The CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Battery consists of two types of tests.
- Number Series
- Number Analogies
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The Cognitive Ability Test: CAT4is a standardised cognitive test. It provides insights into children’s’ ability to reason across 4 fields: verbal, non-verbal, mathematical and spatial as compared to the national average. For more information on CAT4 tests visit our CAT4 Practice page.
Number series questions are used to test ‘number logic’. The questions consist of a series of numbers with one number missing. You will then need to find the missing number. These question types assess logical thinking.
For example: 4, 7, 12, 15, 20, ?
Number analogy questions are presented to identify relationships, similarities or differences, and dissimilarities in a series or between groups of numbers.
Get children interested in learning to read
Reading is such a fundamental starting block for any learning. It is the main channel for learning in most schools or educational settings and a necessity for future academic achievement in mainstream education.
Children are however not always ready for the world of reading by the time they go to school. The reason for this is as important as the solution. Some of these reasons or causes for why they may not be susceptible to the world of reading are exactly what you need to identify in order to find the best solutions.
- A younger sibling might feel intimidated by the reading ability of the older. Best solutions would include reading separately with the younger sibling to build their confidence.
- A child may not be developmentally ready for reading. Ways to help with this is to
- Make sure your child knows their sounds. This can be tricky as English is not a phonetical language. Find games, whether on screen or paper to help them learn the rules. Teach Your Monster To Read has been a favourite for us.
- Start off with pictures, discussing the story told by these and developing a curiosity for the story and expressing themselves in language.
- Follow your child’s reading with your finger to give them a point to focus on.
- Find stories that interest them. Whether they are into dinosaurs, princesses or space. Topics that interest them is the key.
Put pressure on your child to start reading
We all do things in our own time, but a negative feeling towards reading can last a lifetime. Instead, focus on creating a love for reading by reading them stories from a young age. When they are ready they will want to carry on finding the stories they love. Children will more readily follow what you do, so also make sure to show them that you make time to read your own books.