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 Post subject: Fast track tutoring
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:34 am 
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My son is going to be missing Saturday at school from September to pursue his music but he already struggles with maths. I have never helped him in this area so over the summer I would like to give him some work everyday (including mental maths) so that he can cover most of the Year 6/7 curriculum so the missing of lessons will have minimal impact.

I'm looking for a book that can cover the Year 6/7 curriculum and will include worksheets, how to teach DC's topics etc. Or has anyone ever devised a scheme themselves for their child?

I don't expect to cover everything in the eight weeks off school.


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 Post subject: Re: Fast track tutoring
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:38 am 
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I posted on a similar thread recently (sorry, I'm so rubbish at IT that I can't post a link!) but you could do worse than teach him the foundation level gcse maths. Its not quite so boring as key stage 3 maths and is essentially the same. You can use the books sold by Smiths or Amazon and you could even let him sit the exam at some point if it would provide an extra incentive.


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 Post subject: Re: Fast track tutoring
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:42 am 
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Hi WFG....My son really enjoys extra maths and I've bought him the Bond 11 plus maths test/ workbooks which go up to age 13.


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 Post subject: Re: Fast track tutoring
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:52 am 
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Agree with magwich and particularly the smiths 'challenge maths 12-13' and 'quick revision series' the latter year 6 book has 21 tests for k s 2 maths, good practice to compound what they have learnt in k s 2. Also one for 11 -14 which is fab reference book.Reasonably priced often on 3 for 2 .


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 Post subject: Re: Fast track tutoring
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:21 pm 
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Thanks for the replies, I'll have a look into these suggestions. Can anyone recommend any websites?


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 Post subject: Re: Fast track tutoring
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:23 pm 
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we found CIMT ( university of Portsmouth) quite good


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 Post subject: Re: Fast track tutoring
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:00 pm 
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WFG - my advice to you would be to let him have his summer holidays. They are there for a reason, it's good to let them have time off. There's plenty of time to add value during the terms, he will be fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Fast track tutoring
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:27 am 
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Looking for help wrote:
WFG - my advice to you would be to let him have his summer holidays. They are there for a reason, it's good to let them have time off. There's plenty of time to add value during the terms, he will be fine.


Hi LFH, there is no time at all during term time to catch up if you knew his timetable. :( Anyway I am only talking about up to one hour per day first thing in the morning. :) I should add that this is not tutoring for the 11+ but to make sure he does not fall behind.


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 Post subject: Re: Fast track tutoring
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:30 am 
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My son has CGP Key stage 3 Maths, Revision Guide and Workbook. They are quite easy to follow and child friendly. They cover ages 11-14.

Sorry if someone has already mentioned these.


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