*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 subtraction problems.*

Solving subtraction problems means being able to recognise key vocabulary such as 'take away' or 'minus' and calculate accordingly. This quiz will help children to become familiar with these words and help them to solve subtraction problems.

Question 1

Sarah walks 15 miles. Fran walks 9 miles. How much further than Fran has Sarah walked?

8 miles

7 miles

5 miles

6 miles

15 - 9 = 6

Question 2

What is the difference between 13 and 22?

One is odd, one is even

One is larger than the other

The difference is 9

One is smaller then the other

The other 3 options are true but in maths 'difference' means to take away. To find the difference between two numbers, subtract the smaller from the larger

Question 3

I buy 24 cakes. My brother eats 6, I eat 4 and mum eats 7. How many cakes are left?

9

6

8

7

17 cakes are eaten, so 24 - 17 = 7

Question 4

18 minus 12 = 10 - ?

4

6

3

5

The two subtractions should give the same answer, which is 6

Question 5

What is 15 minus 9?

6

8

9

5

Minus means to take away

Question 6

I buy a tray of 20 eggs. Omelettes need 2 eggs each. How many eggs will be left if I make 5 omelettes?

11

9

10

20

20 - (5 x 2) = 10

Question 7

What is 9 subtracted from 18?

11

10

8

9

Subtract means to take away

Question 8

I have 12 books and lend 4 to my friend. How many books do I have left?

4

8

6

10

12 - 4 = 8 so 8 books are left

Question 9

A piece of rope measures 90cm. I cut off a piece measuring 25cm and another piece measuring 20cm. How much rope is left?

45cm

40cm

50cm

55cm

90 - 25 = 65.

65 - 20 = 45

65 - 20 = 45

Question 10

Kim is given £20 for her birthday. Jake gets £12 less than this. How much does Jake get?

£20

£12

£10

£8

Counting back from the larger number to the smaller one is useful when finding 'less than'

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