Hi, I would like to find out if anyone can suggest any help. My son have prblems with laying out answers to maths questions. He is year 8 now. When he gets to GCSE, he will have problems and certainly he can't do that at university, I seem to think that this is a widespread problem in schools. If it is, how can schools help to correct it? Many thanks for your help. Examples below... 1) 3x + 2y = 5 2y = 5 -3x = (5 - 3x)/2 2) Given a set of questions on a question sheet, students tend to answer the questions on the sheet as much as possible even though there is not enough space on the sheet. They do not put the answer on an A4 paper. 3) When putting answers on A4 paper, they do not write down the equation or the important informations on the A4 first... e.g. 2packs costs £3.20 5 packs costs £5 Which is cheaper? Instead they would simply do the workings or simply write the answers. 4) Also when they write numbers, 0 looks like 6 . 5) When plotting a graph, there is no graph title, no tic marks and no x and y-axis labels.