UK News Are YOU smarter than an 11-year-old? Mock SATs exam leaves adults stumped in shocking new TV experiment

08:16  10 april  2018
08:16  10 april  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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As year six students across the country nervously prepare to take their SATs tests, a group of adults are going back to try their hand at the exams meant for 11-year-olds - with some very surprising results.

Channel 4's Class Of Mum And Dad gets 19 parents to take the exams - but more than half failed them on their first go.

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The adults, who include a legal secretary, a managing director, a percussionist and a physiotherapist, are expected to do everything school children do, including eating the school dinners, SAT tests and homework.

In fact one parent, Julia, 47, ended up crying in the toilets when she struggled to answer maths questions.

But how would you do in your SATs as an adult? Take the test below to find out?

Maths

1. 779 X 68

2. 7.1 – 0.9

3. 3692 ÷ 71

4. 26,734 + 45,659

5. 6 pencils cost £1.68 - 3 pencils and 1 rubber cost £1.09 - What is the cost of 1 rubber?

6. A packet contains 1.5kg of oats. Every day Maria uses 50g of oats to make porridge. How many days does the packet of oats last?

a person in a room: One parent Julia, 47, struggled to answer the maths questions on the SATs paper, which has sums similar to the ones that will be on the real papers this May © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited One parent Julia, 47, struggled to answer the maths questions on the SATs paper, which has sums similar to the ones that will be on the real papers this May

7. Circle two numbers that add together to equal 0.25 - 0.05 0.23 0.2 0.5

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8. Find all the common factors of 24 and 36.

9. How many prime factors does the number 26 have? What are they?

10. What are the prime numbers between 50 and 60?

SPAG - Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar

1. Circle the adverb in the sentence below.

Of all the toys in his huge collection, Craig's little sister liked the cuddly puppy best.

2. Circle the possessive pronoun in the passage below.

The man showed me around the building. He took me to the library and pointed out which classroom was his.

3. Rewrite the sentence below in the active voice. Remember to punctuate your answer correctly.

The vital clues were discovered by the policeman.

4. Circle the object in the sentence below.

My uncle bought a dessert from the supermarket

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5. Insert a semi-colon in the correct place in the sentence below.

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6. Circle all the prepositions in the sentence below.

She walked through the door and sat behind the desk.

7. Write a sentence using the word plant as adverb. Do not change the word.

Remember to punctuate your sentence correctly.

8. Underline the relative clause in the sentence below.

The old house that is next to our school is for sale.

9. Insert a pair of brackets in the correct place in the sentence below.

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10. Insert full stops and capital letters in the passage below so it is punctuated correctly.

Declan has always been fascinated by animals he has read many books about exotic creatures jellyfish interest him the most and he would like to study them when he is older.

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ANSWERS

Maths

1. 52,972

2. 6.2

3: 52

4. 72,393

5. 25p

6. 30 days

7. 0.2 and 0.05

8. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12

9. Two, 2 and 13

10.Answer: 53 and 59

SPAG - Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar

1. Best

2. His

3. The policeman discovered the vital clues.

4. Dessert

5.There are Viking ruins near our house; they are being excavated next month.

6. Through, behind

7. I'm going to plant a tree. (example of correct answer)

8.The old house that is next to our school is for sale.

9.The highest mountain in Great Britain is Ben Nevis (1,344 metres) in Scotland.

10. Declan has always been fascinated by animals. He has read many books about exotic creatures. Jellyfish interest him the most and he would like to study them when he is older.

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