Dear Villagedad

The moderators have received the following information from the website/forum owner.

Answering the customers query, there are 27 areas of mathematics that an 11 year old has to cover thoroughly, that can be seen on the link

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/revisi ... _maths.php
1. The 4 rules (add, subtract, multiply and divide)

2. Fractions

3. Decimals

4. Money

5. Metric system

6. Time

7. Prime numbers

8. Prime factors

9. Highest common factor and lowest common multiple

10. Perimeter and Area ( Squares, Rectangles, Compound Shapes)

11. Averages

12. Distance, Speed and Time

13. Column graphs

14. Pie charts

15. Algebra

16. Angle calculations

17. Co-ordinates

18. Reflection and Rotation

19. Percentages

20. Simple ratio

21. Volume of cube and cuboids

22. Bearings

23. Simple probability

24. Nets of shapes

25. Sequences and number patterns

26. Marking and interpreting scales

27. Following rules and instructions in more unusual problem solving and investigational activities

In terms of exam practice material itâ€™s much of a muchness, almost all the material available in the website (bookshop, e-papers, CDs) is pitched at the correct level. There are no regional variations.

The enquirer needs to identify areas of weakness in the above syllabus, if any. If the problems are widespread then they ought to invest in one of two book ranges:

Accelerated Education Books 1 -6 in Maths (RRP Â£5.99)

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/books/ ... 4&p=11&a=0
These books are child friendly but contain fewer questions than...

Peter Robson Maths For Practice & Revision Books 1-5 (RRP Â£ 2.99)

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/books/ ... 4&p=10&a=0
These are old fashioned books, sized Â½ of A4, left hand page contains four worked examples and the right hand page contains approximately 50 to 100 questions on the same with increasing difficulty. In practice pick 10 at random, some from easy some from hard and if problem persists pick more. Once mastered turn the page to the next set of Examples and Questions. This is a very thorough set of books, for instance it does not just do fractions per se, it breaks it down to 100 questions of adding fractions, 100 questions of subtracting fractions, 100 questions of dividing fractions and 100 questions of multiplying fractions.

The latter is purchased by major prep school clients of this website.

Patricia