11+ Super Selective Maths

30 Advanced Questions -

Author: The 11+ Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992895808


Page: 52

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The 11+ Super Selective MATHS series has been written especially for children who seek 'more than ordinary' mathematical challenges. Filled with questions designed to stimulate thinking rather than simply elicit learned responses, this series provides the challenge that able pupils seek. Selective UK secondary schools are increasingly developing entrance exams that test potential rather than coached learning. As such we do not offer any particular exam format (e.g. CEM Durham, GL Assessment). Instead children's learning will be brought to life by our questions that demand insight and grasp of the fundamental concepts underlying each problem. Our fully worked answers demonstrate different strategies for solving 11+ mathematical challenges. Attractively designed and with ample space inside for pupils to express their working, this series will lead pupils to discover the fun, beauty and elegance of Mathematics! Each book in the 11+ Super Selective MATHS series - Contains 30 stimulating numerical and mathematical reasoning challenges Provides advanced practice material in mathematical thinking at 11+ Includes fully worked answers & explanations Is suitable for use at the very top end of Key Stage 2 and at Key Stage 3 Is suitable for practice for scholarship exams and at 13+"
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Eureka! Challenging Maths and Numerical Reasoning Exam Questions for 11+ Book 1

30 Modern-Style, Multi-Part Questions with Full Step-By-Step Methods, Tips and Tricks

Author: Dr Darrel P Francis Ma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781511607216


Page: 68

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EUREKA! Challenging Maths and Numerical Reasoning Exam Questions for 11+ Preparation Modern-style, long, multi-step questions Full-length answers with full methods Infoboxes with Tips, Tricks and Traps! Cover the breadth of the KS2 syllabus at the depth expected for 11+ Focus your training time on the harder material Space to show your detailed working Part of an extensive multi-book series Preparing for the 11+ Pupils approaching the 11+ Examination face many challenges, including lack of time, uncertainty over what is required, and an ever-changing and secretive testing environment. Plain "mathematics" questions are progressively being replaced with more demanding "numerical reasoning" questions. Selective schools are increasingly interested in not only rote recall of methods but also the ability to understand questions expressed in prose and skilfully apply (sometimes several) mathematical principles to arrive at an answer. The Eureka! 11+ Challenging Maths and Numerical Reasoning series of books to provide focused preparation for pupils and their busy parents. Questions are expressed in words, with the pupils learning the habit of extracting the relevant numbers and key facts. Most questions are multi-part, reflecting the trend in examinations to challenge pupils skills at progressively higher levels as the question unfolds. These questions are the upper echelon of what is tested at 11+. Although they need only Key Stage 2 concepts, they are challenging because they require good command of multiple skills simultaneously. Pupils, and perhaps even parents, will find very few of these questions to be very easy. Thankfully, the real exam will contain many easier questions, but preparation time is best spent on those which present greater challenges and therefore more learning opportunities. When answering the questions Set yourself a target, e.g. "3 questions in half an hour" Write down clearly your steps of working in full to make checking easier Go through the answers soon after doing the questions Do not be sad if you have made mistakes: learn from them Many questions cover areas where even strong pupils are prone to errors Watch out for the Traps described Incorporate the Tips into your methods in future See if the Method suggested is quicker or less open to error than yours For any examination, diligent practice, carefully analysing errors, mulling over methods, and developing and testing your own preferred approaches pay enormous dividends.
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Maths Challenge

Author: Tony Gardiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199147779

Category: Mathematics

Page: 96

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Maths Challenge has been written to provide an enrichment programme for able students at lower secondary level. DT Challenges provide stimulating questions to help students think more deeply about basic mathematical ideas DT Comments and solutions explain the mathematical ideas and provide tips on how to approach later questions DT A Glossary defines all the mathematical terms used in the books in a precise way, making the books self-contained DT Suitable for individual, group,or class work, in school, or at home DT Fully trialled over the last ten years by a group of teachers and advisers led by Tony Gardiner
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On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 9474

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
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Computer Vision

Algorithms and Applications

Author: Richard Szeliski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848829350

Category: Computers

Page: 812

View: 476

Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques. Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/. Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.
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Verbal Reasoning Challenge Test

Author: Stephen McConkey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781873385333

Category: Reasoning

Page: 40

View: 6652

Verbal reasoning involves thinking about words and text, and solving problems related to language. This text is made up of three test packs, each containing 100 questions and answers of the type used by schools and LEAs across the country.
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The Complete Book of Intelligence Tests

500 Exercises to Improve, Upgrade and Enhance Your Mind Strength

Author: Philip Carter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1907312048

Category: Self-Help

Page: 212

View: 4890

Enjoyable mental exercises to help boost performance on IQ tests This engaging book offers readers the ultimate in calisthenics for the brain. Using the same fun, informative, and accessible style that have made his previous books so popular, Philip Carter helps people identify mental strengths and weaknesses, and provides methods for improving memory, boosting creativity, and tuning in to emotional intelligence. Featuring never-before-published tests designed specifically for this book, plus answers for all questions, this latest treasure trove from a MENSA puzzle editor outlines a fun, challenging program for significantly enhancing performance in all areas of intelligence.
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A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 7168

New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
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A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics, Fourth Edition

Author: Martin Liebeck

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498722938

Category: Mathematics

Page: 301

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Accessible to all students with a sound background in high school mathematics, A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics, Fourth Edition presents some of the most fundamental and beautiful ideas in pure mathematics. It covers not only standard material but also many interesting topics not usually encountered at this level, such as the theory of solving cubic equations; Euler’s formula for the numbers of corners, edges, and faces of a solid object and the five Platonic solids; the use of prime numbers to encode and decode secret information; the theory of how to compare the sizes of two infinite sets; and the rigorous theory of limits and continuous functions. New to the Fourth Edition Two new chapters that serve as an introduction to abstract algebra via the theory of groups, covering abstract reasoning as well as many examples and applications New material on inequalities, counting methods, the inclusion-exclusion principle, and Euler’s phi function Numerous new exercises, with solutions to the odd-numbered ones Through careful explanations and examples, this popular textbook illustrates the power and beauty of basic mathematical concepts in number theory, discrete mathematics, analysis, and abstract algebra. Written in a rigorous yet accessible style, it continues to provide a robust bridge between high school and higher-level mathematics, enabling students to study more advanced courses in abstract algebra and analysis.
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Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood

Paths Toward Excellence and Equity

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309147439

Category: Education

Page: 398

View: 9101

Early childhood mathematics is vitally important for young children's present and future educational success. Research demonstrates that virtually all young children have the capability to learn and become competent in mathematics. Furthermore, young children enjoy their early informal experiences with mathematics. Unfortunately, many children's potential in mathematics is not fully realized, especially those children who are economically disadvantaged. This is due, in part, to a lack of opportunities to learn mathematics in early childhood settings or through everyday experiences in the home and in their communities. Improvements in early childhood mathematics education can provide young children with the foundation for school success. Relying on a comprehensive review of the research, Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood lays out the critical areas that should be the focus of young children's early mathematics education, explores the extent to which they are currently being incorporated in early childhood settings, and identifies the changes needed to improve the quality of mathematics experiences for young children. This book serves as a call to action to improve the state of early childhood mathematics. It will be especially useful for policy makers and practitioners-those who work directly with children and their families in shaping the policies that affect the education of young children.
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Op Amps for Everyone

Author: Bruce Carter,Ron Mancini

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0128116471

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 484

View: 6741

Op Amps for Everyone, Fifth Edition, will help you design circuits that are reliable, have low power consumption, and can be implemented in as small a size as possible at the lowest possible cost. It bridges the gap between the theoretical and practical by giving pragmatic solutions using components that are available in the real world from distributors. The book does not just give a design with a transfer function; instead, it provides design tools based on transfer function, getting you to a working circuit so you can make the right decision on which op amp is best for the job at hand. With this book you will learn: single op amp designs that get the most out of every amplifier; which specifications are of most importance to your design, enabling you to narrow down the list of amplifiers to those few that are most suitable; strategies for making simple tweaks to the design—changes that are often apparent once a prototype has been constructed; how to design for hostile environments—extreme temperatures, high levels of shock, vibration, and radiation—by knowing which circuit parameters are likely to degrade and how to counteract that degradation. Features real world op amp selection guides Teaches which op amp is best for the job Includes design circuits with real world component values Contains guidelines for developing the entire signal chain, from specification for the transducer to power supply and data converter Includes new coverage of negative regulation techniques and op amp stability, negative regulation techniques, extended electronics theory and troubleshooting
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The Case against Perfection

Author: Michael J Sandel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674043065

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 9384

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This Time Is Different

Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

Author: Carmen M. Reinhart,Kenneth Rogoff

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691152640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 463

View: 1235

Examines financial crises of the past and discusses similarities between these events and the current crisis, presenting and comparing historical patterns in bank failures, inflation, debt, currency, housing, employment, and government spending.
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Year 5 Naplan*-style Tests

Author: James A. Athanasou,Angella Deftereos

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 1741251737

Category: English language

Page: 179

View: 3753

This book is designed for parents who want to help their children and for teachers who wish to prepare their class for the NAPLAN Tests. NAPLAN Tests are sat by Year 5 students Australia-wide. These tests are held in May every year. The tests are in Literacy and Numeracy.
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The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 6891

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.
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Toman's Tuberculosis

Case Detection, Treatment, and Monitoring : Questions and Answers

Author: K. Toman,World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241546034

Category: Medical

Page: 332

View: 8343

This is the second edition of a reference work aimed at all those concerned with dealing with tuberculosis control in developing countries. The book follows in the tradition of Kurt Toman's original work in this field, with the text set out in a question and answer format, grouped under three headings: case detection; treatment, and monitoring. The threat of tuberculosis is still potent, with two million deaths globally. This new edition, containing contributions from a number of experts in this field, addresses the resurgence of tuberculosis, and the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacilli, and the growth of HIV-infected individuals with tuberculosis, as well as recent scientific developments.
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Blood on Black

The Case Against the West Memphis 3 Killers

Author: Gary Meece

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692802847


Page: 480

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They did it. The West Memphis 3 are guilty. They are guilty despite what the documentaries, books and news stories have said over and over. Guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. killed three 8-year-olds, Christopher Byers, Michael Moore and Stevie Branch, on May 5, 1993, in a wooded area in West Memphis, Ark. The murders were thrill kills, according to Echols himself. But they were much more than that. Police were struck by the ritualistic aspects. Local dabblers in the occult immediately came under suspicion. Under questioning, Echols, already acknowledged as a witch, flaunted his knowledge of the occult, his theories of how the killings could have "magickal" implications and his insights into how the killer would think and feel. He demonstrated special knowledge about the case beyond the little publicly known. He gave out signals that he was a prime suspect; a series of witnesses further implicated him. A confession broke open the case. The widely accepted WM3 storyline is that inept police and prosecutors, with a howling mob of religious fanatics to placate, somewhat arbitrarily picked out three innocent boys to blame for horrific murders because Damien and his best pal Jason wore black T-shirts, listened to heavy metal music and had funny haircuts and because the third boy, Little Jessie, was practically retarded and thus easily manipulated. Almost every element in that storyline has little relation to reality. The weirdness that drew the attention of authorities stemmed from bad choices by the suspects rather than clothing, haircuts or rocking out to Megadeth. The West Memphis police did their duty in a diligent if imperfect manner. The investigation was professional and painstaking. Detectives took many statements, followed strange and unpromising leads and administered the polygraph dozens of times. All three of the teens from the trailer parks were convicted. The convictions held up on appeal. Eventually, thanks to Hollywood celebrities and misleading documentaries that left out crucial evidence, the killers who became the West Memphis 3 walked free. No exonerating evidence, despite many years of investigation and a defense fund in the millions of dollars, has been produced. None of the three has a credible alibi. The mainstream media bought into the premise that "those boys were innocent." By putting the focus on mullet-headed rednecks, drawling overweight cops and righteously angry Christians, the media played upon the most egregious stereotypes of Southern whites, while positioning a murdering sociopath as a hip kid who was just too cool for the uptight hometown idiots. The West Memphis 3 myth was made to order for the familiar narrative of the perceptive young outsider that every hipster and aspiring artist imagines himself to have been. Among the sensitive souls who found a doppelganger of their teen selves in Echols were professional outsiders - such as Johnny Depp and Henry Rollins. In Aleister Crowley's "magickal" system, which Echols embraced in his preteen years, orgasm and ecstasy are equated with death and sacrifice and the sexual fluids are often represented as blood or water. Echols felt he was in transition to a state of being a god, something other than human; he believed that drinking blood invested him with spiritual energy. Echols and "blood brother" Jason formed a pathological dyad, cultivating elaborate violent fantasies. Via the ritual torture, killing and eating of dogs, cats and other animals, they educated themselves in the curriculum of occult murder. The lurking allure of a "thrill kill" finally became irresistible when the killing time coincided with sunset, the rise of a full moon and the pagan holiday of Beltane.
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Physics for Degree Students B.Sc.First Year

Author: C L Arora

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 8121933501

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 1001

For B.Sc I yr students as per the new syllabus of UGC curriculum for all Indian Universities. The present book has two sections. Section I covers 1 which includes chapters on Mechanics, oscillations and Properties of Matter. Section II covers course 2 which includes chapters on Electricity, Magnetism and Electromagnetic theory.
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