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A look at the mental arithmetic section of the QTS Numeracy Skills Test and how trainee teachers should deal with the questions in order to pass.
Maths consultant Malcolm Shay explains how many teachers in training find mental arithmetic the most stressful part of the QTS Numeracy Skills Test, and NQTs 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.
Part of the series: Passing the QTS Numeracy Test