Year 1 Problems

1. Ebony has 5p and Daniel has 8p. How much do they have altogether?

2. A lolly costs 6p. Amrit paid with a 10p coin. How much change does he get?

3. Michael says that 16 + 5 = 21. Is he correct?

4. I think of a number. I subtract 5. The answer is 4. What was my number?

5. How many gloves are there altogether in 6 pairs of gloves?

6. Twelve people are split into two groups. How any are in each group?

7. Mrs Morton puts five 5p coins into her purse. How much is in her purse altogether?
Year 2 Problems

1. Dylan has 37 coloured pencils and he buys 30 more. How many does he have now?

2. Janie has 40 beads. She loses 25 of them. How many does she have left?

3. What is the difference between seventy six and thirty five?

4. I think of a number. I subtract 5. The answer is 4. What was my number?

5. Last week Ellie got £1.00 pocket money. She spent half of it. How much has she got left?

6. A tub contains 24 coins. Saj takes 5 coins. Joss takes 10 coins. How many coins are left in the tub?

7. Amelia writes the calculation below as a multiplication calculation? What might she write? 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 15

8. Mr Siddique shares £18 equally between his three sons. How much does each son get?

9. CharlotteMay had to find a 14 of a number. Her answer was 4. What number did she start with?

10. Danny cuts his pizza into 8 equal slices. He eats 34 of the pizza and gives the rest to his dog, Gruff. How many
Year 3 Problems

1. There are 334 children at Springfield School and 75 at Holy Trinity Nursery. How many children are there altogether?

2. Gemma collected 293 badges but she gave 45 of them to her friend, Rebecca. How many badges did she have left?

3. Aiden has seven marbles and Harvey has fifteen. They decide to share them equally between them. How many do they get each?

4. Seven people each put five pens into a pot. Carmen then takes out fifteen pens. How many pens are left?

5. If you spend 61p at the corner shop, how much change do you get from £1.00?

6. If five apples cost fifty pence, how much would two apples cost?

7. Emma buys seven markers for 30p each. How much change does she get from £3.00?

8. A bookcase in the library holds 5 shelves with 46 books on each shelf. How many books are there in the bookcase altogether?

9. How many 5p stickers can Alexis buy with his 55p pocket money?

10. Which is the larger amount, one third of £60 or one quarter of £88?

11. A computer game is £24 in the sale. This is one quarter off its original price. How much did it cost before the sale?
Year 4 Problems

1. Martin has saved £6.78 and spends £4.69. How much does he have left?

2. Sally has 40 football cards. She gives 25 of them away. How many does she give away?

3. Sally has 30 football cards. She gives 25 of them to her friend. How many does she have left?

4. 8 children each download 59 songs to play on their iPod. How many songs do they have altogether?

5. Calculate how many fives there are in 85?

6. At the dressmakers, Debbie buys buttons weighing 3 grams each. If she has 81 grams of buttons, how many buttons does she buy?

7. Kelly buys four fifths of the shop’s oranges. If the shop had 20 oranges, how many does she have?
Year 5 Problems

1. Every day for 4 days Helen scored 7.5 in a test. On the fifth day she scored 8. What was her total score?

2. I cut 60 cm from 3.3m of string and shared the rest between 3 friends. How much string did they get each?

3. How many jugs with a capacity of 250ml could you fill with 10 litres of water?

4. All the children in the school are going on a residential trip to the outdoor activity centre. They will be divided into 6 equal groups If there are 246 children in the school how many will be in each group?

5. Robert calculated 25% of 600. What answer does he get?

6. Sam calculated 40% of 120. What answer does he get?

7. Rita worked out that 16 of a number was 12. What was the number she started with?
Year 6 Problems

1. Three quarters of a number is 54. What is the number?

2. Which is more; 59 of 252 or 47 of 238?

3. There are 36 packets of biscuits. One half are chocolate, a ninth are digestive and a third are wafer biscuits. The rest are ginger nuts. How many biscuits are ginger nuts?

4. There is 20% off in a sale. How much would a track suit cost, if the normal price was £44.50?

5. There is 20% off in a sale. The reduced price of the jeans is £36. What was the original price?

6. At a dance there are 4 girls to every 3 boys. There are 63 children altogether? How many girls are there?

7. Seven in every nine packets of crisps in a box are salt and vinegar. The rest are plain. There are 63 packets of salt and vinegar crisps. How many packets of plain crisps are there?
