# 11+ Maths tuition

## 11+ Home Maths Tuition

The 11 Plus maths tests cover a huge range of topics which your child will have been taught throughout Key Stage 2, but at an advanced level.
Whilst the content of the tests will vary hugely depending on your county/catchment area, there are a number of key areas which the tests will cover

## 11+ Maths exam tips

Although you may not finish the test, the best strategy is to answer as many questions as you can in the time available.
• Before deciding upon your final answer, you may be able to rule out one or two of the multiple choice questions as incorrect.
• Read each question and review each chart very carefully – taking one chart and its associated questions at a time. Only start looking at the answer options once you have done this.
• Ensure that you are aware of the units of measurement that each question is referring to.
• Each question is worth the same so don’t spend too long on a single question. Remember that you may find subsequent questions easier to answer and that if there is time at the end of the test you can return to any unfinished questions.
• Work efficiently, but do not rush. Although you may not finish the test, the best strategy is to answer as many questions as you can in the time available.
• Remember to only use the information that is provided in the charts and not any of your own background knowledge.
• Round up any decimal points and any pence (whilst taking account of any specific instructions provided).

#### MentalArithmetic

Mental calculation comprises arithmetical calculations using only the human brain, with no help from a calculator

#### Short Maths

Short Maths means using an algorithm (e.g. we can use the column addition algorithm to do this sum: 4.31 – 2.92 = 1.39)

#### Long Maths

This brings in a ‘problem solving’ element to a short Maths question (e.g. Robert had £4.31 in his pocket..)

#### Numeric Reasoning

Just normal Maths with more of an emphasis on ‘reasoning style’ questions within Maths, key for the 11+ exam