 3 + 4 + 3 + 2 = 12 pencils.

# Year 2 Calculation - Addition Problems

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 solving addition problems.

Children in Year 1 will be expected to solve addition problems presented to them in key words rather than symbols. Solving these addition problems means being able to recognise those key words, such as 'total' or 'altogether', and to calculate accordingly.

Try this quiz to see how well you do with solving addition problems.

Question 1
I have 12 books and borrow 9 more from the library. How many books do I have altogether?
25
22
12
21
12 + 9 = 21
Question 2
I need £2 to go swimming. I have £1.50. How much more do I need?
20p
£2.00
70p
50p
£1.50 + 50p = £2
Question 3
Last week I watched 6 hours of TV. This week I watched 8 hours. How much TV have I watched altogether?
14 hours
12 hours
15 hours
16 hours
6 + 8 = 14
Question 4
I have 13 marbles and win 10 more in a game. How many do I have in total?
32
12
13
23
13 + 10 gives a total of 23
Question 5
Kim is given £9 for her birthday. Jake gets £4 more than this. How much does Jake get?
£11
£13
£12
£15
4 more than 9 is 13
Question 6
Susan walks 8 miles. She stops and then walks another 4 miles. How far has she walked in total?
12 miles
84 miles
48 miles
22 miles
8 + 4 is a total of 12
Question 7
An apple costs 20p, an orange costs 10p and a banana costs 5p. How much would 2 apples, 1 orange and 1 banana cost altogether?
55p
65p
50p
35p
20p + 20p + 10p + 5p = 55p
Question 8
If there are 3 pieces of ribbon that are each 10cm long, how long would they be when added together?
15cm
10cm
3cm
30cm
10 + 10 + 10 = 30
Question 9
A table has 4 legs. How many legs do 4 tables have?
16
44
12
24
4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 16, this is the same as 4 x 4
Question 10
Joe has 4 pets, Fran has 7 pets, Ben has 2 pets and Sara has 5 pets. What is the total number of pets?
19 pets
18 pets
21 pets
20 pets
4 + 7 + 2 + 5 = 18
Author:  Angela Smith