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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:09 pm 
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Bens father was 33 when Ben was born. 8 years ago Bens father was twice as old as Ben is now. How old is Ben?

How do I explain this to a 10 year old, assuming he is not ready for simultaneous equations?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:32 pm 
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https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum ... &view=next

Also, worth mentioning to your child that if he comes across something so complex and time-consuming in exam, consider missing the question and coming back to it later if he has the time. Some marks are much easier to obtain than others.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:40 pm 
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Thanks for the link, DS seems determined to half the answer after deducting the 8 so ends up with 12.5!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:48 pm 
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I totally agree re certain question types being best left. When his sister sat her 11 plus a few years ago she could not do type 15 VR,the logic questions, so was instructed to immediately mark C and move on!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:59 pm 
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It's a good thing that you're attempting questions like this at this early stage. We were doing questions like this in the 2 months before - dd was struggling and we didn't have the luxury of spending time on these. The positive think is she passed despite struggling with questions like this.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:16 pm 
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Yes, we do have 13 months to go as only aiming at local indi not grammar level, but I wasn't expecting this in a level 4 sats maths book.


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