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 Post subject: Type K question typesPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:47 pm

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My son will be taking the Lincs test in Sep and is struggling with the question types. Is there an easy and foolproof method that I can teach him to ensure he gets the right answer

Loo

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 Post subject: Re: Type K question typesPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:52 pm

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Copy of one of my old posts....

Always keep to basic rules...

Middle number has been made using the numbers either side.
Same rule must apply for all 3 sets.
Sometimes 1 operation. Sometimes 2.
Second operation can be:

1] + - x / [divide sign!] the same number.
2] doubling/halving
3] + - x / [divide sign] the number on the left or right of the middle number.

Whilst teaching, I always say:

If the number in the middle is bigger than the 2 either side then your 1st operation is probably adding or multiplying.

If the number in the middle is smaller that at least one of the numbers either side, then your 1st operation is probably subtracting or dividing.

I always emphasise the word probably, because there are times when this rule will not work, they are not to panic, if it doesn't work, thatâ€™s fine, just try the other 2 operations.

Practice and familiarity really does help with these questions, eventually children can just spot what to do.

There are the odd 3 operation questions creeping into tests

Patricia

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 Post subject: Re: Type K question typesPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:14 pm

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Thanks Patricia - we will practice with these rules in mind

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