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Arithmetic and Reasoning

Discussion in 'Primary' started by misshughessph, May 11, 2016.

  1. Milgod

    Milgod Established commenter

    So . . .now that we can talk about them, what was the question that wasn't on the curriculum and which one had two possible answers?
  2. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    I think it was the percentage one where it said ( cant remember the numbers but something like )
    15% x 450. ( rather than the usual 15% OF 450
    Some children worked out 15% of 450 and then multiplied this BY 450:mad:
    cassandramark2 likes this.
  3. Milgod

    Milgod Established commenter

    I thought that would be the tough one. I imagine it threw a fair few children. There is still only one answer though.

    The one that was 2/5 x 140 was a bit mean as the mark scheme only accepts 56, not 280/5.
  4. nicbeevers

    nicbeevers New commenter

    Not sure if this had been commented on before but I opened a couple of MLP (modified large print) versions of the arithmetic paper for two girls only to find the print smaller than the standard version. 1 managed to see it, the other opted for the standard as she couldn't read the "large" print. Does anyone check this stuff?
  5. OG19

    OG19 New commenter

    Please can a maths expert let me know if 280/5 is acceptable as an answer.

    On the sample test, question 30 is 17 x 1 1/2 .

    The answer given is 25 1/2 and the additional guidance says...Accept equivalent fractions or an exact decimal equivalent, e.g. 25.5

    Is there a mathematical reason why equivalent fractions aren't specified in the additional guidance for this year's question?
  6. teacup71

    teacup71 Occasional commenter

    I think I remember reading in the instructions (which we read out at the beginning of the test ) that if the question had a mixed fraction the answer should be given as a mixed fraction...something along those lines anyway.
  7. OG19

    OG19 New commenter

    Cheers for the reply.
    It says in the instructions...For questions expressed as common fractions or mixed numbers, you should give your answers as common fractions or mixed numbers...so I'm still baffled.
  8. MrsDrink

    MrsDrink New commenter

    The mark scheme is available online.
  9. Maths_Shed

    Maths_Shed Occasional commenter

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