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 Post subject: CEM TYPE NVR Questions
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:26 pm 
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Since my 11+ journey is coming to an end -only dc Quintus remains to sit the test this summer- yay! :D And a fair few dps are new to CEM NVR: this may be of help. :idea:

From the various regional specimen papers which are sent out to dp on registration for the 11+ test, we can gather that dc encounter the following types: click on the blue font.

* Flip and rotate questions

* Matrices & movement sequences: addition, rotate, transpose or overlay

* Analogies and similarities type questions

And also, rotating 3d blocks– can’t find specimen questions provided to me for 2008 entry (B’ham) atm. Will upload if I do.


Enclosed below is a resource (3d rotating cubes) that I designed a while back using ds1's Bedlam cube :lol: and while it’s not professional, it’s been useful for my dc and pupils in that, rotating 3d q's are hard to find!

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Feel free to use and also, if you make up your own- please share!

DIY Mum


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:47 pm 
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Thanks DIYMum. Your posts have always been a great source for me :D but I am glad it is over for me (for now). Those sheets you produced are great !

Just to add, that there are a couple of apps out there that are helpful with the 3D aspects: there was one called 'cube it' and another called 'toy blocks'. The first one gets you to add or delete cubes to make the diagram and I used the second one to to help DSs visualise diagrams such as yours as you can move it around and see it from all angles (so you can hover over the top and see how a plan would be drawn etc). I found these helpful and fun but of course you can just use the old-fashioned real toy blocks!

I would also caution the CEM NVR is very tight on time: around 24 questions ( different types) in 7-8 minutes. In our case I found that DS was getting 85- 90% plus during the standard times allowed but when I restricted the times and got him to cover several types within the short time, his marks would drop to the 50s. I would say practice different types to get the techniques right but towards the end they really do need to build up speed.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:43 pm 
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For those of you with Android devices there's a free "cubes spatial reasoning" app which covers the rotating cube type questions.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:06 pm 
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Thanks for these they're brill. My ds is taking the Bucks test in September. We've been doing a little bit of NVR practice, basically doing two of the Bond 10 min tests together (with a total time allowance of 10 mins) which gives around 3 or 4 different question types. I have a couple of questions though.

1. Is 24 questions in 10 mins enough questions or should we push the number up a bit.
2. We're using the Bond age 10-11+ books - are these hard enough or should we go for the 11-12 age ones?
3. Whilst the Bucks 11+ test is an unknown quantity I just wondered how fond CEM were of code type NVR questions.

My ds finds NVR quite straightforward so would I be deluding myself in thinking that with a bit of practice NVR could be a comparatively (?!) easy way of picking up a few marks.

Thanks xx


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:47 pm 
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Hi Kittymum

I think the age group you are using is sufficient.

Personally I would try to use a variety of publishers. Perhaps look at some of the free papers on this site.

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/free-1 ... ice-papers

NVR will take up 20% of the overall marks (Bucks)

Patricia


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Thanks Patricia I'll have a look at the ones listed. We've had the school presentation so have the different % - I'm hoping that with just a little bit of practice that the NVR section could take the pressure off my son a bit in the test, particularly as I think he may well get flustered in the numerical side of it - he more then has the ability but not sure how he will be up against the time, am hoping that practising long division / multiplication lots should ease that.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:30 am 
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DIY Mum wrote:
Since my 11+ journey is coming to an end -only dc Quintus remains to sit the test this summer- yay! :D And a fair few dps are new to CEM NVR: this may be of help. :idea:

From the various regional specimen papers which are sent out to dp on registration for the 11+ test, we can gather that dc encounter the following types: click on the blue font.

* Flip and rotate questions

* Matrices & movement sequences: addition, rotate, transpose or overlay

* Analogies and similarities type questions

And also, rotating 3d blocks– can’t find specimen questions provided to me for 2008 entry (B’ham) atm. Will upload if I do.


Enclosed below is a resource (3d rotating cubes) that I designed a while back using ds1's Bedlam cube :lol: and while it’s not professional, it’s been useful for my dc and pupils in that, rotating 3d q's are hard to find!

page 1:
Image
page 2:
Image
page 3
Image
page 4
Image
page 5
Image

Feel free to use and also, if you make up your own- please share!

DIY Mum



Could you tell me which book this paper is from? Or is it possible to have the paper without the answers marked. Thank You


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:36 am 
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Thanks for sharing your hard work.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:12 pm 
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leanmeamum wrote:
Could you tell me which book this paper is from? Or is it possible to have the paper without the answers marked. Thank You

It's a DIY paper :)

Do you still require it? If so, send me a pm.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:11 am 
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DIY Mum wrote:
leanmeamum wrote:
Could you tell me which book this paper is from? Or is it possible to have the paper without the answers marked. Thank You

It's a DIY paper :)

Do you still require it? If so, send me a pm.

Hi DIYMum
Could you please email me a copy to ***email removed***
Kind regards
Bob

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