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Morning Math Questions
Week 21 (Question Groups 41 and 42) 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 41

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis had 8 butterflies. The next day he caught 5 more butterflies. How many butterflies did he have in all? 13 butterflies)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis paid 24 cents for a butterfly. He paid 4 cents for a worm. How much more did the butterfly cost than the worm? (20 cents)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis saw 3 rows of students in the classroom. Each row had 6 students in it. How many students were in that classroom? (18 students)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis paid $3.98 for a book. He paid with a $10.00 bill. How much change did he get back from his 10? ($6.02)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis had $400. He bought a bike for $87 and a helmet for $6.97. How much money did he have left? ($306.03)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis had $880.80. He paid one-fourth of that amount in rent and 1/10 of the amount for gas for his car. How much money did he have left? ($572.52)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis bought a house for $213,965. The agent earned 8% of that amount as her commission. How much did the agent make off the sale of the house? ($17,117.20)

Question Group 42

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis had 12 ties. He sent 9 of the ties to the cleaners. How many ties did he have left? (3 ties)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis can make 5 cakes each hour. How many cakes can in make in all in 4 hours? (20 cakes)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis rode his bike 3 miles to the store. Then he rode to church, which was five miles away. Then he rode another 4 miles to go to the pool. How many miles in all did he ride his bike? (12 miles)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis had 4 chickens and 4 dogs outside. How many feet did he see on those animals? (24 feet)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis's racecar can go 200 miles per hour. At that speed, how many miles could he go in one day? (4,800 miles)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis flew his plane directly into the sunrise. He then turned 180 degrees. What direction is he going then? (he was heading west)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis made 220 cupcakes. Sixty-five percent of those cupcakes were vanilla and the rest were chocolate. How many chocolate cupcakes did he make? (77 chocolate cupcakes)