KS2 Maths (Working Backwards)

SATs preparation for 2018. These topic-focused SATs questions have fully-worked solutions suitable for whiteboard display or sending home to parents.
Click 👉 tes.com/…/sats-revision… for similar-style question compilations on the other SATs topics.<hr>This particular compilation is from the NUMBER/ALGEBRA strands and contains questions in which students are given the final answer and have to work backwards to obtain the starting number.<hr>I have designed this compilation to be printed as an A4 or A5 booklet which is in the style of the actual SATs papers and is convenient for use in class or as homework. It can even be given to individual students if a parent is asking for ‘some more work’!


  • I have provided full answers, with comments and working where helpful.
  • I have maintained the style of the actual SATs questions so that students can become comfortable with the way that SATs questions are presented.
  • Most of the questions are from actual SATs papers, but I have also added questions so that this resource matches the requirements the current curriculum better than the older resources that are still in common use (note that many of the older resources of this type contain questions on topics which are no longer examined).
  • I have spent a lot of time arranging the questions so that there is a general increase in difficulty as students work through them, and so that they fit on the pages better – this means less wasted space and significant paper-saving when printing 😃
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Created: Apr 24, 2018

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