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+.

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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.

Studies show that children slip backwards by an average of around 2 months' learning during the summer holidays. However, just a little bit of work can avoid this effect. Read on to see my suggestions.

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.

Learning only happens when brains are kept active. Passively reading through your notes or copying out of a textbook is a very inefficient way of absorbing information. Active notes is a style of note-making which is designed to keep your mind as awake as possible, with excellent results. Read on to see how it works.

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.