Bit of a controversy in the UK recently over SATs tests for ten and eleven year old school kids. Here's ten sample questions from previous (presumably easier) test papers, how many correct answers can you get?

Question 1

A box of crisps contains three different flavours. A quarter of the packets are prawn cocktail flavour. The probability of picking cheese and onion flavour is 30% What is the probability of picking salt and vinegar flavour?

Question 2

Here is an equation.

m – 2n = 10 When n = 20 what is the value of m?

Question 3

What is 10% of a half?

Question 4

Megan says, ‘If two rectangles have the same perimeter, they must have the same area.’ Is she correct? Explain your answer.

Question 5

Solve this equation. 7y + 12 = 5y + 40

Question 6

Runa and Jon each start with the same number. Runa rounds the number to the nearest hundred. Jon rounds the number to the nearest ten. Runa’s answer is double Jon’s answer. Explain how this can be.

Question 7

Cleo has 24 centimetre cubes. She uses all 24 cubes to make a cuboid with dimensions 6cm, 2cm and 2cm. Write the dimensions of a different cuboid she can make using all 24 cubes.

Question 8

One gram of gold costs £32.94. What is the cost of half a kilogram of gold?

Question 9

Jack chose a number. He multiplied the number by 7. Then he added 85. His answer was 953. What number did he start with?

Question 10

A machine pours 250 millilitres of juice every 4 seconds. How many litres of juice does the machine pour every minute?

Good luck with that! Scroll down the page on the Independent for the

answers.