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# Week 16 Tutor Doctor Buckinghamshire

Welcome. After a break while I focus on my English GCSE students, the 11+ blog continues! This week we look at area and perimeter, subjects that are almost guaranteed to come up on the Bucks 11+ exam paper. We get to the end of the sample non-Verbal Reasoning paper for GL assessment. (There is another paper to come!) We do another section of Verbal Reasoning – Codes. And we look at abbreviations.

# Maths

Perimeter – outside

#### Check out the BBC’s Bitesize explanations for understanding and calculating the perimeter of various shapes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zsr4k7h

Area – inside

Test your estimating skills for measuring area with this fun game.

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L383/L383/index.html#

Watch the Chuckle Brothers figure out how to get it right.

https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/zfmtfg8

Test your skill calculating areas using this tool.

http://www.skoool.com.eg/english/skoool_bundle/content/primary/maths/area/index.html

Watch the video for tips on calculating the area of irregular shapes.

https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/zwsvcdm

Area and Perimeter – mixed practice

Discover the difference between perimeter and area with this fun colour block and grid tool.

http://toytheater.com/area-perimeter-explorer/

A wonderful way to explain how area and perimeter is needed in a job to estimate how much material you need to fit skirting board or carpet in your home.

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mesg/html/math6web/index.html?page=lessons&lesson=m6lessonshell12.swf

Animated explanations and activities.

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me5l/html/math5.html?goLesson=12

Fun video for descriptions on how to calculate the area and perimeter of various shapes.

https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/zq8hfrd

A fun video to learn about area and perimeter.

https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/zxs34wx

Animated explanations and activities.

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me5l/html/math5.html?goLesson=13

Area and Perimeter Practice Questions:

To be able to do these, you will need to know about the properties of shapes:

# Non-Verbal Reasoning

Top box is...?

Bottom box is...?

Top box is...?

Bottom box is...?

Top box is...?

Bottom box is...?

Top box is...?

Bottom box is...?

Top box is...?

Bottom box...?

That is the end of the familiarisation test.

# English

ACRONYMs – where the first letter stands for a word, and all the letters add up to make a new word!

Eg NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

SCUBA ..................................................................................................................

RAF ........................................................................................................................

NATO ....................................................................................................................

RAM ......................................................................................................................

BRA .......................................................................................................................

LASER ..................................................................................................................

AIDS ......................................................................................................................

FIFA .......................................................................................................................

LOL ........................................................................................................................

Phrase Bank

Capitalisations – where the first letters don’t add up to make a new word

The Capitalisation for the National Health Service is ..............................NHS

BBC........................................................................................................................

ITV..........................................................................................................................

Capitalisations – where the first letters don’t add up to make a new word

The Capitalisation for the National Health Service is ..............................NHS

BBC........................................................................................................................

ITV..........................................................................................................................

CIA..........................................................................................................................

FBI .........................................................................................................................

UAE .......................................................................................................................

BA ..........................................................................................................................

AI ...........................................................................................................................

UN ..........................................................................................................................

WWW ....................................................................................................................

GP ..........................................................................................................................

FAQ .......................................................................................................................

PSI ..........................................................................................................................

RSPCA ...................................................................................................................

PETA .....................................................................................................................

NSPCC ...................................................................................................................

Abbreviations

The abbreviation for the word abbreviation is abbr, abbrv, or abbrev.

Mt is an abbreviation for.........................................................................................

St is an abbreviation for..........................................................................................

Met is an abbreviation for.......................................................................................

DNA........................................................................................................................

Med is an abbreviation for......................................................................................

Ltd is an abbreviation for........................................................................................

Utd is an abbreviation for.......................................................................................

InterPol is an abbreviation for................................................................................

Gestapo is an abbreviation for................................................................................

Dr is an abbreviation for.........................................................................................

Mr is an abbreviation for........................................................................................

Ave is an abbreviation for.......................................................................................

Rd is an abbreviation for.........................................................................................

Oz is an abbreviation for.........................................................................................

Llb is an abbreviation for........................................................................................

Misc is an abbreviation for.....................................................................................

Prof is an abbreviation for......................................................................................

Dept is an abbreviation for......................................................................................

Snr is an abbreviation for........................................................................................

Jnr is an abbreviation for........................................................................................