Core Maths at AE Tuition
All children preparing for the 11+ at AE Tuition are put through a core Maths programme. This involves children covering the following important topics:
- Competency with times tables up to 12, number bonding, place value
- Four rules of number (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
- Basic number skills/operations and definitions, e.g. inverse operations, prime, square, cubed, rectangular and triangular numbers
- Four rules of decimals (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
- Four rules of fractions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
- Percentages (amount to % and % to amount), decimals, fractions and %
- Money and costs
- Metric/imperial measurement.
- Basic geometry (shapes, angles)
- Tables, diagrams, charts and graphs
- Mensuration (area and volume)
- Basic algebra and simple equations
There are seven important reasons for our policy:
- Some styles of Verbal Reasoning paper include maths question types. Good maths skills help children do much better on these questions.
- Maths develops Logical Reasoning skills – Reasoning skills are not subject exclusive. Improving mathematical (quantitative) reasoning skills also helps build more advanced verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills.
- The range of grammar options – At the beginning of the tuition process we advise parents to be open-minded about grammar schools they may wish to apply for (some schools require maths). The many possible options will be fully discussed at the parents evening in May.
- Grammar schools require excellent maths – Children going to grammar schools with higher maths skills will be placed in the top sets.
- National curriculum maths is undemanding – State primary school children are disadvantaged mathematically
- Buckinghamshire 12+/13+ requires above national standard in maths – If children do not succeed in the 11+, only Buckinghamshire LEA officially allows re-sits at 12 and 13 years. However, children must have achieved above national standard in Maths and English in their SATs exam in May of year 6.
- Core maths and extension maths – On some weeks there will be extra exercises to extend pupils who need more of a challenge. The weekly core maths will cover all that is necessary for the 11+ exams.