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Morning Math Questions
Week 23 (Question Groups 45 and 46) 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 45

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis has 5 apples. Later, someone gave him 5 more apples. How many apples did Mr. Davis have in all? (10 apples)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis had 30 presents at 9:00 a.m. By 10:00 a.m., he had twice as many presents. How many presents did he receive in all by 10:00 a.m.? (60 presents)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis gave one present to each of eight boys. He gave two presents to each of five girls. How many presents in all did Mr. Davis give out? (18 presents)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis's grandfather is 98 years old. His grandfather is twice as old as his mother. How old is Mr. Davis's mother? (49 years old)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis is handing out presents. So far, he has handed out 444 presents. The school has 980 students in all. To how many more students does Mr. Davis have to hand out presents? (536 students)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis gave away 300 presents. Forty percent of those presents went to boys and the rest went to the girls. How many presents did Mr. Davis hand out to girls? (180 presents)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis gave 13 presents to each girl in the school and 10 presents to each boy. If there were 100 girls and 100 boys, how many presents did Mr. Davis give away in all? (2,300 presents)

Question Group 46

  • Kindergarten: K) Mr. Davis had 9 candy bars. He ate 6 of the candy bars. How many did he have left to eat? (3 candy bars)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis got a phone call last night at 7:15 p.m. He talked for 2 hours. What time did he finish talking on the phone? (9:15 p.m.)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis bought pads of paper. Each pad cost 31 cents. How much did Mr. Davis spend in all on pads? ($2.48)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis had 2,000 worms in a jar. Every hour 250 worms crawled out of the jar. How long did it take before all the worms crawled out of the jar? (8 hours)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis got a picture frame that was 11 inches long and 11 inches wide. What was the perimeter of the picture frame? (44 inches)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis's eyes blink 19 times a minute. How many times do his eyes blink in one hour? (1,140 times)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis has 1,200 caps to give away. He gave away 75 percent of the caps to girls. How many boys received a cap? (300 boys)