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KS2 sats Mark scheme - can informal methods be used for long multiply?

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by tomjenkins1983, Nov 9, 2019 at 10:37 AM.

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  1. Asking for my daughter in y6.
    She uses napiers bones for long multiplication. The mark scheme states 2 marks to be awarded for correct answer. Only a formal column method is shown, and states 1 mark can be awarded if certain procedure is followed. I can't see anything in the guidance notes about alternative methods.
    I am taking from this implicitly that if the answer is correct it is awarded 2/2 regardless of the method. If it is wrong then it will be 0/2 unless a formal column method is used, in which case possibly 1/2 will be awarded.
    Is this correct?
     
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