*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 counting in fractions up to 10. *

Being able to count up in fractions means understanding the value of a fraction and recognising how many of each makes a whole. For example, when counting up in quarters, it will take four steps to reach one whole and 40 to reach 10. Children in Year 2 are expected to be able to count up to ten in fractions and this quiz will help them.

Question 1

Which two numbers are next in this sequence?

2^{1}⁄_{4}, 2^{1}⁄_{2}, 2^{3}⁄_{4}

2

3, 3^{1}⁄_{2}

3^{3}⁄_{4}, 4

2^{4}⁄_{4}, 3

3, 3^{1}⁄_{4}

Question 2

What is happening in this sequence:

2^{1}⁄_{4}, 2^{2}⁄_{4}, 2^{3}⁄_{4}, 3

2

The numbers increase by ^{2}⁄_{4} each time

The numbers increase by ^{1}⁄_{2} each time

The numbers increase by ^{1}⁄_{3} each time

The numbers increase by ^{1}⁄_{4} each time

Each number is ^{1}⁄_{4} more than the one before it

Question 3

What are the next three numbers in this sequence?

7, 7^{1}⁄_{4}, 7^{1}⁄_{2}

7, 7

7^{3}⁄_{4}, 7^{4}⁄_{4}, 7^{5}⁄_{4}

7^{3}⁄_{4}, 8, 8^{1}⁄_{4}

7, 8^{1}⁄_{2}, 9

7^{4}⁄_{4}, 8, 9

The sequence is going up by a quarter each time. 7^{1}⁄_{2} is the same as 7^{2}⁄_{4}

Question 4

What comes next: ^{2}⁄_{4}, ^{3}⁄_{4}, 1

1^{1}⁄_{4}

2 ^{1}⁄_{4}

1 ^{3}⁄_{4}

Counting up in quarters means that after 1, it will be 1 + ^{1}⁄_{4} more

Question 5

Which three numbers come next?

3^{1}⁄_{2}, 3^{3}⁄_{4}, 4

3

4, 5, 6

4^{3}⁄_{4}, 5, 5^{3}⁄_{4}

4^{2}⁄_{4}, 4^{3}⁄_{4}, 4 ^{4}⁄_{4}

4^{1}⁄_{4}, 4^{1}⁄_{2}, 4^{3}⁄_{4}

The numbers are one quarter more each time

Question 6

Which two numbers are missing:

5^{1}⁄_{2}, ___, 6^{1}⁄_{2}, ___

5

6 and 7

5 and 6

7 and 8

6 and 9

The sequence is going up in halves

Question 7

Which two numbers are missing:

3, ___, 3^{1}⁄_{2}, 3^{3}⁄_{4}, 4, ___

3, ___, 3

3^{2}⁄_{4} and 4^{1}⁄_{2}

3^{1}⁄_{4} and 4

4^{1}⁄_{4} and 5^{1}⁄_{4}

3^{1}⁄_{4} and 4^{1}⁄_{4}

Each number is one quarter more than the one before it

Question 8

What comes next: 1, 1^{1}⁄_{2}, 2, 2^{1}⁄_{2}

2

3^{1}⁄_{2}

3

2^{2}⁄_{2}

Adding another half to 2^{1}⁄_{2} results in 3

Question 9

What is wrong with this sequence:

3^{1}⁄_{4}, 3^{2}⁄_{4}, 3^{1}⁄_{2}, 3^{3}⁄_{4}

3

3^{3}⁄_{4} is too large for the sequence

3^{1}⁄_{4} is in the wrong place

3^{2}⁄_{4} is the same as 3^{1}⁄_{2}

There aren't enough numbers in the sequence

3^{2}⁄_{4}has exactly the same value as 3^{1}⁄_{2} so shouldn't be there!

Question 10

Which two numbers come next in this sequence?

4^{1}⁄_{2}, 5, 5^{1}⁄_{2}, 6

4

5^{2}⁄_{2}, 6

6^{1}⁄_{2}, 7

6, 7

6^{1}⁄_{4}, 7

The sequence is going up by ^{1}⁄_{2} each time

^{3}⁄_{4}makes 3, and then adding another quarter makes 3^{1}⁄_{4}