KS1 Maths Quiz - Year 1 Calculation - Addition and Subtraction Language (Questions)

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 developing the concept of addition and subtraction.

In Year 1 children are taught the language associated with the number operations of addition and subtraction, which is wide and varied. It can also be confusing - for example, to find the difference between two numbers, it's possible to count up from the lower to the higher number (effectively adding) or count down from the higher to the lower (subtracting)! It's worth knowing the key language associated with the concept of addition or subtraction. This will be especially useful when tackling word problems.

1. What would you do to solve this:
Seven plus eight =
[ ] Add 7 and 8 together
[ ] Take 7 away from 8
[ ] Take 8 away from 7
[ ] Subtract 7 from 8
2. Which words tell you this is an addition:
I had three balls and I bought six more. How many did I have altogether?
[ ] Three and six
[ ] More and altogether
[ ] Balls and many
[ ] Bought and have
3. Which word could be placed in the space?
16 ____ 4 gives an answer of 12.
[ ] divided by
[ ] plus
[ ] add
[ ] minus
4. Which word could be placed in the space?
12 ____ 8 gives an answer of 20.
[ ] subtract
[ ] plus
[ ] minus
[ ] multiplied by
5. Which words could be placed in the space?
8 ____ 11 gives an answer of 3.
[ ] multiplied by
[ ] added to
[ ] divided by
[ ] subtracted from
6. Which of the following is to do with addition?
[ ] sharing
[ ] put together
[ ] take away
[ ] multiply
7. Which of the following is to do with addition?
[ ] subtract
[ ] take
[ ] minus
[ ] total
8. Which of the following is to do with subtraction?
[ ] less than
[ ] add
[ ] plus
[ ] altogether
9. Which of the following is to do with subtraction?
[ ] adding
[ ] take away
[ ] totalling
[ ] in total
10. Which of the following could be used for addition or subtraction?
[ ] minus
[ ] the difference between
[ ] plus
[ ] subtract
KS1 Maths Quiz - Year 1 Calculation - Addition and Subtraction Language (Answers)
1. What would you do to solve this:
Seven plus eight =
[x] Add 7 and 8 together
[ ] Take 7 away from 8
[ ] Take 8 away from 7
[ ] Subtract 7 from 8
Plus is another word for add
2. Which words tell you this is an addition:
I had three balls and I bought six more. How many did I have altogether?
[ ] Three and six
[x] More and altogether
[ ] Balls and many
[ ] Bought and have
More and altogether suggest adding up
3. Which word could be placed in the space?
16 ____ 4 gives an answer of 12.
[ ] divided by
[ ] plus
[ ] add
[x] minus
16 - 4 = 12. Minus is another word for subtract
4. Which word could be placed in the space?
12 ____ 8 gives an answer of 20.
[ ] subtract
[x] plus
[ ] minus
[ ] multiplied by
Plus is another word for add
5. Which words could be placed in the space?
8 ____ 11 gives an answer of 3.
[ ] multiplied by
[ ] added to
[ ] divided by
[x] subtracted from
Sometimes the number to be subtracted can come first in the number sentence
6. Which of the following is to do with addition?
[ ] sharing
[x] put together
[ ] take away
[ ] multiply
Putting two or more groups together is the same as adding them
7. Which of the following is to do with addition?
[ ] subtract
[ ] take
[ ] minus
[x] total
A total is the sum of two or more groups
8. Which of the following is to do with subtraction?
[x] less than
[ ] add
[ ] plus
[ ] altogether
The other words all mean to add
9. Which of the following is to do with subtraction?
[ ] adding
[x] take away
[ ] totalling
[ ] in total
Taking one number away from another is subtracting
10. Which of the following could be used for addition or subtraction?
[ ] minus
[x] the difference between
[ ] plus
[ ] subtract
The difference between two numbers can be found by either adding or subtracting