of the bugs died. How many bugs were left? (4 bugs)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis has 7 bikes. His brother has twice as many bikes. How many bikes in all does his brother have? (14 bikes)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis has 27 cookies. He ate 13 of the cookies. How many cookies were left? (14 cookies)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis watched a movie that lasted 135 minutes. If the movie started at 7:00 p.m., what time did it end? (9:15 p.m.)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis has 3 pounds of metal. How many ounces of metal does he have? (48 ounces)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis played 4 softball games. He averaged two home runs per game. He did not hit any homerooms in the last 3 games. How many home runs must he have hit in the first game? (8 home runs)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis has 4 dozen cookies. Each day he will eat 4 cookies. How many days will it take Mr. Davis to eat all the cookies? (12 days)