KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 2 Calculation - Subtraction Language
Difference, subtract, subtraction and minus are all words which mean take away.

Year 2 Calculation - Subtraction Language

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 6 and 7 in year 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with understanding the language of subtraction.

In Year 2, children extend their understanding of the language of subtraction to include 'difference'. They should already know and be using words such as subtract, subtraction, take away and minus. Recognising the language of subtraction is essential in order to be able to make decisions about which operation to use to solve calculations and problems.

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  1. Question 1

    Which word could be used in this number sentence?
    15 ___ 9 = 6
    Minus means to subtract
  2. Question 2

    I have 15 cakes and eat 6. How many are left?
    'How many left' is a clue that this is a subtraction
  3. Question 3

    8 is the difference between which 2 numbers?
    To find the difference, subtract the smaller number from the larger one
  4. Question 4

    Which word could be used in this number sentence?
    12 ___ 5 = 7
    Subtract means to take away
  5. Question 5

    Which of the following is not a subtraction word?
    Multiply does not mean subtract
  6. Question 6

    What is the difference between 12 and 5?
    The 1st and 3rd options are differences but in maths 'difference' means subtract. To find the difference, subtract the smaller number from the larger one
  7. Question 7

    What is the symbol for subtraction?
    This sign means to subtract or take away
  8. Question 8

    What is 16 take away 6?
    'Take away' is another way of saying subtract
  9. Question 9

    How much is 6 less than 18?
    'Less than' is a subtraction word - you could also count backwards
  10. Question 10

    17 minus which number = 5?
    Minus means to take away. 17 - 12 = 5

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