11 Plus Maths Exam – Year 3

Year 3 Recommended resources and guide

Please download our FREE 11 Plus Maths Year 3 preparation guide which gives detailed instructions on how to structure a preparation programme at home. The recommended resources have been selected to compliment the free year 3 preparation guide.

Structured Courses or Books

Traditionally parents have only been able to use books at home but now with the advent of structured courses there is another option that is proving very useful. Structured courses come in a number of forms but the best of these removes the whole problem of which books to buy and the order in which to do them in away from parents.

We now give recommendations for both structured courses and books.

Structured Courses

The courses we recommend are produced by Learning Street. For year three they produce a number of Maths Courses and they produce combined courses featuring Maths and English. As children have a huge variation in performance at this age due to differences in age and maturity we suggest you use their Course Finder feature which will help you look at the courses which will be most suitable for your child.

We recommend these structured courses because they make working at home so much easier and they are also likely to be cheaper than buying a series of books.

Preparation Using Books

Remember to download the free preparation guide for year three Maths before buying the books we recommend from the list below.

We have produced the preparation guide and the recommended books list to help parents find their way through the hundreds of books available and select those which are going to have the right sort of impact for their child. We hope you find the advice useful.

Developing core skills within the KS2 syllabus

Where children are less confident or a little behind start with,

CGP – KS1 Maths Targeted Study and Question Book – Year 2


CGP – KS2 Maths Text Book – Year 3


CGP – KS2 Maths Workout – Year 3

Focus on Times Tables

Do as much tables work as possible.

Schofield and Sims – Times Tables Tests Book 2 KS2

(ANSWERS) Schofield and Sims – Times Tables Tests answer book 2 KS2

Mental Maths

This book is more than sufficient for year 3

Schofield and Sims – Mental Arithmetic Book 1

Schofield and Sims – Mental Arithmetic Book 1 (answers)

Worded Maths Problems

Heinemann Maths Plus – Word Problems Book 3

Heinemann Maths Plus – Word Problems – Teachers Edition (answers)


Schofield and Sims – Problem Solving Book 1