The Following are the top 10 Numeracy Skills Test books. These books have been reviewed by our numeracy skills tests experts who have come up with the definitive list to supplement your numeracy skills studies. However, remember that no book is ever a substitute for practice tests. To access 21 practice tests click here.
Comment: This numeracy skills test book is possibly the most popular amongst prospective teachers. With a selection of written mental arithmetic questions and explanations of how to complete problems such as cumulative frequency curves, this book is useful but is again is no substitute for actually practising numeracy skills test questions in the real format of the exam like QTS Maths Tutor offers.
Comment: Another useful numeracy skills test book. Although this is a reasonably new release the content is almost identical to the previous version released in 2014 and 2015 reflecting the fact that the test hasn’t changed much in this time. If you know someone with the 2014 version of the Vali Nasser book then this will certainly suffice.
Comment: This is another numeracy skills test book in the Mark Patmore series. As an older book it is less relevant in comparison to the newer book in our list but again contains a lot of the same material. The advantage of the older book is that it is much cheaper. Because you won’t really use any numeracy skills book for your main practice then this book may be suitable.
Comment: The advantage of this numeracy skills test book is that it enables you to also prepare for the literacy skills test as well. Like the other books it contains written version of similar style questions as you will see in the mental arithmetic section. This is another numeracy skills book which is good for casual practice and will supplement revision when you are tired of practicing test questions on the screen.
Comment: This is the third book out of our 10 which has Mark Patmore listed in the authors list. Again it is a slightly older book being published in 2013 but like the others contains box plot, cumulative frequency questions along with a wide range of topics from the governments guidelines. As far as numeracy skills test books go this is as good as any.
Comment: This book has been produced to promote the website QTS Skills.com. It does contain a good introduction into the test and the explanation of the test format, timings and common issues people have is also clearly described. The content is obviously aimed at the professional numeracy skills test but is limited in terms of how accurately it reflects the governments guidelines and some of the question types. To summarise, a good insight into how the professional numeracy skills test works, but other books are possibly better in terms of content and question types.
Comment: This was a good numeracy skills test when it first came out but appears a little dated now. Is still a solid resource for the core concepts within the numeracy skills test but lacks the relevancy as it is more aimed at maths competencies for general reasoning tests and isn’t aimed specifically at the numeracy skills test.
Comment: A useful numeracy skills book with the added benefit of having content in their aimed at the literacy skills test; however the price reflects this so you may as well buy the books separately in terms of costs. On content, the mental arithmetic questions are pretty accurate, all be it in written form. Another good book to introduce you into the numeracy skills test but again, like many others it is not an effective replacement for proper online interactive tests.
Comment: One of the newest numeracy skills test books out there so not as much user feedback on this one. From our analysis the question types for both the mental arithmetic section and the graphs in the written section seem to accurately reflect the content set out in the governments guidelines. A handy book to have if you have some time on your hands and you don’t have access to a screen, so you can get those extra bits of practise in whilst you are away from your desk. As with all the numeracy skills books in this review page, a good book, a good introduction but no substitute for authentic numeracy skills practice tests.