The best, free way to celebrate the festive season is with our KS2 Christmas Maths Quiz. It’s based on real assessment questions for Year 5 and Year 6, covering a range of topics and Christmas Maths activities suitable for upper KS2 Maths. All with an extra sprinkle of holiday cheer!
Who doesn’t love Christmas cakes and presents mixed with real life worded Maths problems? We’re pretty sure your Key Stage 2 class will!
This Christmas Maths Quiz is a great way to keep your KS2 pupils’ brains active, engaged and reasoning all the way up to the very end of term.
Your Maths Christmas Quiz questions follow but to make the most of this Christmas quiz with your pupils in class, we recommend you download the free Christmas maths quiz worksheet and answers.
Christmas Maths Quiz: 20 Year 5 and Year 6 Festive Reasoning Questions
This table shows average number of number of turkeys bought at 5 different supermarkets. Which supermarket sells the lowest number of turkeys?
• Tesco sells 890,501
• Sainsbury’s sells 809,550
• Aldi sells 1 368,250
• Lidl sells 809,000
A bakery makes 737 mince pies. They sell 483 in the morning and the rest after lunch. How many do they sell after lunch?
The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in London is 20.54 metres tall. How tall is it in centimetres?
This table shows the number of christmas cards sent in 5 towns in Lancashire.
Preston – 37 548
Blackpool – 65 570
Burnley – 18 996
Lancaster – 48 018
Blackburn – 54 253
What is the combined total of the two towns which sent the most?
We've made an easy to use worksheet version of the KS2 Christmas Maths Quiz so download it here - also includes answers!
In the town of Chorley, they sent 12 130 fewer Christmas cards than in Blackpool. Complete the table to show how many they sent in Chorley.
• Preston – 37 548
• Blackpool – 65 570
• Burnley – 18 996
• Lancaster – 48 018
• Blackburn – 54 253
Chorley – _____
Add these fractions together to find what number is hidden in each present:
10 mince pies cost £6.90.
5 mince pies and a candy cane cost £3.76
How much does one candy cane cost?
Mrs Allen buys 22 boxes of chocolates to give out at Christmas. She spends £110. How much did each box cost?
In the Boxing Day sales a Lego set has been reduced by 25%. It now costs £36.45. What was the original price of the Lego set?
Work out what two different prime numbers are hidden under each Christmas present to give the answer below.
A Christmas Present delivery service charges £8.25 to deliver parcels weighing up to 15kg then 45p for every 500g over that weight. How much would it cost to deliver a parcel weighing 20kg?
In the UK in 2015 last year we used 8 million Christmas trees. The year before, we used ten thousand fewer trees. How many did we use in 2014?
Calculate the size of angles a° and b° in star below:
On Christmas Eve the temperature is -3°C. If it falls by 9 degrees, what will the new temperature be?
Ali is so excited on Christmas Eve that he goes to bed at ten to 6 in the evening. His analogue watch shows this time:
His older sister, Sarah, goes to bed an hour and 6 minutes later. She has a digital watch that shows the time using the 24 hour clock. What time does her watch show when she goes to bed?
Cara and her Mum are travelling to visit her Grandparents on Christmas eve from Manchester. They live 387.8km away in Exeter. They drive for 215.92km then they stop to get a sandwich.
After another 72.04km they have to stop to buy a last minute Christmas present for Grandad. How far do they have left before they get to Cara’s Grandparents?
A factory needs to make 70 632 Christmas crackers for next day delivery. The morning workers make 26 935 bags and the afternoon workers make 27 308; how many Christmas crackers will the night-time workers need to make?
This is a recipe for making a Christmas chocolate cakes. It makes enough for 8 cakes.
• 400g Light brown sugar
• 400g plain flour
• 8 teaspoons cinnamon
• 4 tablespoons warm water
Sophie uses 1.2kg plain flour to make a giant pudding for everyone in her family. How many cakes does she make? How much sugar would she need to make 6 cakes?
We hope you enjoyed these Christmas Maths Quiz questions, you can download the full resource for free, here.