‘Unreasonably’ tough maths paper equals matric pain

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‘Unreasonably’ tough maths paper equals matric pain

FREE TO READ | Exam's difficulty sparks calls from pupils and teachers for marks to be adjusted upwards

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Matric pupils and teachers have lambasted the examiners of maths paper one for setting an exam in which an “unreasonable” number of questions were very complex and difficult.

This comes in the wake of a recent complaint by the Foundation for English, Maths, Sciences and Innovation of SA to basic education minister Angie Motshekga about the “seriously flawed” and “poorly constructed” paper that was written on October 25.

A total of 258,590 candidates across the country provisionally registered to write maths...

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