*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 counting in tens. *

Counting forward and back in tens is a really useful skill. It is one of the first kinds of number patterns children encounter and a good understanding will help with lots of other areas of development, including recognising sequences, counting forward and back quickly, and ten times table recall.

Question 1

What is happening in this sequence:

60, 50, 40, 30, 20?

60, 50, 40, 30, 20?

The numbers are getting bigger each time

The numbers are going down in tens instead of up

The numbers are going up in twos

The numbers are all odd

Each time, the number becomes ten less than the one before it

Question 2

What are the next two numbers in this sequence:

20, 30, 40, 50, __, __

20, 30, 40, 50, __, __

55, 60

60, 70

6, 7

51, 52

This sequence is increasing in tens

Question 3

Which of these sets are all part of the ten times table?

10, 15, 20, 25

20, 50, 60, 80

12, 13, 14, 15

20, 21, 22, 23

Numbers in the ten times table all end with a '0'

Question 4

What is the next number in this sequence:

10, 20, 30, 40, __

10, 20, 30, 40, __

50

41

5

500

50 is ten more than 40. This sequence increases in tens

Question 5

Continue this sequence:

60, 50, 40, 30

60, 50, 40, 30

12, 11, 10

20, 10, 0

40, 50, 60

29, 28, 27

Each number is ten less than the one before it

Question 6

What are the next three numbers in this sequence:

20, 30, 40, 50, 60, __, __, __

20, 30, 40, 50, 60, __, __, __

65, 70, 75

61, 62, 63

7, 8, 9

70, 80, 90

Each number is ten more than the one before it

Question 7

Which numbers are missing from this sequence:

40, __, 60, 70, __, 90, __

40, __, 60, 70, __, 90, __

45, 75 and 95

5, 8 and 10

41, 71, 91

50, 80 and 100

The number before the missing one is ten less

Question 8

Which number should come at the end of this sequence:

50, 60, 70, 80, 90, __?

50, 60, 70, 80, 90, __?

19

91

10

100

100 is ten more than 90

Question 9

Numbers in the ten times table always end with __?

10

0

5

1

Multiples of ten always end with '0'

Question 10

Which numbers are missing from this sequence:

10, __, 30, 40, __, 60

10, __, 30, 40, __, 60

2 and 5

11 and 41

20 and 50

15 and 45

Looking at the numbers on either side of the missing number might help