1) I can't understand the question, please help.
Q.7 Amy spends 30% of her money on a book and saves 60%. If she had 20p left how much had she at first ?
Badly worded, as they oftena are! But to me it means
60% saved (I.e also taken away and put somewhere else)
10% leftover equals 20p
So 20p equals 10% of what she originally had, so 100% must be £2.00, does that make sense?
2) DD never saw any S&S book before. She took 30 mins to complete the first test in book 5 and scored approx 83%. I am not sure if I should downgrade to book 4 or continue with book 5.
How much time should be allowed for book 5 tests (not the progress papers). I remember reading 45 mins on this forum. Is that for the progress paper ?
We do these at our primary school, yes, 45 mins fine and 83% good! I certainly wouldn't go down a book and might consider going up to challenge more if consistent that high mark and 30 mins, but two things, book 5 actually harder than 6, 6 being easy secondary as opposed to challenging primary and also, the tests do get harder as you progress through the book you are on