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Looking for a diagnostic test to figure out where dd is in Maths and what area the gaps are in

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Whistlingwaves Sun 16-Dec-12 18:26:22

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BitofSparklingPerry Sun 16-Dec-12 18:28:02

What age?

Whistlingwaves Sun 16-Dec-12 18:34:55

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learnandsay Sun 16-Dec-12 19:10:22

There's a pre-gcse test in this lot. But I don't know if that means a long time pre-gcse or two days before the exam pre-gcse.

www.edu-sol.co.uk/diagnostic.asp

mrz Sun 16-Dec-12 19:21:03

www.wiganschoolsonline.net/curriculum/maths/blockassess.shtm
might help

trinity0097 Sun 16-Dec-12 19:44:24

On the emaths site you can download past SATs papers, these are ideal. They have the mark schemes too, so you can see how to award marks on 2 mark questions. Since they cover everything they are a good way to see wht you child can and can't do.

cumbrialass Sun 16-Dec-12 20:02:55

If you are going to use SATs papers, google unit analysis. This is a spreadsheet that shows the areas of strength and weakness for each paper.

breadandbutterfly Mon 17-Dec-12 18:13:47

You can do it yourself - use any online or paper-based version of a SATs test or 11+ maths test, depending on your purposes. Get your dc to do it, then mark it acc to the markscheme, and go through it with your dc - with each qu wrong, check why they got it wrong. Was it because:

1. they havent covered the topic previously?
2. they have done the topic but it was a really hard question
3. they understood the topic but made an error in their working out
4. they had misread the question ie right answer to the wrong question!

That then allows you to see which topics you need to teach them (nos 1 and, to a lesser degree, 2), and to focus on eradicating careless errors (nos 3 and 4) - no good knowing all the maths if you don't answer the question asked or set work out messily etc.

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