Free Christmas Maths Quiz: Your End of Term Activity Sorted!

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 answer sheet.

Christmas Maths Quiz: 20 Year 5 and Year 6 Festive Reasoning Questions

Question 1

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
Christmas Maths Quiz Reasoning Question 2
Christmas Maths Quiz Reasoning Question 2

Question 2

A bakery makes 737 mince pies. They sell 483 in the morning and the rest after lunch. How many do they sell after lunch?

Question 3

The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in London is 20.54 metres tall. How tall is it in centimetres?

Question 4

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?

Download Free Resources

Key Stage 2 Christmas Maths Quiz

20 Year 5 / Year 6 Maths questions for some festive fun, including answer guide to find out their curriculum topic gaps

Download Free Now!

Question 5

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 – _____

Question 6

Add these fractions together to find what number is hidden in each present:

Fraction addition and presents
Fraction and presents image taken from our elementary Christmas Math Quiz

Question 7

10 mince pies cost £6.90.

10 mince pies

5 mince pies and a candy cane cost £3.76

5 cinnamon rolls and a candy cane

How much does one candy cane cost?

Question 8

Mrs Allen buys 22 boxes of chocolates to give out at Christmas. She spends £110. How much did each box cost?

Question 9

diagram shows some Christmas presents on a balance scale
Question 9 taken from our Christmas Math Quiz

Question 10

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?

Question 11

Work out what two different prime numbers are hidden under each Christmas present to give the answer below.

two different prime numbers hidden under  Christmas presents
Question image taken from our Christmas Math Quiz

Question 12

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?

Question 13

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?

Question 14

Calculate the size of angles a° and b° in star below:

star shape with different angles size
Question image taken from our Christmas Math Quiz

Question 15

On Christmas Eve the temperature is -3°C. If it falls by 9 degrees, what will the new temperature be?

Question 16

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:

analogue watch shows at ten to 6 in the evening

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?

Question 17

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?

Question 18

Christmas presents used as numbers to calculate their total cost
Question 18 of our KS2 Christmas Maths Quiz

Question 19

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?

Question 20

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?

tsl slide ratio proportion visual (with logo)
A recipe ratio slide from a Third Space Learning online lesson

We hope you enjoyed these Christmas Maths Quiz questions, you can download the full resource for free, here

Here’s our complete list of topical maths investigations for year 5 and year 6.

Autumn Term maths investigations year 6 and year 5

Spring Term maths investigations year 6 and year 5

Summer term maths investigations year 6 and year 5

And if that’s not enough we’ve even got maths activities for Year 5 and Year 6 for events you’re likely to celebrate in primary school but don’t come round every year… 

Looking for more fun maths activities? Here are 19 fun end of term maths activities, some great back to school maths activities and our favourite fun maths lessons.

If you want to send your pupils home with something to do in the holidays they won’t run out of ideas with these fun maths games for kids to do at home.

Third Space Learning Upsell Section


Every week Third Space Learning’s maths specialist tutors support thousands of students across hundreds of schools with weekly primary school tuition designed to plug gaps and boost progress.


Since 2013 these personalised one to one lessons have helped over 150,000 primary and secondary students become more confident, able mathematicians.


Learn about the emphasis on building a positive maths mindset or request a personalised quote for your school to speak to us about your school’s needs and how we can help.


FREE 12 Maths Club Activities for Primary Schools (Years 1 to 6)

A collection of games and activities to make maths enjoyable in a primary school maths club!

Minimal resources are needed for each activity.

Download free