Mastering 11+Entry exams: Strategies for Mathematics
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Mastering 11+Entry exams: Strategies for Mathematics

Lessons and resources to support study for the 11+ Mathematics exam.
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Created by Hayley Mitchell
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 32 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Feel confident for success in the math element of the 11+ exam.
  • Broaden their understanding of a range of primary math skills.
  • Gain fluency in basic math practises.
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  • Ideally children should have a good grasp of multiplication facts, as well as competency in addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. As an example they are likely to have met expected standards at the end of Year 4 maths.

You want the best for your child. Whether it's support because they find maths difficult, or extra practise to prepare for entry exams. You want your child to succeed and feel confident in their math skills; after all mathematics is an essential part of daily life.

The trouble is private tuition is expensive! I should know, having taught it for over two years. It's not always suited to everyone either. Not everyone can get to a centre/tutor or perhaps other commitments make time management difficult.

Whatever the reasons, if you're looking for an alternative route to support maths skills with your child, this course is it!

This course is designed to support self-study for the Mathematics element of the 11+ exam. It is suitable for use by parents who wish to support their child in their studies, or for children themselves to follow. The course contains a number of lessons with demonstrations of the 'how to' element of each mathematics topic, alongside worksheets to aid further practise in these skills.

11+ Mathematics for parents and children can be studied at any time in any location although for those looking to gain success in the 11+ should be started in year 5 of Primary education (or year 4 for confident mathematicians). The course is also suitable for upper KS2 students who just want support with maths, lower KS2 students looking for further Tuition for challenge or lower KS3 students who struggle with maths.

Why you need to take this course;

  1. You will have access to multiple worksheets (with answer pages) covering many of the key areas of maths tested in the 11+ exam
  2. You will have lifetime access to lectures which clearly explain each topic in a way accessible to children as well as adults. These lectures can be rewound, paused and reviewed so that study can be tailored to your child's pace.
  3. You can pick and choose areas to study. Unlike in a tuition centre where the curriculum is preset, you can select what units to study, allowing your child to maximise the productivity of their study time rather than sit through classes on materials they already know.
What do past students say about this course?

Great course to support general maths. Am following it so that i can support my two as they move into years 4&5 of primary. Loads of resources for extra practise. Impressed with the value for money. Would recommend.

Don't wait to enrol. Start studying now and give your child the first step towards maths success!

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents and children who intend to take 11+ examination.
  • Year 3/4 children who seek a greater challenge in mathematics.
  • Year 5/6/7 children who want extra support and practise at math skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
About the course
4 Lectures 08:33

This lecture shares a brief introduction to what the course is and who it is suitable for. I also tell you a bit about myself, experience and qualifications as well as how this course is intended to be used.

Preview 02:49

Understand what the 11+ exam is and who it is for, along with how this course fits into 11+ preparation.

What is the 11+?

Find out in more depth what level this course is suited for and what existing knowledge you need as well as what materials you might require to complete the course.

Prerequisites and preparation

Check out the Powerpoint in this lecture for links to resources that can aid 11+ Mathematics studies, as well as a downloadable revision timetable.

Revision and resources
Numbers, the number system and place value
9 Lectures 41:56

Why is it so important to have a good grasp of the number system before moving on?

Introduction to this unit

How to practise those all important times tables!

Multiplication Facts

A demonstration of square numbers, what you need to learn and how they might be used in the exam.

Square Numbers

A guide to what square roots are and how they may be used in exam questions.

Square roots

Learn what cube numbers are and which ones you should be learning by heart!

Cube Numbers

Learn about prime numbers, what they are and how you might come across them in the exam.

Prime Numbers

Understand what factors are and how to work out the Highest Common Factor.

Factors and Highest Common Factor

A demonstration of how to use Factor Trees as a tool to calculate the Prime Factors of a number.

Preview 08:24

Summary of this unit.

End of unit
Basic Calculation
4 Lectures 39:26

A brief recap of basic addition using the column method, along with practise questions to aid study.


A brief recap of column subtraction and accompanying worksheet to aid further practise.


A demonstration of long multiplication and a worksheet to support further practise.


A demonstration of the bus stop method of division and an accompanying worksheet to support further practise.

3 Lectures 19:14

A brief demonstration of both addition and subtraction with decimals and accompanying worksheets to support further practise.

Adding and subtracting decimals

A demonstration of how to work out multiplications with decimals.

Multiplying decimals

A demonstration of how to calculate division problems that include decimals.

Dividing decimals
3 Lectures 26:47

A guide to the relationship between decimals, fractions and percentages to support understanding of these concepts for conversions. A demonstration of how to cancel fractions into their lowest terms and how to order fractions with different denominators.


A demonstration of adding fractions along with a worksheet to support further practise.

Adding fractions

A demonstration of how to subtract fractions along with a worksheet to support further practise.

Subtracting fractions
2 Lectures 10:31

Learn how to easily calculate a percentage or percentage reduction of an amount.

Percentages of money

Discover how to work out percentages when presented with pie charts.

Percentages and pie
Shape, space and measure
3 Lectures 36:02

Discover how to work out missing angles in triangles.


A demonstration of the use of pie to calculate area.


Learn how to calculate the area of an L shape room and work out how many tiles are needed to fill that space.

Area of an L shape and carpet tiles
Ratio and probability
1 Lecture 06:48

Work out ratios of different values and discover how to calculate probability from a data set.

Ratio and probability
2 Lectures 11:52

A brief recap of mean, median and mode.

Mode, median and mean

Discover how to adjust the mean average if an extra data item is given.

Adjusting mean
1 Lecture 07:02

Enjoy solving linear equations with this straightforward approach.

Solving equations
1 More Section
About the Instructor
Hayley Mitchell
4.5 Average rating
18 Reviews
532 Students
3 Courses
Teacher, tutor and author

Hayley Is a qualified teacher with over ten years experience teaching in mainstream U.K. primary schools. After graduating with a BA Hons in Linguistics, which included TEFL, child language development and Neurolinguistics, she went on to gain her qualified teaching status.

Having held several leadership roles including Early Years Leader, Reading Manager and ICT co-ordinator, Hayley's drive to provide engaging and challenging education for all led to a successful career.

She later went on to work in the Private Tuition industry, in order to balance the requirements of a new family. Here she specialised in 11+ Tuition, with a great success rate, as well as catch up and intermediatry math and English support.

In her spare time Hayley writes children's stories, several of which are published on Amazon. She is also a keen crafter, devoted mother and avid dog walker.