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 Post subject: Panic! What to learn?Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:55 am

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Firstly, I've never been to this section before... so Hi!

Years have passed since my earlier children sat the 11+ but now with my youngest child we find ourself faced with a test which now has a Maths element.

We have been sitting down and looking at some materials including her school studies, BBC bitesize and a revision guide I bought recently. I realised that the 11+ Maths could very likely cover topics from Yr6 that she has not yet covered so I thought I should have a look at the Syllabus. (I can do Maths, me.)

Anecdotal evidence suggests that we should look at material up to Level 6. (My daughter is already on track for Level 5+ at school) so I bought a specifically Level 6 revision guide.

After working through a couple of sections picked at random I've come to the conclusion that we might be learning the wrong thing!

In particular the revision guide had a section on Straight Line graphs i.e. y=mx+c and the various topics around that... e.g. plot the line, find the intercept, positive and negative gradients, etc etc.... but the more I think about it the more I think this can't possibly come up; indeed the only question I've seen was from a level 6 paper which asked if a particular point satisifed the line y=3x; nothing to do with finding m or c!

Any suggestions on what to learn? I really don't want to destroy my daughter's confidence teaching irrelevant GCSE maths to a 10 year old!

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 Post subject: Re: Panic! What to learn?Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:24 pm

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Is this for SATs? If so - don't do anything!

If not, have you got access to MyMaths? It is excellent and very user-friendly. If you have access it is through a school usually, and goes from level 1 or 2 right up to the whizz bang stuff needed for GCSE and maybe even beyond that.
And if not - ask Guest55!

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 Post subject: Re: Panic! What to learn?Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:43 pm

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Find out more about the test - we don't know which test so we are guessing as much as you!

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 Post subject: Re: Panic! What to learn?Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:34 pm

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It would be helpful if you told us which school you are applying for?

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 Post subject: Re: Panic! What to learn?Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:30 pm

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Amber wrote:
Is this for SATs? If so - don't do anything!

Nope; Not worried about current school stuff at all.

Amber wrote:
...have you got access to MyMaths? ...goes from level 1 or 2 right up to the whizz bang stuff needed for GCSE and maybe even beyond that.

Actually what I want to know is how far to go; and in particular where to stop!

Daogroupie wrote:
It would be helpful if you told us which school you are applying for?

Tiffin Girls School

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 Post subject: Re: Panic! What to learn?Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:17 pm

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Thanks
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 Post subject: Re: Panic! What to learn?Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:39 am

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 Post subject: Re: Panic! What to learn?Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:34 pm

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mystery wrote:

My question wasn't meant to be specific to any particular school; it was intended to ask what constitutes L6 Maths.
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 Post subject: Re: Panic! What to learn?Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:44 pm

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You should look at finding the mean and finding an amount from a mean (how many apples in the fifth bag if mean is 9...).
Percentages, fractions, proportion of an amount/s.
Areas of composite shapes
Volume
Time tables
Lots of mathematical reasoning

This is not for Tiffin, but additional topics that I have taught in Essex where the maths papers are often tough. I used a variety of scholarship papers and Manchester Grammar's were good, but I haven't looked for years. If you start with some papers you will see the level of maths required and the topics that are normally assessed. HTH

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 Post subject: Re: Panic! What to learn?Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:48 pm

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Habs Boys papers are good and on their website. The 'First Past the Post' Maths book is good too, with detailed answers at the back.

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