Category Archives: Maths

Advent Calendar Day 23 – Gingerbread Puzzle

Your Better Tuition Advent challenge today is a fun maths puzzle.     Ava is making gingerbread men for Christmas. She uses 2 raisins for eyes and 3 raisins for buttons for each gingerbread man. She buys 4 boxes of raisins, each with 120 … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar Day 20 – A Solstice Puzzle

Your Better Tuition Advent challenge today is a fun maths puzzle. Welcome to Day 20 of Better Tuition’s Winter Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a Christmas maths problem for you.   Maths Problem: December 21st is the winter solstice: the shortest and darkest day of the year. … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar Day 21 – Mince Pie Maths

Welcome to Day 21 of Better Tuition’s Winter Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a Christmas maths problem for you. Return to our advent calendar. Santa visits eight houses in twenty minutes.  In each he eats the following amounts of mince pie: 2, 4, 1, … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar Day 18: Star of Wonder

Your challenge today is to calculate the angles on the star below. You can visit Better Tuition’s Advent Activity Calendar every day until 24th December for a fun learning activity in maths, English, verbal or non-verbal reasoning. You may also like to … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar Day 15 – a Circular Christmas

Today’s advent challenge is to label the parts of a circular bauble. Return to our Advent Activity Calendar. Visit our download store to download 100 Winter Word Problems absolutely FREE. Does your child need extra help with maths? Whether s/he … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar: Day 13 – Time for Maths

Welcome to Day13 of Better Tuition’s Winter Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a set of Christmas maths problems for you. Return to our advent calendar. Today is Saturday, 23rd December 2017.  The current time is 10:03.  The start of December 2017 was at 00:00 … Continue reading

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Advent Activity Calendar – Day 8 – Properties of Shape

Welcome to Day 8 of our Advent Activity Calendar. Let’s take a look at the presents under the Christmas tree and answer some questions. 1. What shape are all three gifts? 2. How many vertices does each gift have? 3.The … Continue reading

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Free and Low-Cost Downloads from Better Tuition

We have recently updated our download store so that it’s even more straightforward to use. If you haven’t visited it yet, do take a look: you will find FREE practice entrance exam/ 11 plus papers, covering maths, English, verbal and … Continue reading

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GCSE Maths Tuition: 8-Week Grade Booster

Is your Year 11 child struggling to get to grips with the new GCSE Maths syllabus? As the date of the examinations draws nearer, many students are finding that higher expectations, combined with a broader range of questions add up … Continue reading

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Multiple GCSE resits: do we need a change?

“Almost 80% of pupils in England who do not achieve a C grade in GCSE maths or English fail to attain this mark during their resits. It is leaving hundreds of thousands of students stuck in a cycle of exams.” … Continue reading

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