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Create a cool maths addition quiz in Numbers – iWork Tutorial

Learn how to create a cool maths quiz using templates in Numbers. This great tutorial will allow you to teach kids basic addition in a fun and cool way.

Numbers Addition Quiz Tutorial - 30-minute beginner's tutorial
Numbers Addition Quiz Tutorial
Maths is usually the subject that generates the least excitement when it comes to education.
Encourage your kids to have fun with sums by creating a quick quiz in Numbers. Numbers provides a great, ready-made template specifically for this purpose. The equations are set up on a template with answer boxes all ready to be printed and filled in. You don’t even need to work the equations out: a completed answer sheet comes alongside the quiz for you to check. In this simple tutorial we’re going to show you how to make the most of the template and how to make it more engaging and fun by adding a few basic design elements.

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Step 1: Template
Open Numbers and select ‘Education’ from the left- hand panel. From the options, double-click on the option ‘Math Quiz’.

Numbers Addition Quiz Tutorial - Step 2

Step 2: Notes
You’ll see two templates side by side and a yellow sticky with some notes which explain how to unlock the spreadsheets and more. Tap the cross to delete.

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Step 3: Adding shapes
Ignoring the Addition Quiz Answer Key on the left, we’re going to add some basic shapes to the quiz. Go to the Shape drop-down menu and select a square.

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Step 4: Masthead
You’re creating a bold masthead to make the quiz more inviting. Give it a bright colour and hold down the Alt key, then select ‘Send to Back’.

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Step 5: Colour fill
Select the grey box that contains the text, open the Graphic Inspector and from the Fill drop-down menu, select None.

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Step 6: Changing type
Select the type, open the Fonts panel and select a font that reflects the nature of this project (we’ve chosen Marker Felt for its fun, friendly feel), then give it a colour.

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Step 7: Sums
To make any changes to the spreadsheets, select them, go to the Arrange menu at the top of the interface and select ‘Unlock’.

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Step 8: Editing
To edit the equations, select the box and type over the existing data. The Answer Key will automatically update itself. Change the colours using the Inspector.

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Step 9: Save and share
When you’re happy, save your quiz by heading up to the ‘Share’ menu and exporting it as a PDF, or print it out by going to File>Print.

Click on the image below to zoom in and view the annotations in detail.

Numbers Addition Quiz Tutorial - Annotated Image