Part 3: The QTS Mental Arithmetic Test

Tips for the mental arithmetic part of the QTS Numeracy Test What?s the QTS Mental Arithmetic Test like and how should trainee teachers deal with the questions in it?
In the third second video in the series, maths consultant Malcolm Shay explains how many teachers in training find the mental arithmetic the most stressful part of the QTS Numeracy Skills Test, and newly qualified teachers who have recently taken the test recall their experiences.
In the mental arithmetic test, a pre-recorded voice reads the questions, which have to be answered in a set time, so Malcolm suggests some simple techniques to help reduce the stress and to deal with what are in reality fairly straightforward questions.

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