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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:49 am 
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I am currently looking through all the maths past questions since 2001 till date to identify a pattern and predict likely questions for Saturday. Smart or obsessive?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:52 am 
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seriousmum wrote:
I am currently looking through all the maths past questions since 2001 till date to identify a pattern and predict likely questions for Saturday. Smart or obsessive?



Smart AND obsessive, I may have to do it too!!

What's your predictions for Saturday then?!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:58 am 
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I tried that in a recent accountancy exam......I failed!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:02 am 
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Definitely pie charts and bar charts as they were missed out last year. We could possibly get the area of a parallelogram as it's been a few years (2010). Return of the classic carpet and tiles I say :roll:

Train times and working out the time of the fastest train journeys, pattern sequences.....

I feel the paper may be similar to the 2011 one.

What are your thoughts Mañana?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:12 am 
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seriousmum wrote:
Definitely pie charts and bar charts as they were missed out last year. We could possibly get the area of a parallelogram as it's been a few years (2010). Return of the classic carpet and tiles I say :roll:

Train times and working out the time of the fastest train journeys, pattern sequences.....

I feel the paper may be similar to the 2011 one.

What are your thoughts Mañana?


I'm just about to start looking-I have a preschooler who is not helping matters! I agree re the charts. I also wonder if they will do a lot of the front page questions (the 'basic' simple ones!) with missing numbers again to make them less straight forward as they did that last year?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:14 pm 
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It's a game I never play - I'm not a gambler by nature, although I love to spot patterns in maths when doing it.

We're all different and trying to second-guess the people/person who sets the paper can help to calm nerves - make you feel more "prepared". I admire you guys who can do it, I truly do. I always work along the lines of, well what if they're expecting the candidates and their DP's to be trying to predict/spot a pattern - and decide to be totally random, to throw you off the trail? :twisted: Arggghhhhh - I can tie myself in knots at the best of times when it comes to exams, so for me, I don't do it as it makes me more frantic and less focused.

You never know, CSSE might have a new broom - and the questions might be a clean sweep, with things that have never been done :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:43 pm 
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Manana wrote:
seriousmum wrote:
Definitely pie charts and bar charts as they were missed out last year. We could possibly get the area of a parallelogram as it's been a few years (2010). Return of the classic carpet and tiles I say :roll:

Train times and working out the time of the fastest train journeys, pattern sequences.....

I feel the paper may be similar to the 2011 one.

What are your thoughts Mañana?


I'm just about to start looking-I have a preschooler who is not helping matters! I agree re the charts. I also wonder if they will do a lot of the front page questions (the 'basic' simple ones!) with missing numbers again to make them less straight forward as they did that last year?


They have vowed to keep the format the same so I think we can expect to see a similar layout.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:45 pm 
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bravado wrote:
It's a game I never play - I'm not a gambler by nature, although I love to spot patterns in maths when doing it.

We're all different and trying to second-guess the people/person who sets the paper can help to calm nerves - make you feel more "prepared". I admire you guys who can do it, I truly do. I always work along the lines of, well what if they're expecting the candidates and their DP's to be trying to predict/spot a pattern - and decide to be totally random, to throw you off the trail? :twisted: Arggghhhhh - I can tie myself in knots at the best of times when it comes to exams, so for me, I don't do it as it makes me more frantic and less focused.

You never know, CSSE might have a new broom - and the questions might be a clean sweep, with things that have never been done :twisted:


Oh dear, please don't say that!! :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:48 pm 
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As far as I was aware the CSSE don't actually write the Maths and English papers themselves. This is done by a Maths and English teacher from one of the consortium schools (? if there is some kind of rota). So I guess the teachers may look at what was covered last year but may just decide to do his/her own thing.

Since we don't know which school has written this years papers or when they last had the job of writing them I would think it unlikely to find a pattern. (The teachers at the school may have changed in that time anyway).


Good luck to everyone's DC's on Saturday.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:02 pm 
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Minesatea wrote:
As far as I was aware the CSSE don't actually write the Maths and English papers themselves. This is done by a Maths and English teacher from one of the consortium schools (? if there is some kind of rota). So I guess the teachers may look at what was covered last year but may just decide to do his/her own thing.

Since we don't know which school has written this years papers or when they last had the job of writing them I would think it unlikely to find a pattern. (The teachers at the school may have changed in that time anyway).


Good luck to everyone's DC's on Saturday.


Sorry guys - when I said "CSSE might have a new broom - and the questions might be a clean sweep" - perhaps I should have explained my statement a bit further - didn't mean to confuse anyone into thinking that CSSE set the paper. What I meant, was that the CSSE may have a new broom, ie a new exam-setter :wink: Now - your next challenge is to name the literary device used :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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