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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.

  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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