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Find out more about the 11+ maths exam and how Bond 11+ maths resources can support your child on their path to exam success.

11+ maths exam overview

Bond 11+ maths resources

Tips for parents

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11+ maths exam overview

11+ maths tests cover a broad spectrum of maths principles and concepts. They examine how effectively a child can understand and manipulate numbers.

Although 11+ maths exams vary from region to region these are the key topics that your child will be tested on:

  • The ability to think and calculate quickly
  • Sound knowledge of multiplication tables
  • The ability to apply the four number operations (+ - x ÷) accurately
  • A fundamental understanding of number relationships, measurement, mental arithmetic, geometry and data handling

There are two different formats for 11+ maths exam papers:

  • Standard format – where children write their answers on the test paper
  • Multiple-choice format – where answers are marked in a separate answer booklet

11+ maths exam papers are timed and usually last between 45-60 minutes. Children should practise with timed 11+ mock test papers, as well as working through non-timed practice, so they can see what they are able to do within a given time frame.

Bond 11+ maths resources

Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice materials, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Offering a comprehensive learning programme for the 11+, we have a wide range of resources to support you and your child:

Bond Assessment Papers

Bond 11 plus assessment papers

Topic-based practice questions that set the foundation for success in the 11+, Common Entrance or KS2 SATs exams. These carefully-graded practice papers provide essential practice for each question type in a realistic exam style. Ages 5-13+  Buy now

Bond CEM 11+

Bond 11 plus CEM test papers

Developed specifically for the CEM 11+ exam, we’ve created a range of materials to help you prepare your child for the CEM 11+ exam, including assessment papers, test papers and learning guides. Ages 8-11+Buy now


Bond Test Papers

Bond 11 plus test papers

Bond 11+ test paper packs enable realistic mock exam practice at home, matching the style, content and difficulty of the real 11+ examination. Ages 7-11Buy now


Bond 10 Minute Tests

Bond 11 plus 10 minute tests

Bite-sized tests for quick practice and revision, including coverage of all the core skills and motivating and fun puzzle selections. Ages 7-12+Buy now


How to Do 11+

Bond 11 plus How to Do

Step-by-step guidance for developing the skills needed for the 11+ maths exam. Includes parent tips and practical activities you can do with children to improve understanding. Age 7-11+Buy now


Bond Online

Bond 11 plus CEM test papers

Used by thousands of parents and children every year, Bond Online gives your child unlimited access to thousands of 11+ questions and is a fun and engaging way of helping your child prepare for the 11+. Age 9+Buy now


The Parents' Guide to the 11+

Bond 11 plus 10 minute tests

The essential manual for all parents whose children are about to embark on their 11+ exam journey. Written by an experienced 11+ tutor, this guide offers a practical 4-step approach to guide you through the entire process.Buy now


Tips for parents

Here are some ideas for you to try at home in order to help your child prepare for their 11+ maths exam.

Year 4 – check up on basic skills during the summer term and use the summer holidays to:

  • Consolidate times tables and number bonds
  • Practise halving and doubling numbers
  • Become familiar with different types of measurement through activities such as cooking

Year 5 – this is the time to start regular 11+ revision and practice. Support your child by:

  • Establishing a regular routine of practising times tables. Introduce a couple of quiet, uninterrupted sessions a week for practice.
  • Practising maths skills little and often, with an emphasis on quick thinking and rapid feedback. In 11+ maths, children are expected to show dexterity in manipulating numbers and the ability to solve problems of all kinds logically.
  • Focusing on areas of difficulty, consolidating skills and developing time management skills. Your child should be covering all aspects of maths that he or she will need for the 11+ exam at school so focus on these three additional areas at home.

Free resources

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