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Eureka! Challenging Maths and Numerical Reasoning Exam Questions for 11] Book 1

Search for Eureka! Eleven Plus Exams for the full series for 2015:
  • 11+ Confidence: Practice Exam Papers Book 1
  • 11+ Confidence: Practice Exam Papers Book 2
  • 11+ Confidence: Practice Exam Papers Book 3
  • Eureka! Challenging Maths and Numerical Reasoning 1
  • Eureka! Challenging Maths and Numerical Reasoning 2
  • Eureka! Challenging Maths and Numerical Reasoning 3
EUREKA! Challenging Maths and Numerical Reasoning Exam Questions for 11+ Preparation
  • Focus your training time on the harder material
  • Cover the breadth of the KS2 syllabus at the depth expected for 11+
  • Modern-style, long, multi-step questions
  • Space to show your detailed working
  • Full-length answers with full methods
  • Infoboxes with Tips, Tricks and Traps!
  • Part of an extensive multi-book series
Preparing for the 11+ Pupils approaching the 11+ Examination face many challenges, including lack of time, uncertainty over what is required, and an ever-changing and secretive testing environment. Plain "mathematics" questions are progressively being replaced with more demanding "numerical reasoning" questions. Selective schools are increasingly interested in not only rote recall of methods but also the ability to understand questions expressed in prose and skilfully apply (sometimes several) mathematical principles to arrive at an answer. The Eureka! 11+ Challenging Maths and Numerical Reasoning series of books to provide focused preparation for pupils and their busy parents. Questions are expressed in words, with the pupils learning the habit of extracting the relevant numbers and key facts. Most questions are multi-part, reflecting the trend in examinations to challenge pupils skills at progressively higher levels as the question unfolds. These questions are the upper echelon of what is tested at 11+. Although they need only Key Stage 2 concepts, they are challenging because they require good command of multiple skills simultaneously. Pupils, and perhaps even parents, will find very few of these questions to be very easy. Thankfully, the real exam will contain many easier questions, but preparation time is best spent on those which present greater challenges and therefore more learning opportunities. When answering the questions
  • Set yourself a target, e.g. "3 questions in half an hour"
  • Write down clearly your steps of working in full to make checking easier
Go through the answers soon after doing the questions
  • Do not be sad if you have made mistakes: learn from them
  • Many questions cover areas where even strong pupils are prone to errors
  • Watch out for the Traps described
  • Incorporate the Tips into your methods in future
  • See if the Method suggested is quicker or less open to error than yours
For any examination, diligent practice, carefully analysing errors, mulling over methods, and developing and testing your own preferred approaches pay enormous dividends.
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