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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:54 pm 
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Hi

My son is due to sit the Bucks 11+ this year but his maths is weak. Does anyone one know roughly how many questions out of the 80 are maths-based?

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MelW


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:11 pm 
Very few are what I would call 'maths' - look on the DEMO CD on this site as it has examples of all the 21 types used.

If he is much below level 4 it will be difficult for a Grammar school to support him - at least 80% will have level 5 in Maths


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:22 pm 
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Thanks for that. He is at an independent school so I have no idea what level he may be up to! They say his maths is weak so that is all I have to go on.

MelW


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Or get the IPS VR Method and technique Guide.

They are what I would call Logical Maths.

Expect quite a few over the 2 Papers.... You have a long way to go yet.

Your child will be fine..

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Darren


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:33 am 
It is more about basic arithmetic - fluency in tables up to 12 is needed to look for patterns.

There are no fractions or percentages or algebra or what I would call 'real Maths'


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Hi

For sequences the stuent needs to know the following

Standard numerical sequences

2 4 6 8 10 ?

24 22 20 18 16 ?

Alternating sequences were there are 2 sequences

2 3 4 6 6 9 ?

Square number sequences

1 4 9 16 25 ?

Multiplication sequences

2 4 8 16 32 ?

Multiplication sequences x1 x2 x3

2 2 4 12 48 ?

Fibonacci sequences were the sum of the previous two numbers gives the next number

1 1 2 3 5 8 ?

Hope this helps

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Mike


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Hi

The Demo CD you need to look at is for verbal reasoning CD1 not the Maths CD.

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Mike


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Dear Mel W

A copy and paste of my thoughts on the 'MATHS'.....

In addition, there are 4 types of maths questions, they are not rocket science, BUT require an ability to quickly recall the 4 maths operations i.e. adding, subtraction, multiplying and dividing. The quicker the child can recall, the more time can be spent on codes [easy marks, but time consuming] Basically if you ask for 8 x 7 you want the answer 56, now not in 10 seconds time, once they know their times tables inside out and back to front [ up to 12 x] then division becomes easy. Adding and subtraction should be practiced using numbers under 150….try making up games, giving quick fire questions in the car, out for walks etc.

Patricia


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