NAPLAN Practice Questions and Explanations

To help your child prepare for the NAPLAN, we wrote four maths questions for years 3, 5, 7, and 9 and included explanations for the answers. Our aim is to help your child understand the material and the reasoning behind it.

Practise now with our free NAPLAN sample numeracy questions.


Five Tips to Ace the NAPLAN Test

  • Practice makes perfect. The NAPLAN assesses skills rather than knowledge in the fields of numeracy and literacy. These skills are essential to a student's success in his or her current grade as well as future college and career. Practice is the surest way to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge. Try our NAPLAN practice pack now and start preparing today.
  • Communicate with your child's teachers. Ask your child's teachers if your child struggles with any of the topics he or she will later be tested on. Talk openly and honestly about your child's hardships, coordinate a plan to ensure your child's success, and focus his or her practice routine. Keep monitoring your child's progress in school to address challenges.
  • Turn weaknesses into strengths. Find the concepts, techniques, or applications that challenge your child and tackle them head on. Mastering a difficult concept will increase your child's confidence and improve his or her grade in the class. It can also help to improve your child's learning process and problem-solving skills.
  • Review your work. Teach your child to outline his or her solution for each problem. Whether it is a written response or a mathematical question, solving problems in a step-by-step and tidy manner illustrates one's thought process and helps to prevent mistakes. When the steps are clearly written, or the argument clearly developed, it is easier to find the solution.
  • Use a studying schedule. Students should study a few hours each day to ensure they master the skills on which they are being tested. Regular practice will help them develop the understanding and reasoning measured by the NAPLAN. Start practising today with our NAPLAN practice packs.

On the NAPLAN Test Day

Here are four tips to help you prepare your child for the day of the NAPLAN test:

  • Pack the night before. Bring pencils, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, and a calculator (if the test requires it). Pack everything you need the day before so you won't have to look for it on the day of the test.
  • Get a good night's rest before the test. Doing so will help to ensure your child remains alert and focused throughout the exam.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast to start the day. Eating a healthy breakfast will ensure your child has plenty of energy to tackle the four-hour exam.
  • Smile. Your child has prepared and studied for the test, so it is best to maintain a positive and relaxed attitude. Your child should be familiar with the test's format and material by the time he or she takes the exam, so there is no need to apply extra pressure on the day of the test.

NAPLAN Practice Tests – Online

The NAPLAN is an important test that can influence and shape your child's academic path. Therefore, it is crucial to prepare for the test ahead of time. Prepare your child for the NAPLAN with JobTestPrep’s NAPLAN test practice pack. The NAPLAN practice pack includes realistic practice tests, detailed answer explanations, and helpful study guides, allowing your child to become familiar with the test's structure and providing him or her with the confidence needed to succeed.


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