*This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 5 and 6 in year 1. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with understanding number and counting on or back.*

In Year 1 children are taught how to count forwards and backwards and to understand numbers. This is about understanding where numbers belong and putting them in the right order. Counting forwards in ones is the same as adding one on each time, and counting backwards in ones is the same as subtracting one each time.

Question 1

Which three numbers are missing from this sequence:

89, ?, 91, 92, 93, 94, ?, ?

89, ?, 91, 92, 93, 94, ?, ?

89, 91, 97

90, 95, 96

90, 59, 69

88, 89, 90

Use a 100 square or write out the numbers to help you

Question 2

What are the next two numbers in this sequence:

97, 98, 99

97, 98, 99

99, 101

100, 110

97, 98

100, 101

If you have a 100 square, it could be useful if you get stuck

Question 3

Which two numbers are missing from this sequence:

109, ?, 107, 106, ?

109, ?, 107, 106, ?

180, 150

109, 108

110, 104

108, 105

Think about whether the numbers are increasing or decreasing

Question 4

What are the next two numbers in this sequence:

23, 22, 21

23, 22, 21

20, 19

25, 24

20, 21

12, 11

Think about which way the numbers are going and use a 100 square if you get stuck

Question 5

What are the next two numbers in this sequence:

27, 28, 29, 30

27, 28, 29, 30

13, 23

32, 23

31, 32

33, 34

Counting up aloud might help you

Question 6

What is the next number in this sequence:

5, 6, 7, 8

5, 6, 7, 8

4

9

10

6

Counting on your fingers might help you!

Question 7

What is wrong with this sequence?

112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 119

112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 119

It is going backwards

It is too short

It is too long

Some numbers are missing

Write out the sequence to help find out what's wrong!

Question 8

Which three numbers should come next?

107, 108, 109

107, 108, 109

1010, 1011, 1012

110, 111, 112

10, 11, 12

106, 105, 104

Look at the last digit of each number

Question 9

Which two numbers are missing from this sequence:

47, ?, 49, ?, 51

47, ?, 49, ?, 51

48, 50

46, 55

56, 57

48, 49

Write the numbers out if you're not sure

Question 10

What is the next number in this sequence:

85, 84, 83, 82

85, 84, 83, 82

88

18

81

86

Don't forget to look at whether the numbers are increasing or decreasing!