KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 1 Calculation - Symbols
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
    If you add 3 and 6, the answer is 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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