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Can you count in threes?

Year 2 Numbers - Counting in Threes

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 steps of three.

Learning to count up and down in steps of three is usually a progression for Year 2 children, once they have secured counting up and down in twos, fives and tens. Children may learn to count in steps of three by chanting, using a number line or colouring patterns on a hundred square.

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Question 1
What is the next number in this sequence:
3, 6, 9, 12, ?
14
15
3
16
The numbers are going up in threes, and 15 is 3 more than 12
Question 2
Which calculation matches this picture?
2 + 2 = 4
3 + 3 + 3 = 9
2 x 3 = 6
3 x 3 = 9
2 groups of 3 gives an answer of 6
Question 3
What is the next number in this sequence:
30, 27, 24, 21, ?
15
13
23
18
18 is 3 less than 21 - the sequence is going down in threes
Question 4
4 x 3 = ?
9
15
12
18
4 groups of 3 is 12 altogether
Question 5
If there are 3 eggs in every nest, how many eggs in 9 nests?
19
24
27
39
9 groups of 3 gives an answer of 27
Question 6
How many dice show 3 on their closest face?
5
8
19
9
There are 5 groups of 3 shown on the dice
Question 7
3 x ? = ?
3 x 6 = 18
3 x 9 = 18
3 x 3 = 18
3 x 7 = 18
3 groups of 6, or 6 groups of 3 gives an answer of 18
Question 8
How many groups of 3?
3
9
6
12
3 x 3 = 9 cherries
Question 9
How many people?
3
2
6
4
There are 6 feet. Each person has 2 feet so 6 ÷ 2 = 3 people
Question 10
15 = ? x 3
4
15
3
5
5 groups of 3 is the same as 3 groups of 5
Author:  Angela Smith