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Morning Math Questions
Week 34 (Question Groups 67 and 68) 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 67

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis counted 5 black birds, 2 red birds, and 2 blue birds. How many birds did he count in all? (9 birds)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis bought a yoyo for 24 cents and a whistle for 14 cents. How much did he spend in all for the two toys? (38 cents)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis had 38 marbles. He lost 15 of them. How many marbles does he have left? (23 marbles)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis baked pies last weekend. He baked 17 pecan pies and 23 apples pies. How many more apple pies did he bake? (6 apple pies)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis looked at his car's odometer before the trip. The odometer showed that he had traveled 212.3 miles. When he stopped for lunch, the odometer read 372.1. How many miles had he traveled? (159.8 miles)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis owns a house a lot shaped like a rectangle. The perimeter is 60 feet. What is the length and the width of the lot? (10 feet long and 20 feet wide; note, the lot could be 15 feet long and 15 feet wide, but then it would be a square, not a rectangle)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis has a garden that is 44 feet long and 21 feet wide. What is the area of that garden? (924 square feet)

Question Group 68

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis saw 3 rows of ladybugs on a leaf. There were 2 ladybugs in each row. How many ladybugs did Mr. Davis see? (6 ladybugs)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis has a 2 cats. Each cat is 3 years old. He also has a dog that is 9 years old. What is the total number of years that all three animals have lived? (15 years)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis saw 23 frogs. Nine of the frogs jumped away. How many frogs were left? (14 frogs)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis has 10 feet of ribbon. If he divided that ribbon evenly among four students, how much ribbon would each student get? (30 inches, or 2- feet of ribbon)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis counted 248 cans of food that students had contributed to the food drive. If each student contributed 4 cans, how many students contributed food to the drive? (62 students)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis's son is 2 years old. His daughter is 4 times older than that. In how many years will his son be half as old as his daughter? (in 4 years; then his son will be six and his daughter will be 12)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis worked in a tollbooth on the highway this weekend. He collected $40 in tolls. Cars were charged $1, and trucks were charged $2. He collected money from 4 cars. From how many truck drivers did Mr. Davis collect tolls? (18 truck drivers)