Solving problems based on real life situations by using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is a part of KS2 Maths. In Year Five children will be given problems involving larger numbers and various measures of distance, weight, capacity and time.
Solving real life problems always involves using addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Let's say you wanted to take the train from Sheffield to London and had to change at Peterborough. The first train takes 2 hours and the second takes 1 hour. So you might think the total time of your journey would be 3 hours. However, you haven't accounted for the time taken to change trains, and what time the second train is due to leave  it might take a total of 4 hours or maybe even longer.
Play this quiz and see how good you are at solving problems by using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.














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?

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


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)

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


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

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


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

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


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

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