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Year 6 Maths Sats

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bubblex Sun 04-Feb-18 18:39:58

Do pupils still get full marks on those questions that ask to "show your method", if they don't show their method or not all the steps but give the right answer?

spanieleyes Sun 04-Feb-18 20:00:21

Yes, they get full marks for a correct answer whether there is evidence of correct working or not.

Julraj Tue 13-Feb-18 09:20:08

Hi @bubblex. What @spanieleyes said is true, children can get 1 mark out of a possible 2 if they show their working (and the final answer is wrong).

Word of warning though - it's not very flexible. Let's say there's a long-multiplication question requiring children to perform two smaller multiplications and then an addition. If the child makes one mistake in either of the multiplication parts then they will automatically score 0 marks. The single "workings out" mark is available only if they've made a mistake in the final addition part. This is why kids are told time and time again to show ALL their workings CLEARLY!

Have a look at one of the marking schemes (SATs Papers) and you'll see what I mean. The wording is very precise.

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