Key Stage 3 Maths, 10 minute test books from CGP

I have to admit we never did “tests” as such when the kids were younger – I really did not see the point as I already knew how they were progressing and I knew which areas we needed to work on. But as they progressed into their Secondary years I started to bring in the idea of tests, mainly because I wanted them to get used to the idea of a test not being such a big deal. And when I was looking for “test” papers I spotted these 10 minute books from CGP and I bought 2 to begin with and then bought a whole bunch more. (I bought mine from Amazon but I have spotted them in a few bookstores).

I find these 10 minute test books really useful for a number of reasons. Firstly let me state they always include the answers at the back of the book (which I love because I like getting the kids to mark their own tests so they can see where they went wrong). Secondly the questions included are always varied, so they get to practice a number of different skills while working through just one test book. Thirdly although they are only written as 10 minute tests if you want to get the kids to sit for longer you can always get them to do a few different tests in one go, we have done that a few times as it works really well.

Okay so in the Mathematics for Key Stage Three 10-minute test book two you get the following tests.

That end up being 31 Maths tests all in this one little book.

Each test is spread out over a double page and they truly are tests which the kids can do in 10 minutes, so they are a great way of included quick tests into your learning.

I must admit for someone who was never that interested in getting the kids to write tests when they were younger I am now finding these little 10 minute test books very useful. We often jump around and find a test which covers the area that we have been working on, but you could also just get the book towards the end of your learning year and use them as revision tests (I am planning on using a different Maths test book with my son to do just that). However you plan on using them I do think they are a good educational tool.

Admin – For anyone interested this is a book I bought myself. I do include Affiliate links. If you follow an affiliate link and go on to purchase that product, I will be paid a very small commission, however your cost will remain the same. I only include affiliate links for products that we use and recommend.

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1 Response to Key Stage 3 Maths, 10 minute test books from CGP

  1. Another mom says:

    Looks very well thought out …good review


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