KS1 Maths Quiz
One plus one equals two.

# Year 1 Calculation - Symbols

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 reading, writing and interpreting mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs.

Recognising, selecting and using the right symbol in a number sentence is vital. A good understanding of what the addition, subtraction and equals signs look like, what they mean in maths, and what they do to numbers is a really important area of development. Understanding the language associated with the addition, subtraction and equals signs will help children calculate accurately.

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1. Question 1

Which symbol is missing from this calculation:
6 - 2 ? 4
6 - 2 is equal to, or the same as 4
2. Question 2

Which symbol could be used instead of the words in brackets?
5 (plus) 5 = 10
Plus is another word for add
3. Question 3

Which symbol is missing from this calculation:
4 ? 1 = 3
Subtracting 1 from 4 gives an answer of 3
4. Question 4

What is wrong with this number sentence:
7 + 3 = 4
If you change - for +, the answer becomes correct
5. Question 5

Which symbol could be used instead of the words in brackets?
5 + 4 (is equal to) 9
This symbol means 'is equal to' or 'is the same as'
6. Question 6

Which symbol is missing from this calculation:
3 ? 6 = 9
7. Question 7

What does this symbol mean: +
It is used when numbers are added together, for example 4 + 5 = 9
8. Question 8

Which symbol could be used instead of the words in brackets?
5 (minus) 5 = 0
Minus is another way of saying subtract or take away
9. Question 9

What does this symbol mean: -
This symbol is used in subtraction calculations, such as 5 - 3 = 2
10. Question 10

What does this symbol mean: =
Many people think this symbol means 'is the answer' but it really means 'is equal to'

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