Re: Basic maths test Advice

To which age group are you giving these questions?I think it should be to children of 9-11 age group.And in that case these questions are mixture of both easy and tough.

Re: Basic maths test Advice

Hi Ignite. the age i am appealing two are 7-9

I am trying to get them interested in maths, and show them that there is a variety of ways to get the answers. However they dont seem to grasp this.

I am also trying to get there parents to join this forum for them , and hopefully go through a tutorial on the forum.

I know this is cheeky asking. But is it possible if you could answer these and show your working out. Just so i can prove these children wrong

Re: Basic maths test Advice

1)Express 2/5 as percentage:

$\displaystyle \frac{2}{5}=\frac{2*100}{5}\%=40\%$

2)John has received a 5% pay rise. What will be his new salary if his salary was £10,000 before the pay rise?

Increase in Salary=£10,000*(5/100)=£500

New Salary=£10,500

3)If 36 is 20%, what value is 100%?

$\displaystyle 36=x*\frac{20}{100}\Rightarrow x=180 \Rightarrow x * \frac{100}{100} = 180$

4)85 x 12 =

85 x 12 =1020

5)350 x 1.5 =

350 x 1.5 =525

6)

a)146 is greater than 12²

12² = 144 <146

Hence,True

b)one-eighth is .14 expressed as a decimal

1/8=0.125

Hence,False

c)101 x 11 = 1011

101 x 11 = 1111

Hence,False

7)13 + 92 + 15 =

13 + 92 + 15 =120

8)145 + 92 + 15 =

145 + 92 + 15 =252

9)248 ÷ 4 =

248 ÷ 4 =62

10)2747 - 138 =

2747 - 138 = 2609

11)13425+2344551+24231+4232230=6614437

12)There will be a 3% discount on the price of a car currently priced at £12,500. What is the new sale price?

Discount=(3/100)*(12,500)=375

New Price=12,500-375=12,125

Re: Basic maths test Advice

Thank you very much ingite. I am glad these forum exists. as i can show my students that there is different ways to work out sums.

Rando mquestion are you any good at excel ? As i have also designed an excel test aswell for them, it is a timed 10min test. and hopefully with this excel test and maths test, we can determine what area we cna focus on the student.

I have tried it on some teachers, and they think its okay, but i thought its better to ask someone else just to make sure