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# National 5 maths was brutal

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1. Paper 1 had people crying in my school, it was ridiculous. Paper 2 was much better but that regardless it was a mess
2. (Original post by SocialStudiesETC)
Paper 1 had people crying in my school, it was ridiculous. Paper 2 was much better but that regardless it was a mess
Good to see I am not alone. I actually thought I was good at maths haha. I hope they lower the borders.
3. Has anyone got a copy of the last question in paper 1?
4. (Original post by SeanONeill)
Has anyone got a copy of the last question in paper 1?
same! at least 3 people cried in my year after paper 1. and the last question went something like find the length and breadth of the rectangle knowing that the area = x^2 -2x -8
5. I have the solutions for paper 1 and it didn't go very well at all for me...
6. (Original post by SocialStudiesETC)
I have the solutions for paper 1 and it didn't go very well at all for me...
Post em
7. https://twitter.com/SumTeacherWeb?lang=en-gb the solutions for paper 1 is here and paper 2 to come.
8. (Original post by SocialStudiesETC)
https://twitter.com/SumTeacherWeb?lang=en-gb the solutions for paper 1 is here and paper 2 to come.
Thanks mate
9. Tell me how you got on! Good luck
10. (Original post by SocialStudiesETC)
Tell me how you got on! Good luck
Just gonna count up my marks the now, once again cheers mate
11. Honestly, I just failed it. It feels really bad and I feel terrible for it.
12. I drew the graph wrong on paper 1, I said it was a minimum turning point but I said the coordinates were (3,1), will I still get a mark for saying that?

If I did then that's 13/40 for paper 1. Oh dear
13. (Original post by SocialStudiesETC)
Paper 1 had people crying in my school, it was ridiculous. Paper 2 was much better but that regardless it was a mess
total disappointment it was so hard paper 1 but when I saw paper 2 I was super happy with what I did in that
14. Damn, I made another mistake! On question 5 I said 240/12 was 10, not 20. I did the rest right though, could I get 2 marks?
15. So how did you guys do in paper 1 ? I got 15/40 trying to remember the answers I put haha. I was being nice to myself aswell . OH DEAR
16. Wow.... Um...

I didn't expect that loool
17. (Original post by Ethan100)
So how did you guys do in paper 1 ? I got 15/40 trying to remember the answers I put haha. I was being nice to myself aswell . OH DEAR
I think I got that too if the markers are kind lol
18. I got 18 in Paper 1 and 44 in Paper 2. That's 69% but I'm sure will move the bands down. Damn that paper was hard, almost started crying myself.
19. I thought it was difficult but nothing too advanced for national 5. What was it you found so challenging about paper 1? And how do you know your results already?
20. Going by the solutions online, I would say I got 37/40-40/40 for Paper 1. About 45/50-49/50 for Paper 2.

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