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These videos help you with some of the more difficult SATS questions from recent papers.
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Finding the middle number
by RLBest solved by working out the mean of the two numbers. Slightly trickier when the numbers are negative - but same idea. |

Reading graphs
by RLConsider 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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Missing Numbers multiplication
by RLQuite a frequent question - find the missing numbers in a tower - multiplication and division practice. |

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Fish and Chips in Pie Charts
by RLTeachers' favourite - a fish and chips question! Needs careful study of two pie charts to ensure we understand the numbers involved. |

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The Median and the Range
by RLReading statistics off a chart - no calculation in this one. |

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Fairly Simple Algebra - rearranging
by RLRearranging a simple formula - don't forget to do the same to both sides. |

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Finding and Counting Factors of a series of numbers
by RLSome trial and improvement to find which factors can be contained in the numbers 1-10 |

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Tricky Drawing of Cuboids
by RLUsing the notorious isometric paper - be careful! |

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Percentages and real numbers
by RLConverting percentages into real numbers of children. Needs a careful approach. |

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Equivalent Fractions
by RLYou 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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Cutting up a rectangle and calculating perimeter
by RLSplitting a square into four pieces - what is the perimeter of each new piece? |

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Identifying angles in triangles
by RLCan you find the missing angles in four different triangles - remember, they sum to 180 degrees. |

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How many children in a bar chart?
by RLIs Emma right in saying that there may be more than one child taller than Alfie? |

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Evaluating an algebraic expression
by RLCollect the terms together to solve the problem. |

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Joining numbers to match a rule
by RLThis involves evaluating an equation, and linking cards so that the equation holds true. |

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Buying fruit
by RLYou need two separate measures here - how many grams per pence and how many pence per gram. |

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Ratio - allocating children to different sports
by RLRequires some basic understanding and careful reading of the language used. Ends with a ratio question. |

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Rearranging Formulae (again!)
by RLRequires some basic rearrangement of formulae to make a different subject |

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Probability - more counters in bags
by RLNeeds understanding of probability and careful assessment of the situation described. |

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Volume of two cubic shapes
by RLUnderstand that volume involves three dimensions to work out the height of a cuboid from its volume. |

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Factors Practice
by RLFind the factors of two numbers and see if they are in the set of listed numbers. |

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Probability - rolling two dice
by RLAnswer is a written explanation of why when rolling two dice a nine is more likely than a three. |

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Shading a net of a cube
by RLHorrible question requiring shading of the net of a cube presented at an angle. Think of the roof of a house. |

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Converting percentages into numbers of children
by RLTwo step problem of converting numbers into percent and vice versa. Needs very careful thought. |

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Working with means and totals
by RLIf 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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Areas of rectangles and circles
by RLUses 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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Some Basic Algebra
by RLThis question looks at some basic rearrangement of algebraic terms to solve simple equations. |

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Using Algebra for Perimeter
by RLThis question uses algebra to calculate the perimeter of a shape |

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Mean and Range
by RLWork out a missing number if you know the mean. Can you change the range? |

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Time Distance Graphs
by RLWatch Alfie on his journey to school. When does he overtake his brother? |

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Probability
by RLTricky one looking at counters in a bag - can you add counters and change the probability? |

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Prime Numbers
by RLSome trial and improvement to find pairs of prime numbers adding to 36 |

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Finding Angles in Triangles
by RLIsosceles triangles arranged strangely - can you unpick the angles? |

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Equivalent Fractions
by RLUsing different fractions to add up to a total. Tenths and fifths mostly. |

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3D shapes - Square-based pyramids
by RLPutting two pyramids together and counting edges and faces. |

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Algebra to help find missing numbers
by RLThis looks like a simple missing number problem - but algebra will help get to the solution! |

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Areas of triangles and rectangles
by RLUse your knowledge of rectangles and triangles to work out a small slice of a rectangle. |

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Angles in Pie Charts
by RLWork out how many degrees to give the tomato soup! |

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Tricky Coordinates
by RLThink 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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Deriving algebraic expressions
by RLHow to use letters to represent quantities of things - and how to express less or more than the letter quantities. |

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Finding the mean from missing numbers
by RLThe arithmetic mean and how to find it including when a number is missing |

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Using brackets in algebra
by RLMaking sure you can use brackets and multiply out the terms correctly. |

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Two sides of a ratio
by RLThis question looks at the ratio 4:5. |

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Graphs - comparing the range and time
by RLThis is quite tricky - it needs careful reading off the graph |

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Hiring a boat - fixed and variable costs - algebra
by RLWell I like algebra so that is what I would use! Can be done in your head (maybe...!) |

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Who likes coffee and tea - Venn diagrams
by RLUsing Venn diagrams to work out percentages. |

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Lowest common denominators for comparing fractions
by RLThis compares 7ths and 9ths - which requires a LCD of 63rds. Needs a bit of thought and explanation |

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Find two numbers that multiply to 9
by RLWe are trying to find two numbers which are exactly 1 apart which multiply to 9 |

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Pie Charts and Percentages
by RLUsing a pie chart marked with percentages to find numbers of children in a class. |

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Perimeter of a semi-circle
by RLPractices perimeter, but also pi |

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How old is the baby?
by RLConverting one million seconds into days! |

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Percentages and Probabilities
by RLExpressing a percentage as a probability - and vice versa. |

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Number Towers
by RLFind the missing numbers, which when multiplied equal the number above them in the tower |

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Perimeter of Shapes
by RLTests the properties of shapes by working out their side lengths which must add to a perimeter of 36 |

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Equation manipulation
by RLBasic re-ordering of equations and changing of the subject of the equation |

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What is 10% of a half
by RLSome manipulation of percentages and fractions - and converting between the two |

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Sequences of shapes - re-arranging equations
by RLBasic re-ordering of equations and changing of the subject of the equation. Also consider sequences. |

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Fractions of a circle
by RLWorking out areas of a circle given a known fraction |

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Perimeter and area of rectangles
by RLProve that rectangles with the same perimeter do not necessarily have the same area. |

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Sandwiches - Cheese or Tuna - any salad anyone?
by RLLogically work through how many sandwiches have cheese without salad from facts about other sandwiches. |

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Ratio - the heights of Russian dolls
by RLRequires students to reduce ratio down to its simplest form then apply it to a new dimension |

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Multiplying out brackets
by RLmake sure you multiply the brackets and solve the equation |

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Missing Coordinates of triangles
by RLQuite difficult to identify the missing coordinates - unless you can spot the properties of the three triangles. |

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Draw a cuboid with the same volume as a cube
by RLUse the dreaded isometric paper to stretch the cube out - make sure you draw carefully! |

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Checking Algebra
by RLUses algebra to check the truth of certain statements. Take care with the brackets! |

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Polar Bears and Elephants - yes really!
by RLMore algebra is handy here - the bear is three times the weight of the elephant...the elephant is a baby! |

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Finding a missing angle
by RLA spot of detective work using knowledge of isosceles triangles and squares to find a missing angle. |

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Correlation
by RLReal statistics - describing patterns in scatter diagrams. |

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Searching for Prime Numbers
by RLSome place value work and then a search for missing prime numbers. |

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Converting percentages
by RLYou need to understand a chart, then convert percentages of boys and girls into actual numbers. |

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Finding the Mean
by RLThis 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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Calculating volume of a shape
by RLVolume requires three dimensions - so how long will it take to fill the tank? |

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Cube numbers to the nearest decimal place
by RLTricky question requiring careful reading and a systematic trial and improvement approach. |

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How much does a label cost?
by RLA fairly straightforward word problem requiring a calculator for division, and then a rounding up at the end. |

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Probability and Ratio
by RLA probability question best solved by considering the ratio of counters in a bag. |

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The area of a trapezium
by RLWork out the area by dividing the irregular trapezium into a rectangle and a triangle. |

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My name is Rupert Loader and I am a primary maths teacher in Oxfordshire. I previously taught economics and statistics at The University of Reading. I also run the Kidscapism website.

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