KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 1 Numbers - Counting Forwards and Backwards
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Year 1 Numbers - Counting Forwards and Backwards

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 understanding number and counting on or back.

In Year 1 children are taught how to count forwards and backwards and to understand numbers. This is about understanding where numbers belong and putting them in the right order. Counting forwards in ones is the same as adding one on each time, and counting backwards in ones is the same as subtracting one each time.

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  1. Question 1

    What is wrong with this sequence?
    112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 119
    Write out the sequence to help find out what's wrong!
  2. Question 2

    What are the next two numbers in this sequence:
    23, 22, 21
    Think about which way the numbers are going and use a 100 square if you get stuck
  3. Question 3

    What are the next two numbers in this sequence:
    97, 98, 99
    If you have a 100 square, it could be useful if you get stuck
  4. Question 4

    What is the next number in this sequence:
    85, 84, 83, 82
    Don't forget to look at whether the numbers are increasing or decreasing!
  5. Question 5

    Which three numbers are missing from this sequence:
    89, ?, 91, 92, 93, 94, ?, ?
    Use a 100 square or write out the numbers to help you
  6. Question 6

    Which two numbers are missing from this sequence:
    47, ?, 49, ?, 51
    Write the numbers out if you're not sure
  7. Question 7

    What is the next number in this sequence:
    5, 6, 7, 8
    Counting on your fingers might help you!
  8. Question 8

    What are the next two numbers in this sequence:
    27, 28, 29, 30
    Counting up aloud might help you
  9. Question 9

    Which three numbers should come next?
    107, 108, 109
    Look at the last digit of each number
  10. Question 10

    Which two numbers are missing from this sequence:
    109, ?, 107, 106, ?
    Think about whether the numbers are increasing or decreasing

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