Numerical Reasoning tests are becoming increasingly common in 11 plus and common entrance exams, such as those set by CEM (Durham University) Numerical reasoning questions are typically worded problems requiring comprehension and mathematical manipulation of facts and figures presented. They are designed to measure the ability to interpret, analyse and sometimes draw conclusions from tables and graphs. These problems are often multi-part, requiring several conclusions to be drawn or evaluated from the same initial information, with answers sometimes being contingent on a preceding part answered accurately. Although mathematical ability is required, the primary element being measured is the ability to reason with the facts. As with Book 1 this further selection of mixed tests is also representative of the numerical reasoning section of contemporary multi-discipline 11 plus exams that typically have two papers covering several subjects such as verbal and non-verbal reasoning, comprehensions and numerical reasoning.
Numerical reasoning papers usually have a long multi-part worded numerical reasoning problems section and another containing more conventional short, quick-fire maths questions. This publication addresses the former with questions packaged as multiple-choice tests. They are suitable practice for independent schools and new style 11 plus exams. Students requiring practice in the short, quick-fire maths questions can use the 11+ Essentials Numerical Reasoning Quick Fire books which are published in multiple choice and standard format, each with a different set of questions. Extensively road-tested by ElevenPlusExams, these tests are best used as real exam practice to benchmark your child s performance. The online service helps identify areas for improvement and, crucially, gauge peer comparison anonymously. They are perfect for use both in the classroom and at home.