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 Post subject: Was DS correct?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:57 am 
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I am starting to question my own sanity, and just need clarification on a couple of questions. DS had a practice SATs paper to do on Friday, and two of the questions were marked as incorrect and I can’t work out why.

1). 95% of 480 he put 456
2). 19 - 3 x 4 he followed the rules of BODMAS, did 3 x 4 = 12 and then did 19 - 12 = 7

Both of these were incorrect? Can someone please clarify if they are indeed wrong, and if so why, or if he was correct.


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 Post subject: Re: Was DS correct?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:12 am 
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They are both correct. You are not going mad.


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 Post subject: Re: Was DS correct?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:28 am 
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Thank you so much :D

Hopefully just a marking error and not dodgy teaching!!


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 Post subject: Re: Was DS correct?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:48 am 
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Hi Helen, sometimes at DS's school the kids have to mark each other's work so hopefully this was the case.
But I think the teacher should have double checked as this could sometimes affect a child's confidence with their maths ability.
We have 2 weeks of Sats mock exams starting today but not feeling stressed at all unlike the 11+. :)


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