CEM 11 Plus Numerical Reasoning Exam Preparation Year 5

List of schools/areas this advice applies to is at the bottom of the page.

Skills development and exam preparation – Year 5

Please download our FREE 11 Plus CEM Numerical Reasoning exam preparation guide which gives detailed explanations of how to structure a preparation programme at home.

We have reviewed all the materials we recommend as being suitable for this exam.

Step One (see guide) – Core Skills assessment (download here)

We suggest everyone does this FREE Core Skills assessment. Too often ‘silly’ mistakes in tests can be traced back to a weakness in times tables or four operations. Doing the assessment will help you understand the scale of any potential problems.

Step Two (see guide) – Maths skills development phase

Mental Maths 

Use the following books.           

Schofield and Sims – Mental Arithmetic Book 3

Schofield and Sims – Mental Arithmetic Book 3 (answers)

Schofield and Sims – Mental Arithmetic Book 4

Schofield and Sims – Mental Arithmetic Book 4 (answers)

Maths Problem Solving 

Use the following books.

Heinemann – Maths Word Problems Book 4   and answers

Heinemann – Maths Word Problems Book 5  and answers

 

Maths Skills Development 

Use some of the following books.

EITHER   

CGP – Maths Study Book and Parent Guide

OR           

Peter Robson – Maths Practice and Revision Books book 1 and book 2 only

(If choosing the Peter Robson option also buy the answer book which covers books 1-5)

IPS – Maths Daily Practice Papers – Dual Format

Step Three (see guide) – Exam skills development and practice papers

Use some of the following books.

GL Assessment –  Maths Multiple Choice Pack 1

GL Assessment  – Maths Multiple Choice Pack 2

Bond – 11 Plus Maths Test Papers Multiple Choice Pack 1

Bond – 11 Plus Maths Test Papers Multiple Choice Pack 2

IPS – Mathematics Practice Papers – Dual Format

 

Schools/areas this advice applies to

Berkshire Slough – all schools

Birmingham – all schools

Gloucestershire – all schools

London Bexley – all schools

London Enfield – all schools

Warwickshire East – all schools

Warwickshire South – all schools

Wolverhampton, Shropshire, Walsall – all schools

Yorkshire Kirklees – all schools

Reading Grammar School – Berkshire Reading

Chelmsford County High School for Girls – Essex

Sale Grammar School – Greater Manchester

Henrietta Barnett School – London Barnet