The final third of most 11+ maths papers are all about thinking on your feet and adapting your maths knowledge to novel situations. This can mean that perfectly intelligent adults sometimes struggle with these questions. Can you solve this one? (I do a video explanation if not!)
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Over the years I've honed a selection of excellent, mostly free, online games which provide a fun way to get better at maths and English. Useful for preparing for 7+, 11+ and 13+.
What are prime factors, and what can you use them for? Here I explain how prime factor trees can help you answer certain kinds of entrance exam questions. Features 11+ questions from St Paul's Girls' School and the London Consortium.
In June 2015 students were outraged by this particularly hard probability question. Read on to see the question and my answer to it
When I come across a particularly interesting and/or tricky maths problem, I add it to this bank. The collection spans across 11+, 13+ and 16+ / GCSE questions.
Prime numbers lie at the heart of many of the most interesting questions that crop up during 10+, 11+ and 13+ maths entrance exams. And they'll continue to be at least somewhat relevant right the way up to A-level. Read on for a fun lesson plan to get children aged 8 - 11 thinking about primes.
Exams getting close? Check that you know these key facts for 11+ maths - it's not intended to be an exhaustive list, but it's a great start.