# Warwick Tutor Blog

Warwick Tutor Blog – articles about maths, 11+ and IT. Useful resources, and tips and tricks.

18th January, 2021

## How to Add Fractions (and Multiply and Divide Fractions)

How to Add Fractions (and Subtract, Multiply and Divide) – with FREE to download resources for revision

## How to Find Fraction of an Amount

What is a fraction?

A fraction is part of a whole. It could be 1/4 of a cake, or 3/5 of £15.00.

This resource shows how to find fraction of an amount.

## How do you change an improper fraction to a mixed number?

How do you change an improper fraction to a mixed number?

What is a mixed number? A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction.

## Fraction Decimal Percentage Conversion Triangle

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages are all different ways of expressing the same thing – part of a whole. This resource shows how to convert between the three.

## How do you calculate the volume of a pizza?

It is basically the same method to calculate the volume of a cylinder, but with a side-order of fun. Here I show how to calculate volumes of various 3D shapes.

## Nothing says, “Thank you” better than cake!

WOW! I love this owl thank-you cake, from one of my pupils who has finished her tuition with me after nearly two years. I wish her well in all her future…

## Multiplying by 10 and 100

Multiplying by 10 and 100 – Looking for easy to use resources explaining how to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 etc? Here I have created and gathered some useful resources, free to download, for explaining how to multiply…

## “Think of a Number” Trick – how do you do it?

You will have heard of that party trick where someone says, “Think of a number” then they get you to add on something, double it, take away something, add 5, halve it, etc, etc, and then they tell you the number you now have?

WOW! How do they do that? Is it magic? Kind of….. It’s mathematical magic! Let me try to explain.

## Private School entrance exams in and around Warwick

Are you considering applying for private school in Warwickshire? Did you know that each private school has its own entrance exams and timetable (usually in the Autumn when your child is in year 6). If your child is currently in year 4 or 5, now is the time to look ahead…

## What is the best dictionary for kids?

They are a very useful resource for school, and for preparing for the 11 plus and school entrance exams, so it is important to find one suitable for their age.

## How to calculate the area and circumference of a circle

Do you want an easy way to remember how to calculate the area and circumference of a circle? Here is a great little poem to help…

## The 11+ results are in!

I heard some GREAT news from a couple of my 11+ pupils yesterday. They have ranked highly enough in September’s 11+ exam that they stand a very good chance of getting a place at their chosen grammar school! Both worked very hard for the past two years, and really deserve every success.

## 11+ Top Tips

11+ Top Tips for the day – read top tips from an experienced 11+ tutor with proven experience!

## FIRST week in September – back to school

FIRST week in September (back to school etc) is also the LAST week of preparations before the 11+ this Saturday. This means time for me to say goodbye to those students, some I’ve known for nearly two years – love the thank you owls ???? (see below) ❤️ After their hard work, I wish all those sitting the 11+

## Received a thank you card in the post today from one of my GCSE students this year

Thank you for all the help and support you gave me whilst I was revising for my maths exams. It gave me more confidence in my ability and helped me to gain a greater understanding of the subject.