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]]>A real favourite with the KS2 SAT writers is to show part of a multiplication square (or grid) with missing numbers. If a child has not come across this style of question before it can be rather puzzling, but as with most things, a little practice can work wonders. We have just published three sets of worksheets which give plenty of practice and let’s hope a similar question comes up this year!

Go to KS2 Booster Reasoning Paper: Calculations

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]]>We continue to add to our superb collection of ‘booster’ worksheets to help children gain the best possible results in the KS2 maths tests. A favourite type of question in the last couple of reasoning papers has concerned ratio. One example might be:

James was selling vanilla and chocolate ice creams.

For every 7 ice creams sold, 3 of them were chocolate ice creams.

Altogether 9 chocolate ice creams were sold.

How many ice creams did James sell altogether?

If children have not come across this style of question before it could take up valuable time in the test thinking about how to solve it. With a little practice they become straightforward. Practice makes perfect is certainly true in this case!

Go to KS2 Maths SAT Booster: ratio

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]]>The statistics (or data handling) questions on the new SAT papers tend to be more about calculating from tables and charts than interpreting graphs. Our latest sets of pages reflect this with plenty of examples very similar to those found on last year’s Reasoning SAT paper. Well worth a look if you have children taking the tests next May.

Year 6 Estimating

It is quite hard to find very much in the way of estimating for older children, but we have just published some very tricky estimating questions for Year 6 using images. These are ideal for showing on a whiteboard for a whole class to see the range of answers that children come up with and the methods they use to reach their estimates.

Go to Year 6 Number: Estimating

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]]>Coordinate questions have been a favourite topic for the SAT tests for as long as they have been running. However, they are rarely straightforward, often asking to complete shapes on a grid including positive and negative coordinates. Once drawn a translation is often required. Our latest KS2 Booster pages provide plenty of practice on just this!

And don’t forget, we have probably the best collection of up to date KS2 practice material for both the Arithmetic Paper and the Reasoning Papers, that can be found anywhere.

Go to KS2 Reasoning Paper Practice: Geometry

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]]>There was a very poorly written question in last year’s SAT Paper regarding algebra and cooking times. The time for cooking meat was shown in terms of a number of minutes per kilo plus some extra time, but not in the usual way. This led to some confusion. However, we have written a set of pages in a similar style, just in case it crops up again.

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]]>New this week are two sets of worksheets on place value with decimal numbers for older children. The first looks at writing the value of a digit in a number as a decimal, a fraction and in words. The second takes a close look at decimals, including thousandths as well as mentally multiplying and dividing by 0.1, which takes some considerable thought!

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]]>A key aspect of the new National Curriculum is solving word problems and we have many requests for more on this. Our latest sets of worksheets for Year 6 are all on word problems involving ratio and proportion. Many children find this tricky, but a good way to go about solving these questions is to use the bar modelling approach. This helps children to visualize the problem and work out what needs to be done to reach a correct answer.

Go to Year 6: Ratio and Proportion

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]]>For children to get the best marks they can in the KS2 SATs it is vitally important that they get the easy questions correct – and there are quite a few easy questions. One favourite is to complete a chart by making numbers 1 000 more or less than the given number. We have recently published a set of practice worksheets on 1 000 more or less, just like the SAT paper questions.

Go to KS2 Maths Booster: Number

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]]>The autumn is now upon us and Year 6 children will have settled in to their last year at primary school, so it is a good time to make the 2017 KS2 Maths SAT Papers available. Full details of how the tests were marked, including answers are also provided. Over the coming months we will be looking at the questions from these papers in much more detail and providing plenty of practice in our KS2 Maths Booster category. Look out for regular updates.

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]]>Rounding has been a very popular subject ever since the KS2 Maths SATs started all those years ago, and the subject is still cropping up in recent papers. The examiners try to make it hard by asking for the same number to be rounded to the nearest 100, 1 000 and 10 000. We have plenty of practice for this type of question in our unbeatable KS2 Maths Booster category – an absolute must for any children taking the tests this year.

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