11 Plus Forum Maths

Maths is one of the core 11 Plus Subject areas and there is hardly an area in the UK where Maths is not tested.

What we’ve tried to do within the 11 Plus Maths Forum section is draw together the key questions that most parents have.

If we wanted to emphasise the three most points for parents to consider when thinking about 11 Plus Maths preparation they would be:

  • Don’t spend too long on this subject, remember that an exam will contain other topics and even a 100% performance in Maths will not off-set underperformance elsewhere.
  • Don’t move away from core skills work and into testing too quickly- most mistakes are made on the very basic questions.
  • Remember that having absolutely rock solid times tables and four operation skills are essential. These need to be 100% certain. Most mistakes in Maths papers are silly little mistakes and are not caused by a lack of knowledge of the core topics.

There is a lot of useful information in our 11 Plus Forum but there is more in the main site. You can use the main site to understand whether using tutors or preparing at home might be the best option for you, how to reduce 11 plus related stress or you could access our free preparation guides and see what resources we recommend.

11 Plus Maths Forum contents

In the Forum you’ll find answers to the following questions. We want to focus on questions which all parents will find useful, which is why we don’t include very niche questions. If you have a question that you feel lots of other parents might also have then please ask us using the form provided.

When to start Maths preparation

How does Numerical Reasoning differ?

Common preparation mistakes

How Independent 11 Plus tests differ

Maths not good enough to help

 

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