Use this with a small group or a whole class to revise some of the basic skills on the KS2 SATs Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic.
It is designed to be a quiz quick that more able pupils should be able to do in their heads and less able pupils should be able to do in a reasonable amount of time on a whiteboard. The questions are in a fairly random order, although I have often made 3 or 4 consecutive questions follow the same topic so the children get a chance to practise and get into a topic before the next topic comes along. I have also subtly colour-coded the questions so the teacher can instantly see the level of difficulty: 3 shades of blue, with the lightest representing easier questions and the darker shade representing the hardest questions. (This shading is just a rough idea - you may disagree with paritcular questions and want to change the shade! Also note that the shading is relative within the topic: the hardest of the x1000 questions is still much easier than finding 87% of a number!)
This resource could be used so flexibly as a gap-filler e.g. when you’ve got a spare few minutes at the end of the day or before assembly, as a lesson where you can try questions and then discuss mental methods across the class, or as a competitive quiz with teams or individuals, buzzer rounds and speed rounds. It can be saved for year after year too!
There are approx 200 questions covering the following topics:
adding and subtracting TU and TU: 26 + 63 and 53 – 21
adding on a multiple of 10, 100 and 1000: 3852 + 20 and 4284 + 3000
multiplying multiples of 10, 100 and 1000: 30 x 400
dividing multiples of 10, 100 and 1000: 450 ÷ 9
adding and subtracting decimals: 1 – 0.43 and 2 + 0.67
adding and subtracting 99
x ÷ 10 100 1000
x ÷ fractions
% of numbers
fractions of numbers
32 + 10
Answers included on a separate powerpoint. I have checked them but please let me know if you find any errors so I can amend immediately.