KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 1 Calculation - Addition and Subtraction Language
If you are adding then you get more. If you are taking away then you get less.

Year 1 Calculation - Addition and Subtraction Language

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 5 and 6 in year 1. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with developing the concept of addition and subtraction.

In Year 1 children are taught the language associated with the number operations of addition and subtraction, which is wide and varied. It can also be confusing - for example, to find the difference between two numbers, it's possible to count up from the lower to the higher number (effectively adding) or count down from the higher to the lower (subtracting)! It's worth knowing the key language associated with the concept of addition or subtraction. This will be especially useful when tackling word problems.

  1. Question 1

    Which words could be placed in the space?
    8 ____ 11 gives an answer of 3.
    Sometimes the number to be subtracted can come first in the number sentence
  2. Question 2

    Which word could be placed in the space?
    12 ____ 8 gives an answer of 20.
    Plus is another word for add
  3. Question 3

    Which of the following is to do with addition?
    Putting two or more groups together is the same as adding them
  4. Question 4

    Which words tell you this is an addition:
    I had three balls and I bought six more. How many did I have altogether?
    More and altogether suggest adding up
  5. Question 5

    Which of the following is to do with addition?
    A total is the sum of two or more groups
  6. Question 6

    What would you do to solve this:
    Seven plus eight =
    Plus is another word for add
  7. Question 7

    Which of the following is to do with subtraction?
    Taking one number away from another is subtracting
  8. Question 8

    Which word could be placed in the space?
    16 ____ 4 gives an answer of 12.
    16 - 4 = 12. Minus is another word for subtract
  9. Question 9

    Which of the following could be used for addition or subtraction?
    The difference between two numbers can be found by either adding or subtracting
  10. Question 10

    Which of the following is to do with subtraction?
    The other words all mean to add

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