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Basic maths

Postby kriswallace » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:19 pm

I'm not too good at basic maths. Does anyone have any easy tips for getting through numerical tests. I have been on the numerical example on this web site http://www.whatwilltheyask.co.uk/Version%202/Tests/Numerical.htm which has helped me along but I could do with a list of basic maths skills that I should learn again.

I guess this will help me get over the fear of doing these tests...
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Re: Basic maths

Postby Camilletoe » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:45 pm

I suggest just doing loads and loads of maths practise should get you over the fear of doing these tests. Numerical tests generally take a standard form and therefore one you've mastered the techniques you should have no problem in doing this quickly and correctly.

Good luck :)
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Re: Basic maths

Postby Theo » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:39 pm

This reminds me of the six p's...

Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance

:P

Good luck with the test.
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Re: Basic maths

Postby Camilletoe » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:41 pm

I was always told at school that "Practise makes perminant".

If you ever said "Practise makes perfect" you were made to do ten press ups.
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Re: Basic maths

Postby Theo » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:14 pm

That sounds fairly harsh - I don't think I've ever been able to do ten press ups.
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Re: Basic maths

Postby Hannah » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:02 pm

I hate these tests. Still can't to my 6, 7 or 8 times tables.
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Re: Basic maths

Postby Camilletoe » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:28 pm

That's why I suggest doing loads of practise for these tests. Once you learn the method for doing numerical reasoning tests you don't even need to be that good at basic maths. Generally you'll be able to have a calculator with you so knowing your times tables won't be necessary...

...although you probably should know them anyway!
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Re: Basic maths

Postby Hannah » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:32 pm

Yeah that is a good idea. I guess sometimes even when we hate doing something the only way to get through them and maybe hate them less is to put in a bit of hard work :cry:

Still doesn't mean I'm looking forward to doing maths tests anytime in the future.
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