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Morning Math Questions
Week 26 (Question Groups 51 and 52) 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 51

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis saw 3 bears, 3 apes, and 3 birds. How many animals did he see in all? (9 animals)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis caught 12 fish. Half of the fish were small and the rest were big. How many big fish did he catch? (six fish were big)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis had 23 balloons. A wind came along and blew away 19 of the balloons. How many balloons were left? (4 balloons)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis caught 24 fireflies. His brother caught twice as many. How many fireflies did his brother catch? (48 fireflies)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis counted 61 bikes on the playground bike rack. How many tires did he count? (122 tires)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis bought 8 T-shirts. Each T-shirt cost $9.88. How much money did Mr. Davis pay for all 8 T-shirts? ($79.04)
  • Grade 6: When Mr. D was 7 years old, his brother was twice as old as he was. How old was his brother when Mr. Davis was 21 years old? (28 years old)

Question Group 52

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis saw 4 ants. Later he saw 4 more ants. How many ants did he see in all? (8 ants)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis had 14 pencils. Four of the pencils had erasers. How many pencils did not have erasers on them? (10 pencils)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis saw 2 leaves. There were six bugs on each leaf. How many bugs did Mr. Davis see? (12 bugs)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis had 5 bags. Each bag contained 12 marbles. How many marbles did Mr. Davis have in all? (60 marbles)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis had $4.66. He spent half of his money on lunch. How much money did he have left? ($2.33)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis had 6 dozen eggs. If 18 eggs broke, how many were left? (54 eggs)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis bought 6 snakes for $77 each. Then he bought 9 turtles for $44 each and 79 dogs for $125 each. How money did he pay in all for the reptiles? ($858; note that dogs are not reptiles)