In KS2 Maths, we learn to solve problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Year Five kids tackle bigger numbers and explore measures like distance, weight, capacity, and time.

Real-life problems mean using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Imagine taking a train from Sheffield to London, changing at Peterborough. The first train is 2 hours, the second is 1 hour. But don't forget the time to change trains and when the second train leaves - your journey might be 4 hours or even more!

Test your skills in this quiz. Can you solve problems with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division?

Are Quizzes the Key to Children's Success? Find Out1.

6 planks of wood are all 150cm long. We require a continuous run of planks for 8.75m. How much needs chopping off the last plank?

12cm

25cm

50cm

250cm

6 x 150 = 900cm. We only need 8.75m or 875cm so we will need to cut off 25cm

2.

A joint of beef requires 30 minutes per 500g cooking time plus 30 minutes. For how long does a 3.5kg joint of beef require cooking?

1 hour

135 minutes

2 hours

4 hours

If the beef needs 30 minutes per 500g (+30 minutes) then it need 1 hour per kg (+ 30 minutes)

3.

The jug of lemonade contained 2 litres. Gran drank 265ml. How much lemonade was left?

1.735 litres

17.35 litres

173.5 litres

1,735 litres

There are 1,000ml in a litre so to find the answer take 265 away from 2,000, which is 1,735ml or 1.735 litres

4.

Mark has to take 15ml of medicine twice per day for 7 days. How much medicine does he need?

30ml

140ml

105ml

210ml

15ml twice a day is 15 x 2 = 30ml. 30ml over 7 days is 30 x 7 = 210ml

5.

A bag of apples weighs 720g and a bag of pears weigh 645g. How much do the two bags weigh altogether in kg?

1.365kg

13.65kg

136.5kg

1,365kg

720 + 645 = 1,365. There are 1,000g in a kg so the answer is 1.365kg. Did you get the decimal point in the right place?

6.

A box holds 12 eggs. I have 136 eggs. How many boxes do I need to hold all the eggs?

11

12

13

15

136 รท 12 = 11 remainder 4 therefore 12 boxes will be required to hold all the eggs even though one box will only contain 4 eggs

7.

Each jacket potato takes 6 minutes to cook in a microwave oven. How many minutes would it take for 9 jacket potatoes to cook?

45 minutes

54 minutes

66 minutes

72 minutes

If you don't know the 9 times table one way to work out 6 x 9 is to multiply 6 by 10 (60) and take away 6 (54)

8.

A box of chocolates has 24 toffees, 49 soft centres and 18 nuts. If I eat 52 chocolates how many are left in the box?

39

41

49

51

24 + 49 + 18 = 91 so I have 91 sweets altogether. 91 - 52 = 39 so if I eat 52 sweets I will have 39 left

9.

I have four ribbons measuring 34mm, 55mm, 87mm and 123mm. What is their total length in cm?

0.299cm

1.99cm

2.9cm

29.9cm

34 + 55 + 87 + 123 = 299. There are 10mm in a cm so to convert mm into cm you divide their number by 10

10.

I have 12 oranges, all of an equal weight, with a total weight of 900g. I eat 5 oranges. What is the total weight of the remaining oranges?

500g

515g

525g

535g

First find the weight of one orange by dividing 900g by 12 which is 75g, so 7 oranges will be 75g x 7 = 525g