The mathematics SATs exam for year 6 pupils comes in 3 parts:
1) Test 1 (a 45 minute non calculator paper)
2) Test 2 (a 45 minute non calculator paper)
3) Mental Arithmetic (listening to questions played on a tape)
The mental arithmetic paper requires speed and good mental calculation ability, so a strong knowledge of the times tables is invaluable (visit Maths Star's Times Tables page for worksheets).
Tests A and B are more about having a general knowledge of mathematical processes. They are tested over levels 3, 4 and 5 in areas such as bar charts, fractions, percentages, pie charts, etc. It is essential that students have good problem solving abilities in order to gain the highest level.
Download Maths Star's practice Test A to get the ball rolling (all questions are created using past Year 6 SATs papers and the national curriculum):
Practice KS2 Maths SATs paper Test A
Online KS2 Practice Maths SATs Paper
Practice KS2 SATS Mental Arithmetic Test
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