Top 5 Tips From An 11+ Maths Tutor

Many students work with our 11 + Maths tutors in preparation for the Eleven plus exam.

With the right strategies and guidance, maths can be made much easier to understand and excel at. Here are the top five tips to make maths easy for the Eleven Plus exam:

5 tips to make 11+ maths easy

  1. Focus on the basics: Ensure that your child has a solid understanding of basic mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These are the building blocks of more complex maths problems and must be mastered before moving on to more challenging topics.
  2. Practice regularly: Regular practice is crucial for developing mathematical skills and improving accuracy. Encourage your child to practice maths regularly, both independently and with a tutor, to reinforce their understanding and identify areas that need improvement.
  3. Use visual aids: Visual aids such as diagrams, graphs, and charts can make complex mathematical concepts much easier to understand. Encourage your child to use visual aids to help them visualize the problem and work through it step-by-step.
  4. Break down problems: Complex maths problems can often be overwhelming for students. Encourage your child to break down problems into smaller, more manageable parts, and tackle them one at a time.
  5. Time management: Time management is critical for success in the Eleven Plus exam. Encourage your child to practice completing maths problems within a set time limit, as well as to develop a clear understanding of how much time to spend on each question.

By following these five tips, your child can build confidence and excel in maths, making it much easier to prepare for the Eleven Plus exam.

If you’re looking for an 11+ maths tutor, be sure to head over to our tutor page.

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