ARITHMETIC

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • How to add numbers (including decimals).
  • How to subtract numbers (including decimals).
  • How to multiply numbers (including decimals).
  • How to divide numbers (including decimals).
  • How to round numbers to a given degree of accuracy.

1. SAMPLE ADDITION QUESTION (NON-CALCULATOR)

Work out seven point three plus four point eight five.

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12.15

2. SAMPLE SUBTRACTION QUESTION (NON-CALCULATOR)

Work out nine point two take away six point four.

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2.8

3. SAMPLE MULTIPLICATION QUESTION (NON-CALCULATOR)

Work out three hundred and sixty-six multiplied by forty-three.

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15738

4. SAMPLE DIVISION QUESTION (NON-CALCULATOR)

What is fourteen point four divided by zero point three?

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48

5. SAMPLE ROUNDING QUESTION (NON-CALCULATOR)

Round fifteen point six eight four to one decimal place.

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15.7

The ‘Guide to the QTS Numeracy Skills Test’ book contains a full chapter on arithmetic, including step-by-step explanations and demonstrations of all the skills that you need to know, and a practice exercise on the topic with 20 questions.

If you would like to be sent fully worked solutions to that exercise, just pop your details in the boxes and we will send them over to you.

If you are still struggling with this topic, we have created a selection of resources to provide all the help you need.

 

  • QTS Numeracy Revision Book – The Guide to the QTS Skills Tests book devotes a whole chapter to the topic of arithmetic, with detailed methods, worked examples and plenty of practice questions for you to have a go at.
  • Practice QTS Numeracy Tests – Want to put your skills to the test and see how ready you are? Take a look at our selection of practice papers for the QTS numeracy test.
  • QTS Numeracy Revision Cheat Sheets – Our cheat sheets boil down everything you need to know to just the key points on the topic. They are a perfect resource for your last minute revision!
  • QTS Numeracy Coaching – Coaching is the ultimate in personalised support. Book your one-on-one Skype video calls where you can work through the issues that you struggle with at a pace that suits you.