When a child is working through practice papers it is VITAL they pay attention to how many marks are on offer for each question.
A question with one mark on offer only requires an answer – for example what is 13 x 67.
A question worth two marks requires the child show some working out.
Questions typically towards the end of a paper can be worth up to four marks. These are typically multi-stage questions where the child is required to show working out, mid-calculation results and how multiple results combine into the final answer. Marks can also we awarded for getting the answer in the correct format – e.g. in km instead of metres.
The Tutor Dragon Recommends: Always look at the number of marks for each question so you know what level of detail is required in the answer.