For the 11 plus it is very important that your child has a thorough understanding of the basics of maths. It is very easy to have missed an important lesson at school for whatever reason or simply just never understood it well enough to continue.
You need to check that they understand all the topics covered in Key Stage 2
Key Stage 2 Maths Objectives
I try to work through them all in the following order:
Times Tables - extremely important - must know these
Place Value - know the value of every digit
4 basic operations - Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide - Inverse
Factors - Numbers that divide exactly into other numbers
Negative numbers - Square and Cube numbers - Square root
Prime numbers - Consecutive numbers - Roman numerals
Sequences and number patterns - Triangular numbers
Equations and Algebra (number sentences) - Function machines
Fractions - Decimals - Percentages - Ratio and Proportion
Handling data - Frequency Tables, Pictograms, Bar Charts, Pie Charts and Line Graphs
Carroll Diagrams, Venn Diagrams - Mean, Median, Mode and Range - Probability/Chance
2D shapes - Terminology, Circles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, and Polygons
Angles, Bearings and Compasss Directions.
3D shapes - cubes, spheres, prisms, pyramids, cones etc.
Nets - Vertices - Faces - Edges - Area - Perimeter - Volume - Capacity
Transformation - Coordinates - Reflection - Translation - Rotation
Congruent and Similar - Line Symmetry - Rotational Symmetry
Measurement Length - Mass / Weight - Capacity/Volume
Time - Timetables - Reading scales
These topics are broadly divided into 4 sections:
Be aware that your child may not yet have covered some of the topics at the level required for the 11 Plus. Talk to your child's teacher to find out what they have covered. They should have a planned scheme of work that they may be willing to share with you so that you can co-ordinate your efforts.
I know - that's an awful lot of topics to cover - hopefully they will be familiar with most of it already - but you need to make sure.
11 Plus Maths practice papers - e.mail version
A set of 5 practice papers for the 11 Plus or KS2 SAT's for £5.00
Each paper contains approximately 35, 11 Plus maths questions and the papers are graded in difficulty (paper 1 being the easiest).
Included with each paper is a completed model answer paper with marking scheme.
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