# Number questions on the KS2 Maths Reasoning Papers

Focus this week: Number questions on the KS2 Maths Reasoning Papers

Questions about number form an important part of the KS2 Reasoning Papers, with varying degrees of difficulty. There are always one or two questions taken from both the Year 4 and Year 5 Programme of Study, which should be easy marks to pick up. There are also several from the Year 6 Programme which require a good understanding of large numbers.

The questions tend to fall into several categories, which come up frequently. These are:

1. More than/less than
Fairly straightforward, usually involving thousands, with questions such as:
What number is 1,000 less than 9,072?

2. Number sequences

These are very popular and vary in difficulty from:

Write the missing numbers
? 42 49 ? 63 ?

to using larger numbers:

The numbers in this sequence decrease by the same amount each time:
303,604 302,604 301,604 300,604

3. Place value

Questions usually involve numbers in the millions, such as:

3,576,219 Which digit is in the ten thousands place?

4. Rounding

Always a popular topic, coming up every year. One of the favourites is to ask for a number to be rounded to the nearest 10,000. For example:

Round 39,476 to the nearest 10,000, 1,000 and 100.

5. Negative numbers

Often in the form of a chart of temperatures, involving answering questions such as:

How many degrees colder was Paris (-4 degrees centigrade) than Rome (3 degrees centigrade)

Our Booster pages cover all the above topics, giving children plenty of practice with very similar questions and in a similar format to those found in the tests. They are ideal for giving confidence and boosting results when faced with the Reasoning SAT Papers.

Go to KS2 Maths SATs Booster: Reasoning