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 Post subject: Bright Sparks Paper 1 - wrong answers?Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:34 pm

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Sorry if this has been asked before, but my DD2 has just completed the Bright Sparks Paper 1 and we cannot get the answers to questions 68 and 70 to make any sense

They are

No 68
(window down) (sitter test)
(ample [?])

No 70

(partner [?])

I am assuming the answers are incorrect, but I cannot find any errata in the pack. I did not do any of these papers with DD1, so they are a new experience for us!

Many thanks to anyone who can shed any light on this for us.

Rose

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:30 pm

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Dear Rose

They are both correct. I teach my children to ignore the second pair, unless there are 2 answers or itâ€™s a spelling one.

I call this type where does the letter come from, I do not put numbers on top of the letters as it wastes time. Care has to be taken if there are a different number of letters in the 1st word of the 1st pair in comparison to the 1st word of the 3rd pair [ as in the 2 examples you have given]

No 68
(window down) (sitter test)
(ample [?])

D where does it come from? 4th letter, 4th letter of the word ample is L
O where does it come from? 5th letter, 5th letter of the word ample is E
W where does it come from? 1st and 6th letter, 1st letter of the word ample is A [there is no 6th]
N where does it come from? 3rd letter, 3rd letter of the word ample is P

No 70

(partner [?])

S where does it come from? 1st and 8th letter, 1st letter of partner is P [there is no 8th]
A where does it come from? 3rd and 6th, 3rd and 6th letters of the word partner are R or E
D where does it come from? 5th letter, 5th letter of the word partner is N

Cannot be PRN so must be PEN

Hope this clarifies.

Patricia

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:33 pm

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i was just typing out the answer when i saw patricias reply!!

right as usual

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:35 pm

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Shame!

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:41 pm

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Hi there, I'm also doing it second time around this year (if it makes you feel any better). My daughter's done this paper (rubbed out answers from older child last year!!!) I've had a look and the answers on sheet are correct. I'll have a go at explaining it best I can.

Q 68)

(window down) d=4 0=5 w=1 or 6 n=3

ample = the pattern is 4 5 (1 or 6) 3

4= l
5=e
1 or 6= has to be 1 as ample ony has 5 letters = a
3 = p

= leap

The third letter cannot definitely be determined from 1st set of brackets but can from the second.

( sitter test) t=3 or 4 e=5 s=1 t=1 or 4

Q 70)

165

To maked sad from sandals= s= 1 or 7 (brandish only 1 b so has to be 1)
a= 1 or 7
d=5

pattern is 165 (partner = 1=p 6=e 5 =n

Hope this is of some help. How are you finding doing this second time around??

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:45 pm

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sorry did'nt see Patricias reply, her explanation is far better!!!

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:47 pm

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Thanks very much for detailed reply, Patricia. Glad we've sorted this now, rather than later. It was a technique problem (we approached it from right to left rather than left to right don't really know why - just seemed quicker.

Thanks again

Rose

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