Kidscapism 2-minute SATS Answers

These videos help you with some of the more difficult SATS questions from recent papers. There are currently 76 videos for you to enjoy!

2015

Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 1
Finding the middle number by RL
Best solved by working out the mean of the two numbers. Slightly trickier when the numbers are negative - but same idea.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 2
Reading graphs by RL
Consider the delivery costs of a toy when the cost line is horizontal - the delivery cost does not change, no matter how much the toy costs - there you go - the answer!

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 3
Missing Numbers multiplication by RL
Quite a frequent question - find the missing numbers in a tower - multiplication and division practice.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 4
Fish and Chips in Pie Charts by RL
Teachers' favourite - a fish and chips question! Needs careful study of two pie charts to ensure we understand the numbers involved.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 5
The Median and the Range by RL
Reading statistics off a chart - no calculation in this one.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 6
Fairly Simple Algebra - rearranging by RL
Rearranging a simple formula - don't forget to do the same to both sides.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 7
Finding and Counting Factors of a series of numbers by RL
Some trial and improvement to find which factors can be contained in the numbers 1-10

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 8
Tricky Drawing of Cuboids by RL
Using the notorious isometric paper - be careful!

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 9
Percentages and real numbers by RL
Converting percentages into real numbers of children. Needs a careful approach.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 10
Equivalent Fractions by RL
You will need to work out equivalent fractions and a LCD to sort this one so that it adds to 1/2

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 11
Cutting up a rectangle and calculating perimeter by RL
Splitting a square into four pieces - what is the perimeter of each new piece?

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 12
Identifying angles in triangles by RL
Can you find the missing angles in four different triangles - remember, they sum to 180 degrees.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 13
How many children in a bar chart? by RL
Is Emma right in saying that there may be more than one child taller than Alfie?

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 1 Question 14
Evaluating an algebraic expression by RL
Collect the terms together to solve the problem.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 2 Question 1
Joining numbers to match a rule by RL
This involves evaluating an equation, and linking cards so that the equation holds true.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 2 Question 2
Buying fruit by RL
You need two separate measures here - how many grams per pence and how many pence per gram.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 2 Question 3
Ratio - allocating children to different sports by RL
Requires some basic understanding and careful reading of the language used. Ends with a ratio question.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 2 Question 4
Rearranging Formulae (again!) by RL
Requires some basic rearrangement of formulae to make a different subject

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 2 Question 5
Probability - more counters in bags by RL
Needs understanding of probability and careful assessment of the situation described.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 2 Question 6
Volume of two cubic shapes by RL
Understand that volume involves three dimensions to work out the height of a cuboid from its volume.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 2 Question 7
Factors Practice by RL
Find the factors of two numbers and see if they are in the set of listed numbers.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 2 Question 8
Probability - rolling two dice by RL
Answer is a written explanation of why when rolling two dice a nine is more likely than a three.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 2 Question 9
Shading a net of a cube by RL
Horrible question requiring shading of the net of a cube presented at an angle. Think of the roof of a house.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 2 Question 10
Converting percentages into numbers of children by RL
Two step problem of converting numbers into percent and vice versa. Needs very careful thought.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 2 Question 11
Working with means and totals by RL
If you get it this is easy...if you don't there's a problem! You need to know that the total of three numbers is three times the mean of the three numbers.

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Maths Level 6 2015 Paper 2 Question 12
Areas of rectangles and circles by RL
Uses pi to calculate the area of the circle, half of which then has to be removed from the area of a rectangle.

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2014

Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 1
Some Basic Algebra by RL
This question looks at some basic rearrangement of algebraic terms to solve simple equations.

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 2
Using Algebra for Perimeter by RL
This question uses algebra to calculate the perimeter of a shape

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 3
Mean and Range by RL
Work out a missing number if you know the mean. Can you change the range?

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 4
Time Distance Graphs by RL
Watch Alfie on his journey to school. When does he overtake his brother?

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 5
Probability by RL
Tricky one looking at counters in a bag - can you add counters and change the probability?

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 6
Prime Numbers by RL
Some trial and improvement to find pairs of prime numbers adding to 36

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 7
Finding Angles in Triangles by RL
Isosceles triangles arranged strangely - can you unpick the angles?

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 8
Equivalent Fractions by RL
Using different fractions to add up to a total. Tenths and fifths mostly.

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 9
3D shapes - Square-based pyramids by RL
Putting two pyramids together and counting edges and faces.

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 10
Algebra to help find missing numbers by RL
This looks like a simple missing number problem - but algebra will help get to the solution!

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 11
Areas of triangles and rectangles by RL
Use your knowledge of rectangles and triangles to work out a small slice of a rectangle.

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 12
Angles in Pie Charts by RL
Work out how many degrees to give the tomato soup!

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 1 Question 13
Tricky Coordinates by RL
Think carefully to find the coordinates of a square when all you know is one corner, and the centre of the square.

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 2 Question 1
Deriving algebraic expressions by RL
How to use letters to represent quantities of things - and how to express less or more than the letter quantities.

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 2 Question 2
Finding the mean from missing numbers by RL
The arithmetic mean and how to find it including when a number is missing

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 2 Question 3
Using brackets in algebra by RL
Making sure you can use brackets and multiply out the terms correctly.

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 2 Question 4
Two sides of a ratio by RL
This question looks at the ratio 4:5.

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 2 Question 5
Graphs - comparing the range and time by RL
This is quite tricky - it needs careful reading off the graph

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 2 Question 6
Hiring a boat - fixed and variable costs - algebra by RL
Well I like algebra so that is what I would use! Can be done in your head (maybe...!)

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 2 Question 7
Who likes coffee and tea - Venn diagrams by RL
Using Venn diagrams to work out percentages.

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 2 Question 8
Lowest common denominators for comparing fractions by RL
This compares 7ths and 9ths - which requires a LCD of 63rds. Needs a bit of thought and explanation

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 2 Question 9
Find two numbers that multiply to 9 by RL
We are trying to find two numbers which are exactly 1 apart which multiply to 9

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 2 Question 10
Pie Charts and Percentages by RL
Using a pie chart marked with percentages to find numbers of children in a class.

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 2 Question 11
Perimeter of a semi-circle by RL
Practices perimeter, but also pi

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Maths Level 6 2014 Paper 2 Question 12
How old is the baby? by RL
Converting one million seconds into days!

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2013

Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 1
Percentages and Probabilities by RL
Expressing a percentage as a probability - and vice versa.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 2
Number Towers by RL
Find the missing numbers, which when multiplied equal the number above them in the tower

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 3
Perimeter of Shapes by RL
Tests the properties of shapes by working out their side lengths which must add to a perimeter of 36

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 4
Equation manipulation by RL
Basic re-ordering of equations and changing of the subject of the equation

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 5
What is 10% of a half by RL
Some manipulation of percentages and fractions - and converting between the two

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 6
Sequences of shapes - re-arranging equations by RL
Basic re-ordering of equations and changing of the subject of the equation. Also consider sequences.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 7
Fractions of a circle by RL
Working out areas of a circle given a known fraction

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 8
Perimeter and area of rectangles by RL
Prove that rectangles with the same perimeter do not necessarily have the same area.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 9
Sandwiches - Cheese or Tuna - any salad anyone? by RL
Logically work through how many sandwiches have cheese without salad from facts about other sandwiches.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 10
Ratio - the heights of Russian dolls by RL
Requires students to reduce ratio down to its simplest form then apply it to a new dimension

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 11
Multiplying out brackets by RL
make sure you multiply the brackets and solve the equation

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 12
Missing Coordinates of triangles by RL
Quite difficult to identify the missing coordinates - unless you can spot the properties of the three triangles.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 1 Question 13
Draw a cuboid with the same volume as a cube by RL
Use the dreaded isometric paper to stretch the cube out - make sure you draw carefully!

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 2 Question 1
Checking Algebra by RL
Uses algebra to check the truth of certain statements. Take care with the brackets!

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 2 Question 2
Polar Bears and Elephants - yes really! by RL
More algebra is handy here - the bear is three times the weight of the elephant...the elephant is a baby!

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 2 Question 3
Finding a missing angle by RL
A spot of detective work using knowledge of isosceles triangles and squares to find a missing angle.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 2 Question 4
Correlation by RL
Real statistics - describing patterns in scatter diagrams.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 2 Question 5
Searching for Prime Numbers by RL
Some place value work and then a search for missing prime numbers.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 2 Question 6
Converting percentages by RL
You need to understand a chart, then convert percentages of boys and girls into actual numbers.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 2 Question 7
Finding the Mean by RL
This problem requires you to understand that the mean is the sum of a set of numbers divided by how many there are.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 2 Question 8
Calculating volume of a shape by RL
Volume requires three dimensions - so how long will it take to fill the tank?

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 2 Question 9
Cube numbers to the nearest decimal place by RL
Tricky question requiring careful reading and a systematic trial and improvement approach.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 2 Question 10
How much does a label cost? by RL
A fairly straightforward word problem requiring a calculator for division, and then a rounding up at the end.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 2 Question 11
Probability and Ratio by RL
A probability question best solved by considering the ratio of counters in a bag.

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Maths Level 6 2013 Paper 2 Question 12
The area of a trapezium by RL
Work out the area by dividing the irregular trapezium into a rectangle and a triangle.

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