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Morning Math Questions
Week 35 (Question Groups 69 and 70) 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 69

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis added two like numbers and got 8. What were the two numbers? (4 and 4)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis blew 28 bubbles into the air. Students popped 19 of them. How many bubbles were not popped by students? (9 bubbles)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis had 9 pieces of candy in a jar. His friend gave him 21 more pieces of candy, so Mr. Davis added them to the jar. How many pieces of candy does he have now? (30 pieces of candy)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis paid $60 for books. Each book cost $4. How many books did he buy? (15 books)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis's pool holds 800 gallons of water. Twenty-five gallons of water evaporate each day. How many days will it take before the pool is empty? (32 days)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis's class washed 42 cars one afternoon. If the students charged each car owner $2.50, how much money did the class make at their car wash? ($105.00)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis wants to make 144 doughnuts. He can make 6 doughnuts every 10 minutes. How long will it take to make all the doughnuts? (4 hours)

Question Group 70

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis had 12 crayons in a box. Seven of the crayons fell out. How many crayons were left in the box? (5 crayons)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis had $8 at 2:00 p.m. At 3:00 p.m., he only had $3 left. How much money had he spent in the past hour? ($5)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis had a bag with 20 bows in it. He had enough bows to give exactly 4 bows to each girl in his class. How many girls were in his class? (5 girls)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis earns $600 a week. He works 40 hours. At that rate, how much does Mr. Davis make each hour? ($15)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis arrived at school at 7:10 a.m. It took him 40 minutes to drive to school. What time did he leave home in order to make it to school by 7:10? (6:30 a.m.)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis paid $2 for 6 pictures. If Mr. Davis's friend paid for 24 pictures, how much was his friend's bill? ($8)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis went to the mall. He spent $4.50 on lunch, $13.75 on a shirt, and $6.25 on a cap. He came home with $12.45. How much did he have before he went to the mall? ($36.95)