What was the Starting Number? KS2 Reasoning Test Practice

These questions have been taken from the KS2 Reasoning paper to help your children practise specific question types.

National Curriculum Objective
Mathematics Year 3: (3C4) Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction

Mathematics Year 5: (5C8a) Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign

Mathematics Year 6: (6C8) Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Differentiation:

Beginner Working backwards through 2-step problems. Use the inverse of addition or subtraction and the given answer to find the starting number, which is less than 10. Aimed at Year 3 Developing.

Easy Working backwards through 2-step problems.​ Use the inverse of addition or subtraction and the given answer to find the starting number, which is less than 20. Aimed at Year 3 Secure/Year 5 Emerging.

Tricky Working backwards through 3-step problems. Use the inverse of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division and the given answer to find the starting number, which is less than 50. Aimed at Year 3 Mastery/Year 5 Developing.

Expert Working backwards through 3-step problems. Use the inverse of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division and the given answer to find the starting number, which is less than 100. Aimed at Year 5 Secure/Year 6 Emerging.

Brainbox Working backwards through 4-step problems. Use the inverse of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division and the given answer to find the starting number, which is less than 100. Aimed at Year 5 Mastery/Year 6 Developing.

Genius Working backwards through 3-step problems. Use the inverse of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division and the given answer to find the starting number, which is less than 200. Aimed at Year 6 Secure.​

Worksheets include answers.

What was the Starting Number? - KS2 Reasoning Test Practice - Beginner (Worksheet)

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What was the Starting Number? - KS2 Reasoning Test Practice - Easy (Worksheet)

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What was the Starting Number? - KS2 Reasoning Test Practice - Tricky (Worksheet)

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What was the Starting Number? - KS2 Reasoning Test Practice - Expert (Worksheet)

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What was the Starting Number? - KS2 Reasoning Test Practice - Brainbox (Worksheet)

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What was the Starting Number? - KS2 Reasoning Test Practice - Genius (Worksheet)

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