## Friday, October 19, 2012

### Pace and the Eleven Plus

During the build-up to the eleven plus examination next year some parents may feel, at times, a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of eleven plus preparation. There are books to buy, papers to work through, home work to be done and exercises to be completed. How do parents keep track of it all?

The `Advanced Course on Eleven Plus’ may help. Of course all parents in the know call this `Pace’. We know that anagrams have been used for many years. Most parents will remember: “The sum on the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.” Pythagoras, apparently, postulated this well-known mathematical theory and he also used anagrams in his teaching. When parents use the anagram `PACE’, they know they are following a rich tradition!

PACE requires basic familiarity with a spread-sheet.

 Topic Type of Data Date Mathematics Fractions to Decimals 20/10/2012 Revision of Area 21/10/2012 Work on 10 questions from Paper 2 23/10/2012

A different use of the spread sheet could be to display key data pictorially.

 Paper Raw Score Percentage Paper 3 23 42 Paper 6 56 78 Paper 7 34 56