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Morning Math Questions
Week 24 (Question Groups 47 and 48) 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...

Day 47

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis has 8 kindergarten teachers in his school. Six of the kindergarten teachers are women. How many are men? (2 teachers)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis had 15 cents in his pocket. A pencil costs 5 cents. How many pencils can Mr. Davis buy? (3 pencils)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis bought an apple and a drink for 75 cents. If he has 25 cents left after paying for them, with how much money did Mr. Davis start? ($1.00)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis had $1.20. Carnival tickets cost 6 cents each. How many tickets can Mr. Davis buy? (20 tickets)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis paid 76 cents for a notebook. He had 50 cents left. With how much money did Mr. Davis start? ($1.26)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis paid $213 for a new bike. After paying for the bike, he had $33.14 left. With how much money did Mr. Davis start? ($246.14)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis paid $23,987 for a car. He took money out of his savings account to pay for the car. The car used up 25 percent of his savings. How much money was in Mr. Davis's savings account before he bought the car? ($95,948)

Question Group 48

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis needs to know how many stars are on the American flag. (50 stars)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis needs to know how many stars and stripes are on the flag. (63 stars and stripes)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis has 55 pencils. By the end of the day, Mr. Davis had twice as many pencils. How many pencils did he have in all at the end of the day? (110 pencils)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis woke up at 5:30 a.m. He went to bed 18 hours later. At what time did Mr. Davis go to bed? (11:30 p.m.)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis read 40 books in March. In April, he read 1/10th (one tenth) as many books. How many books did he read in April? (4 books)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis took a nap for 1,560 seconds. For how many minutes did he nap? (26 minutes)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis saw 488 birds. Twenty-five percent of the birds flew away. How many birds were left? (366 birds)