KS1 Maths Quiz - Year 1 Numbers - Counting in Twos (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 counting in twos.

Counting in twos, both forward and back, is a useful and valuable mathematical skill. Not only is the two times table the first one a Year 1 child will encounter, it also helps with recognising number patterns, understanding odd and even, and learning how to count objects more quickly. It's worth remembering also that counting forward or back in twos can also apply to odd numbers!

1. What is the next number in this sequence?
2, 4, 6, 8, __
[ ] 14
[ ] 12
[ ] 10
[ ] 16
2. Which two numbers are missing from this sequence?
8, 10, __, 14, __, 18
[ ] 12, 14
[ ] 8, 10
[ ] 10, 12
[ ] 12, 16
3. Numbers in the two times table are all ___?
[ ] odd
[ ] even
[ ] the same
[ ] ending in zero
4. Numbers in the two times table always end with ___?
[ ] 1, 2, 4, 8 or 0
[ ] 1, 2, 4 or 6
[ ] 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0
[ ] 2, 4, 6 or 8
5. Which of these numbers would all appear in the two times table?
[ ] 13, 42, 35, 66, 99
[ ] 23, 32, 43, 65, 81
[ ] 22, 19, 34, 86, 10
[ ] 12, 34, 22, 68, 20
6. Continue this sequence:
22, 24, 26,
[ ] 27, 28, 29
[ ] 28, 30, 32
[ ] 27, 29, 31
[ ] 28, 29, 30
7. Continue this sequence:
48, 50, 52, 54
[ ] 56, 58, 60
[ ] 55, 56, 57
[ ] 56, 57, 58
[ ] 56, 58, 59
8. Which of these sequences is counting in twos?
[ ] 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42
[ ] 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 33
[ ] 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50
[ ] 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76
9. Which of these sequences is not going up in twos?
[ ] 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
[ ] 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22
[ ] 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
[ ] 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56
10. Which of these sequences is not going up in twos?
[ ] 44, 48, 52, 56, 58
[ ] 71, 73, 75, 77, 79
[ ] 38, 40, 42, 44, 46
[ ] 24, 26, 28, 30 32
KS1 Maths Quiz - Year 1 Numbers - Counting in Twos (Answers)
1. What is the next number in this sequence?
2, 4, 6, 8, __
[ ] 14
[ ] 12
[x] 10
[ ] 16
10 is two more than 8
2. Which two numbers are missing from this sequence?
8, 10, __, 14, __, 18
[ ] 12, 14
[ ] 8, 10
[ ] 10, 12
[x] 12, 16
The two missing numbers are two more than the number just before them in the sequence
3. Numbers in the two times table are all ___?
[ ] odd
[x] even
[ ] the same
[ ] ending in zero
Numbers in the two times table are always even
4. Numbers in the two times table always end with ___?
[ ] 1, 2, 4, 8 or 0
[ ] 1, 2, 4 or 6
[x] 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0
[ ] 2, 4, 6 or 8
Numbers in the two times table are even and end with 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0
5. Which of these numbers would all appear in the two times table?
[ ] 13, 42, 35, 66, 99
[ ] 23, 32, 43, 65, 81
[ ] 22, 19, 34, 86, 10
[x] 12, 34, 22, 68, 20
All the numbers must end with 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0 for them to be in the two times table
6. Continue this sequence:
22, 24, 26,
[ ] 27, 28, 29
[x] 28, 30, 32
[ ] 27, 29, 31
[ ] 28, 29, 30
The numbers are going up in twos and are also even
7. Continue this sequence:
48, 50, 52, 54
[x] 56, 58, 60
[ ] 55, 56, 57
[ ] 56, 57, 58
[ ] 56, 58, 59
The numbers all end with 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0
8. Which of these sequences is counting in twos?
[ ] 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42
[ ] 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 33
[ ] 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50
[x] 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76
Each number is two more than the one before it
9. Which of these sequences is not going up in twos?
[ ] 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
[ ] 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22
[x] 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
[ ] 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56
That sequence is going up in ones, not twos
10. Which of these sequences is not going up in twos?
[x] 44, 48, 52, 56, 58
[ ] 71, 73, 75, 77, 79
[ ] 38, 40, 42, 44, 46
[ ] 24, 26, 28, 30 32
This sequence is going up in fours