An awesome maths exam question

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Wow. Take a look at this:

WJEC 10 mark Q

From here: http://www.wjec.co.uk/uploads/publications/8410.pdf

Now guess how many marks.

The paper is a Foundation paper lasting 1 1/4 hours and has a total of 65 marks. (This Q is also on the Higher tier.)

Have you guessed yet?

Ok, this question is worth 10 marks. TEN marks. I like this a lot. It’s not overly structured and is more functional than I’ve seen on many functional maths papers.

This is the question on the paper that assesses the student’s Quality of Written Communication (QWC).

A couple of things I’d like to see as improvements:

  • The premise is still a little flimsy. Why has Alice decided to do this report for her parents? Could it have been for her employer or perhaps to attempt to convince her parents for an increase in monthly allowance?
  • There’s no extraneous information. It would be nice to see a chance…

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