It is currently Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:36 am

 All times are UTC [ DST ]

 Page 1 of 1 [ 2 posts ]
 Print view Previous topic | Next topic
Author Message
 Post subject: CEM 3D shapesPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:38 pm

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:38 pm
Posts: 13
Hello everyone,

My daughter is preparing for the CEM exam in September. I've been going over some 3D Shapes and spatial reasoning practice questions to see how she can tackle them but she's been struggling. We have been using the CGP 3D and Spatial Reasoning 10 minute test book and have encountered some questions we had never seen before in any of the other books we have used for this topic. If anyone could shed some light on how key they actually are for her preparation for non-verbal reasoning? And if anyone has any any tips or practice q's on tackling these type of questions it would really be appreciated.

Top

 Post subject: Re: CEM 3D shapesPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:25 pm

Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:05 pm
Posts: 59

I’m not usually able to help as this our first time round but we had to spend some time on these as we hadn’t encountered them before.

What helped with my DD was being able to actually see the 3D cubes in actual 3D. We used blocks that I had from when my kids were younger, we used them to help them understand number bonds, multiplication and division. They are plastic cubes that you can attach together and come in different colours. If you don’t have these then you could use Lego in different colours and use blue tack for the sides that you can’t attach or actually create 3D blocks from paper or card. Then build these up to replicate the 3D cube pic and it becomes easier to solve the puzzle. Sometimes being able to visualise or see it for real can help.

Once I did this a few times for my DD it all clicked. Sometimes she still gets some wrong but mostly she understands.

I hope my post makes sense and that I’ve been able to explain clearly.

Good luck.

Top

 Display posts from previous: All posts1 day7 days2 weeks1 month3 months6 months1 year Sort by AuthorPost timeSubject AscendingDescending
 Page 1 of 1 [ 2 posts ]

 All times are UTC [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

 You cannot post new topics in this forumYou cannot reply to topics in this forumYou cannot edit your posts in this forumYou cannot delete your posts in this forumYou cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
 Jump to:  Select a forum ------------------ FORUM RULES    Forum Rules and FAQs 11 PLUS SUBJECTS    VERBAL REASONING    MATHS    ENGLISH    NON-VERBAL REASONING    CEM 11 Plus GENERAL    GENERAL 11 PLUS TOPICS    11 PLUS APPEALS    INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS    11 PLUS CDs/SOFTWARE    11 PLUS TIPS    PRIMARY    SEN and the 11 PLUS    EVERYTHING ELSE .... 11 PLUS REGIONS    Berkshire    Bexley and Bromley    Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Wrekin    Buckinghamshire    Devon    Dorset    Essex    Essex - Redbridge    Gloucestershire    Hertfordshire (South West)    Hertfordshire (Other and North London)    Kent    Lancashire & Cumbria    Lincolnshire    Medway    Northern Ireland    Surrey (Sutton, Kingston and Wandsworth)    Trafford    Warwickshire    Wiltshire    Wirral    Yorkshire BEYOND 11 PLUS    Beyond 11 Plus - General    GCSEs    6th Form    University