*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 using the language of equal to, more than, less than, fewer, most and least.*

Understanding number values and being able to compare numbers involves using phrases such as 'more than', 'most', 'less than', 'least' 'fewer than', 'equals' and 'is the same as'. It is an important area of maths knowledge.

This quiz will help children to become familiar with the terms equal to, more than, less than, fewer, most and least.

Question 1

Which words would make this sentence make sense:

8 is ___ 2

8 is ___ 2

less than

greater than

the same as

the answer

Saying the sentence aloud gives a big clue about which words are missing!

Question 2

White chocolate is 25p. Milk chocolate is 27p. Dark chocolate is 32p.

Which of these sentences is true?

Which of these sentences is true?

Milk chocolate costs the most

White chocolate is the most expensive

Dark chocolate costs the least

Dark chocolate costs the most

Dark chocolate has the highest value or cost

Question 3

I spend 60p on fruit and 60p on vegetables.

Which of these sentences is true?

Which of these sentences is true?

I spend more on fruit

The amount I spend on fruit and vegetables is equal

I spend more on vegetables

I spend less on fruit

Notice that the two amounts are exactly the same as each other. They are equal

Question 4

Sam has 2 dogs and 5 cats. Ben has 4 fish and 1 hamster. Carl has 2 horses.

Who has the most pets?

Who has the most pets?

All of the boys

Carl

Ben

Sam

Find the total number of pets each boy has by adding them together

Question 5

Which words are missing:

4 + 5 is ___ 8 + 1

4 + 5 is ___ 8 + 1

the most

the answer

equal to

less than

'Equal to' means both sides have the same value

Question 6

Which words should be used to complete the sentence:

When I save up, I will have __ money than I do now.

When I save up, I will have __ money than I do now.

less

more

the same

some

As long as you don't spend any!

Question 7

Sarah sleeps for 8 hours. Sue sleeps for 9 hours. Cathy sleeps for 7 hours.

Who gets the most sleep?

Who gets the most sleep?

Sarah

Cathy

Sue

All three girls

'Most' means a value which is higher or larger than the others

Question 8

Tom has 4 sweets, Harry has 8 sweets, Bill has 2 sweets.

Who has the most sweets?

Who has the most sweets?

Harry

Tom

Bill

All three boys

'The most' means the highest or largest value

Question 9

Fran has 32 marbles. Joe has 28 marbles.

Which of these sentences is true?

Which of these sentences is true?

Fran has less than Joe

Fran has the same as Joe

Joe has more than Fran

Fran has more than Joe

Fran's number of marbles is highest so she has more

Question 10

Which words would make this sentence make sense:

3 is ___ 5

3 is ___ 5

less than

greater than

the same as

the answer

Saying the sentence aloud gives a big clue about which words are missing!