I passed my qts maths test.
It was my 3rd & final attempt, having previously failed the first two tests by 5 & 6 marks in the mental arithmetic area.
Maths was my worst subject at school and I got a grade C at GCSE. Preparing for this test has been very stressful and my confidence was very low, as I was failing the online practice tests in June.
I brought both of your qts maths packs in July and spent time working through them. The Mental Arithmetic videos really strengthened my skills in this area. Before I was getting 3-4 marks, but your videos offered simple, easy to understand methods; and I was passing this part of the test with 10-11 marks.
The Stats & Arithmetic pack was extremely useful. It was very detailed and explained certain tips and tricks to look out for. I think your revision material prepared me for the test very well and ultimately helped me to pass the test!
Overall, brilliant revision material and I would recommend it to anyone struggling with the tests! You can pass 3rd time like I have and get QTS.
Sabeena, September 2013
QTS Numeracy Maths Skills Test
Mental maths, statistics and applying arithmetic, Tuition, Resources ...
You know passing your qts numeracy skills test is one of your most stressful experiences.
Mental arithmetic - discover the simple, but crucial short-cuts you need. Practice by listening to our mental arithmetic tests, each with twelve questions and timed just like the real thing. Then listen and watch the three videos showing you the secrets of answering quickly.
With these resources, used by 100's to pass QTS numeracy, you can achieve your dreams of becoming a teacher. Our successful September 2013 customers show the packs are all up to date.
Applying arithmetic and statistics. Practice with our powerpoint based Statistics and Applying Arithmetic tests each with sixteen questions. Then watch the animated answers clearly showing the step by step process of answering.
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Stop-Press: December 2013: Pearson's inform me :
"the NCTL have announced that no changes will be made to the skills tests this academic year and the tests will continue in their current format. All practice materials provided on www.education.gov.uk are correct for the current tests."
Mental maths quick fire
Please don't email me for the answers.
- What's the difference in years and months between two dates 20/06/1981 and 20/04/2014 ?
- A students scored 14/25 and 20/25 in test, what was the overall mark as a %?
- In a test of 35 marks, I got 80% right. How many did I get wrong ?
- 12.5% stayed school dinners ....., what fraction didn't ?
- Class was 1hr 20mins long, 20mins spent on intro, 25 mins on.., 10 min on..., how many mins of class remained ?
- Teacher drove 25 miles each way to training session, 5 times, fuel cost 40p per mile how much was her expenses?
- Teacher did spelling test, class of 50 gave her 18p each for all the 30 words she got right, how much money did teacher get ?
- What is 450 x 0.5?
- What is 60 / 0.3 ?
A pupil had £100 to spend on trip, came home with 30Euros, conversion rate was 1.2Euros to £. How much did he spend?