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Morning Math Questions
Week 31 (Question Groups 61 and 62) 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 61

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis collected 20 cans of food on the first day of the food drive. He collected 5 cans of food the next day. How many cans did he collect in all on the two days? (25 cans of food)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis drove 128 miles. What is the digit in the "tens" place in that number? (2)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis wants to make a border around his garden. He needs 120 rocks to complete the border. He has 60 rocks. How many more rocks does he need to complete the border? (60 rocks)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis went to the Super Bowl game in 2003. A total of 65,899 people attended that game. The next year, attendance at the game was 119 people greater. How many people went to the Super Bowl game in 2004? (66,018)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis read that North America covered an area of 9,365,290 square miles and Europe covered 3,837,082 square miles. How much bigger is North America than Europe? (5,528,208 square miles)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis collected 1,003 nickels in a jar. He went to the bank to cash them in. How much money did the bank give Mr. Davis? ($50.15)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis ran 35 miles last week. He added that number to the total miles he has run this year. His new total is 587 miles. How many miles had Mr. Davis run prior to last week? (552 miles)

Question Group 62

  • Kindergarten: Mr. Davis had 20 cents. He paid 10 cents for a stuffed animal. How much money did he have left? (10 cents)
  • Grade 1: Mr. Davis rode his bike for 5 hours. He went 10 miles. How far did he go each hour? (2 miles)
  • Grade 2: Mr. Davis rode his bike 30 miles. Every hour he went 10 miles. How long did it take him to go 30 miles? (3 hours)
  • Grade 3: Mr. Davis read that the average temperature in April was 74 degrees. If the average temperature increases 6 degrees each month after that, what will the average temperature be during August? (98 degrees)
  • Grade 4: Mr. Davis got baseball cards from all the members of his family. If he got 7 cards each from 9 family members, how many baseball cards did he receive in all? (63 baseball cards)
  • Grade 5: Mr. Davis had 180 carrots. He placed and equal number of carrots into 12 baskets. How many carrots did he put in each basket? (15 carrots)
  • Grade 6: Mr. Davis has a secret number in his mind. He wrote an equation on the board to help students figure out the number. That equation said K = [(2 + 44 + 5) - 33] X 6. What is the value of K? (108)
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