The Maths course has been carefully and professionally designed by experience teachers who understand exactly what children struggle with when they start 11+ tuition.
An initial focus on the core numeracy skills is essential before teaching the more difficult concepts tested in the 11plus. The course is based upon concepts within the National Curriculum up to and including level 5.
Some of the problems set will involve manipulation and application of these concepts in what may be unfamiliar situations, thereby testing pupils’ problem solving abilities.
Timestables up to 12×12*mental and written methods for all four operations (x – / +)
Fractions (equvialent; finding fractions of a number; fraction word problems; ordering fractions; mixed and top heavy fractions; adding, substracting, multiplying and dividing fractions)
Decimals (ordering decimals; multiplying and dividing decimals, word problems)
Relationships between numbers (inversion of addition, subtraction, and inversion of multiplication and division)
Multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.
Rounding whole numbers and decimals.
Types of number: primes, factors, multiples, squares.
Numerical patterns and sequences
Simple algebra including formulae in words and finding unknown values by logical deduction.
Shape, Space and Measure
2D and 3D shapes (properties, identifying and nets)
Area and perimeter of regular and compound shapes
Line and rotational symmetry
Measurement (reading scales; converting measurements into different units and word problems involving measurement)
Angles (degrees in a circle, square or triangle and find the missing angle)
Co-ordinates (from a standard graph to a cross-shaped graph that has scales ranging from positive to negative)