KS1 Maths Quiz
Can you count in threes?

# Year 2 Numbers - Counting in Threes

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 counting in steps of three.

Learning to count up and down in steps of three is usually a progression for Year 2 children, once they have secured counting up and down in twos, fives and tens. Children may learn to count in steps of three by chanting, using a number line or colouring patterns on a hundred square.

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1. Question 1

4 x 3 = ?
4 groups of 3 is 12 altogether
2. Question 2

How many dice show 3 on their closest face?
There are 5 groups of 3 shown on the dice
3. Question 3

3 x ? = ?
3 groups of 6, or 6 groups of 3 gives an answer of 18
4. Question 4

15 = ? x 3
5 groups of 3 is the same as 3 groups of 5
5. Question 5

If there are 3 eggs in every nest, how many eggs in 9 nests?
9 groups of 3 gives an answer of 27
6. Question 6

What is the next number in this sequence:
30, 27, 24, 21, ?
18 is 3 less than 21 - the sequence is going down in threes
7. Question 7

Which calculation matches this picture?
2 groups of 3 gives an answer of 6
8. Question 8

What is the next number in this sequence:
3, 6, 9, 12, ?
The numbers are going up in threes, and 15 is 3 more than 12
9. Question 9

How many people?
There are 6 feet. Each person has 2 feet so 6 ÷ 2 = 3 people
10. Question 10

How many groups of 3?
3 x 3 = 9 cherries

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