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How to Pass the QTS Numeracy and Literacy Skills Tests, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Includes essential grammar, punctuation, comprehension and spelling practice, as well as reviews of mental arithmetic with shortcut techniques, for the Qualified Teacher Status skills test

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. PART ONE Numeracy
    1. 1    Mental arithmetic
      1. Maths audit 1
      2. Review of mental arithmetic
      3. Understanding fractions
      4. Understanding decimals
      5. Calculating percentages
      6. Time
      7. Money
      8. Speed, distance and time
      9. Introduction to the mental arithmetic questions
      10. Exemplar test with answers
      11. Mental arithmetic tests 1–5
    2. 2    General arithmetic
      1. Maths audit 2
      2. How to round decimal numbers – decimal place (d.p.)
      3. The metric system of measurement (SI units)
      4. Areas, borders, perimeters and volumes
      5. Scales
      6. Aspects of algebra
      7. Rearranging linear equations
      8. Trends
      9. Averages
      10. Weighted average
    3. 3    Statistics
      1. Maths audit 3
      2. Pie charts
      3. Bar charts
      4. Line graphs
      5. Scatter graphs
      6. Tables
      7. Tally charts, frequency tables and histograms
      8. Cumulative frequency graphs
      9. Box and whisker plots
      10. Introduction to the ‘on-screen’-type mock tests
      11. Mock test 1 (16 ‘on-screen’ questions in 35 minutes)
      12. Mock test 2 (16 ‘on-screen’ questions in 35 minutes)
  6. PART TWO Literacy
    1. 4    Spelling
      1. Introduction
      2. Rules of spelling
      3. Spelling test 1: Double consonants (rules apply)
      4. Spelling test 2: Double consonants (learn by heart)
      5. Spelling test 3: 100 words to spell correctly
      6. Spelling test 4: Word selection
    2. 5    Punctuation
      1. Introduction
      2. Problems with paragraphs
      3. Problems with capital letters and full stops
      4. Problems with commas
      5. Problems with semi-colons and colons
      6. Problems with the apostrophe and possession
      7. Problems with contractions
      8. Problems with speech marks and quotation marks
      9. Problems with question marks
      10. Problems with brackets (parentheses)
      11. Punctuation test 1
      12. Punctuation test 2
      13. Punctuation test 3
    3. 6    Grammar
      1. Introduction
      2. Review of grammar
      3. Grammar test 1
      4. Sentence construction
      5. Grammar test 2
      6. Grammar test 3
    4. 7    Comprehension
      1. Introduction
      2. Comprehension passage 1
      3. Task A: Choosing a main heading
      4. Task B: Choosing a sub-heading
      5. Task C: Comparing statements with the text
      6. Task D: Choosing statements that express the meaning of text
      7. Comprehension passage 2
      8. Task E: Matching categories with statements
      9. Task F: Choosing information from a list
      10. Task G: Summarizing paragraphs in a sentence
      11. Comprehension passage 3
      12. Task H: Presenting the key points of the passage
      13. Task I: Choosing the correct audience
      14. Comprehension passage 4
      15. Task J: Placing the key points in the correct sequence
  7. PART THREE Answers with explanations and Glossary
  8. Answers
  9. Numeracy
  10. Literacy
  11. Glossary
  12. Numeracy
  13. Literacy
  14. Copyright