**Are you looking for a way to help your child excel in their Year 1 math?**

Studies reveal that a child’s confidence and academic achievement can be greatly enhanced by early mastery of basic mathematical skills. Additionally, studies show that kids who do well in math from a young age are more likely to score higher on standardised examinations and have stronger problem-solving abilities.

Whether you’re a parent eager to support your child’s learning journey or just curious about what Year 1 maths demands, we’ve got you covered!

**In this blog, we’ll share 63 engaging Year 1 maths questions with answers, covering key topics like addition, subtraction, and geometry. These fun, informative questions are designed to make maths accessible for your little ones.**

## Number and Place Value

Understanding numbers and their values is foundational for maths learning. Here are some questions to help your child practice these essential skills:

**What is the next number after 8?**a) 7

b) 9

c) 10**Which number is smaller: 3 or 5?**a) 3

b) 5

c) 7

**Count the number of apples: 🍏🍏🍏🍏**a) 3

b) 4

c) 5

**What is the value of the digit ‘5’ in 15?**a) 5

b) 10

c) 15

**Which number comes before 12?**a) 11

b) 13

c) 10

**Identify the largest number: 2, 7, 5**a) 2

b) 5

c) 7

**How many tens are in the number 20?**a) 1

b) 2

c) 3

## Addition

Addition is one of the first arithmetic skills children learn. Here are some simple addition questions:

**What is 2 + 3?**a) 4

b) 5

c) 6

**Add 1 to 7. What do you get?**a) 6

b) 7

c) 8

**Find the sum: 5 + 4**a) 8

b) 9

c) 10

**What is 3 more than 6?**a) 9

b) 8

c) 7

**If you have 2 oranges and get 3 more, how many oranges do you have in total?**a) 4

b) 5

c) 6

**What is 10 + 0?**a) 0

b) 10

c) 20

**Add these numbers: 4 + 1**a) 4

b) 5

c) 6

## Subtraction

Subtraction helps in understanding the concept of taking away. Here are some basic subtraction questions:

**What is 5 – 2?**a) 2

b) 3

c) 4**Subtract 1 from 9.**a) 7

b) 8

c) 9

**Find the difference: 7 – 3**a) 4

b) 5

c) 6

**What is 10 less 4?**a) 5

b) 6

c) 7

**You have 6 candies and eat 2. How many are left?**a) 2

b) 4

c) 5

**What is 8 – 5?**a) 3

b) 4

c) 5

**Subtract 3 from 3.**a) 0

b) 1

c) 2

## Multiplication

Multiplication introduces children to repeated addition. Here are some simple multiplication questions:

**What is 2 x 1?**a) 1

b) 2

c) 3

**Multiply 3 by 2.**a) 5

b) 6

c) 7

**What is 1 x 5?**a) 4

b) 5

c) 6

**How much is 2 x 2?**a) 2

b) 3

c) 4

**Multiply 0 by 3.**a) 0

b) 3

c) 6

**What is 4 x 1?**a) 3

b) 4

c) 5

**Multiply 2 by 3.**a) 5

b) 6

c) 7

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## Division

Division is about sharing or grouping numbers. Here are some basic division questions:

**What is 6 divided by 2?**a) 2

b) 3

c) 4

**Divide 4 by 1.**a) 3

b) 4

c) 5

**What is 9 divided by 3?**a) 2

b) 3

c) 4

**How much is 10 divided by 2?**a) 4

b) 5

c) 6

**Divide 8 by 4.**a) 1

b) 2

c) 3

**What is 5 divided by 5?**a) 1

b) 2

c) 3

**Divide 3 by 1.**a) 2

b) 3

c) 4

## Fractions

Fractions represent parts of a whole. Here are some introductory fraction questions:

**What fraction of the shape is shaded if half is shaded?**a) 1/2

b) 1/3

c) 1/4

**Which is smaller: 1/2 or 1/4?**a) 1/2

b) 1/4

c) They are the same

**If you eat 1 out of 4 pieces of cake, what fraction is left?**a) 3/4

b) 1/2

c) 1/4

**What fraction represents one-third?**a) 1/3

b) 1/2

c) 1/4

**Which is larger: 1/4 or 1/3?**a) 1/4

b) 1/3

c) They are the same

**What fraction of the shape is shaded if three out of four parts are shaded?**a) 1/4

b) 1/2

c) 3/4

**What is half of 8?**a) 2

b) 4

c) 6

## Measurement

Measurement questions help children understand length, weight, and capacity. Here are some measurement questions:

**Which is longer: a pencil or a ruler?**a) Pencil

b) Ruler

c) They are the same length**Which is heavier: a feather or a book?**a) Feather

b) Book

c) They weigh the same

**What unit would you use to measure water?**a) Kilogram

b) Litre

c) Centimetre

**How many centimetres are in a metre?**a) 10

b) 100

c) 1000

**Which is shorter: 5 cm or 10 cm?**a) 5 cm

b) 10 cm

c) They are the same length

**What is the weight of an apple likely to be?**a) 1 gram

b) 100 grams

c) 1 kilogram

**What would you use to measure the height of a door?**a) Metre

b) Litre

c) Kilogram

## Properties of Shape (Geometry)

Understanding shapes and their properties is an essential part of Year 1 maths. Here are some questions to help your child recognise and describe basic shapes:

**Which shape has four equal sides?**

a) Circle

b) Square

c) Triangle

**What shape is round with no corners?**

a) Rectangle

b) Triangle

c) Circle

**How many corners does a triangle have?**

a) 2

b) 3

c) 4

**Which shape looks like a door?**

a) Circle

b) Square

c) Rectangle

**Which shape has no straight sides?**

a) Square

b) Triangle

c) Circle

**How many sides does a rectangle have?**

a) 3

b) 4

c) 5

**Which shape has four sides, but only two sides are the same length?**

a) Rectangle

b) Triangle

c) Circle

## Position and Direction (Geometry)

Understanding position and direction is essential in Year 1 maths for grasping spatial relationships and movements. Here are some maths-focused questions suitable for young learners:

**What shape do you make if you move 2 steps forward and 1 step to the right?**

a) Line

b) L-shape

c) Circle

**Which direction do you face after turning right twice?**a) Forward

b) Backward

c) Left

**If a shape is moved 3 spaces to the left, which way did it move?**

a) Right

b) Left

c) Up

**Count the steps: Start at 0 and move forward 4 steps. What number do you land on?**

a) 2

b) 3

c) 4

**What happens if you turn a square sideways?**

a) It stays the same

b) It turns into a circle

c) It disappears

**Which direction is opposite to right?**a) Up

b) Down

c) Left

**If you move 2 steps to the right and 2 steps up, what is the direction of the line you make?**

a) Vertical

b) Horizontal

c) Diagonal

## Answer Key

**Number and Place Value**

**b) 9***The number that comes immediately after 8 is 9.***a) 3***3 is smaller than 5.***b) 4***There are four apples.***a) 5***In the number 15, the digit ‘5’ represents 5 units.***a) 11***The number immediately before 12 is 11.***c) 7***7 is the largest number among 2, 5, and 7.***b) 2***The number 20 has two tens.*

**Addition**

**b) 5***2 plus 3 equals 5.***c) 8***7 plus 1 equals 8.***b) 9***5 plus 4 equals 9.***a) 9***6 plus 3 equals 9.***b) 5***2 oranges plus 3 oranges equals 5 oranges.***b) 10***10 plus 0 equals 10.***b) 5***4 plus 1 equals 5.*

**Subtraction**

**b) 3***5 minus 2 equals 3.***b) 8***9 minus 1 equals 8.***a) 4***7 minus 3 equals 4.***b) 6***10 minus 4 equals 6.***b) 4***6 minus 2 equals 4.***a) 3***8 minus 5 equals 3.***a) 0***3 minus 3 equals 0.*

**Multiplication**

**b) 2***2 times 1 equals 2.***b) 6***3 times 2 equals 6.***b) 5***1 times 5 equals 5.***c) 4***2 times 2 equals 4.***a) 0***0 times 3 equals 0.***b) 4***4 times 1 equals 4.***b) 6***2 times 3 equals 6.*

**Division**

**b) 3***6 divided by 2 equals 3.***b) 4***4 divided by 1 equals 4.***b) 3***9 divided by 3 equals 3.***b) 5***10 divided by 2 equals 5.***b) 2***8 divided by 4 equals 2.***a) 1***5 divided by 5 equals 1.***b) 3***3 divided by 1 equals 3.*

**Fractions**

**a) 1/2***If half of a shape is shaded, it represents 1/2.***b) 1/4***1/4 is smaller than 1/2.***a) 3/4***3 out of 4 pieces are left, which is 3/4.***a) 1/3***One-third is represented as 1/3.***b) 1/3***1/3 is larger than 1/4.***c) 3/4***Three out of four shaded parts represent 3/4.***b) 4***Half of 8 is 4.*

**Measurement**

**b) Ruler***A ruler is longer than a pencil.***b) Book***A book is heavier than a feather.***b) Litre***Water is measured in litres.***b) 100***There are 100 centimetres in a metre.***a) 5 cm***5 cm is shorter than 10 cm.***b) 100 grams***An apple typically weighs around 100 grams.***a) Metre***The height of a door is usually measured in metres.*

**Properties of Shape (Geometry)**

**b) Square***A square has four equal sides.***c) Circle***A circle is round with no corners.***b) 3***A triangle has 3 corners.***c) Rectangle***A rectangle looks like a door.***c) Circle***A circle has no straight sides.***b) 4***A rectangle has four sides.***a) Rectangle***A rectangle has four sides, but only two sides are the same length.*

**Position and Direction (Geometry)**

**b) L-shape***Moving 2 steps forward and 1 step to the right makes an L-shape.***b) Backward***Turning right twice means you end up facing backward.***b) Left***Moving 3 spaces to the left means moving left.***c) 4***Starting at 0 and moving forward 4 steps lands you on 4.***a) It stays the same***Turning a square sideways doesn’t change its shape.***c) Left***The opposite of right is left.***c) Diagonal***Moving 2 steps to the right and 2 steps up creates a diagonal line.*

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