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?
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.