A fear of the unknown can contribute to uneasiness and anxiety in the lead up to NAPLAN. To help reassure your child, try taking them through the practice tests we have provided below. It is a simple way to give your child the opportunity to see the style of the test before taking it on the day, and the realise that there is no need to be afraid.
The two tests for Numeracy assess students on fractions, shapes, place value, transformations, maps and locations, and real-world problems. The Numeracy tests contain two types of items: multiple-choice and constructed response. In Years 7 and 9, students sit two numeracy tests; one which does not allow the use of a calculator, and one in which a calculator is permitted.
We’ve put together a comprehensive list of resources from education departments around the country. Click the links below to find practice tests and answers for your child’s study preparation:
Year 9 Numeracy Example Test (calc allowed)
Year 9 Numeracy Example Test (no calc allowed)
Year 9 Numeracy Set 1
Year 9 Numeracy Set 2
Year 9 Numeracy Set 3
Year 9 Numeracy Set 4
Year 9 Numeracy Set 5
Year 9 Numeracy Set 6
Year 9 Numeracy Set 8
Year 9 Numeracy Set 9
Year 9 Numeracy Set 10
Year 9 Sample Numeracy Questions (calc allowed)
Year 9 Sample Numeracy Questions (no calc allowed)
Keeping children engaged and motivated can be difficult during NAPLAN. Adding an online resource can keep things interesting. There are resources that include animations, sound, game-like elements, and most importantly, high-quality educational content to ensure your child continues to improve on their regular classroom work while practicing essential NAPLAN skills. Many of these resources are available on iPad, Android devices and of course, your home computer.
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