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Morning Math Questions
Week 28 (Question Groups 55 and 56) 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 55

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis had 5 bags of chips. He gave a bag of chips to each of his 3 friends. How many bags of chips does Mr. Davis have left? (2 bags)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis buys 10 cans of soda each day. How many cans of soda does he buy each week? (70 cans)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis's house has 20 windows. There are an equal number of windows on each of the four sides of the house. How many windows are on each side of his house? (5 windows)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis had 1,873,456 pennies. Which digit is in the hundred thousands place of that number? (8)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis sent 218 postcards to his friends. Each postcard cost 3 cents. How much did Mr. Davis spend on postcards? ($6.54)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis read that the city of Jacksonville has a population of 735,617 people. Gainesville has a population of 226,419 people. How many more people does Jacksonville have? (509,198 people)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis typed the word planet into his computer's search engine. The search engine found 490 Web sites about planets. Mr. Davis looked at 30 percent of those Web sites. How many Web sites did he view? 147 Web sites)

Question Group 56

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis needs to know how many letters there are in the word school? (6 letters)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis has 22 feathers. He finds 7 more feathers. How many feathers does he have in all? (29 feathers)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis threw a ball. He threw the ball 45 feet on his first toss. On his second toss, he threw the ball 49 feet. How much farther did he throw the ball on the second toss? (4 feet)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis walked 140 miles. He listened to CDs while he walked. If he listened to 3 songs every mile he walked, how many songs did he hear? (420 songs)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis invited 96 friends to a picnic at his house. Each friend ate -pound of meat. How many pounds of meat did he buy to feed his friends? (24 pounds)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis has $5.25. Eggs cost 10 cents each. How much money will Mr. Davis have left if he buys 3 dozen eggs? ($1.65)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis walked 3 miles every 30 minutes. How far did he walk in 13 hours? (78 miles)