External exam

External exam Question design is very foolhardy NCEA changes very tardy How come no one knew Revision to do Level review not robust or hardy Alan Grace 24 January 2018 Daily prompt: Tardy Exam stress is bad enough without inappropriate questions. This year the New Zealand NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement ) Level 1…

NCEA third degree

NCEA third degree May we at NCEA see Math staff given the third degree NCEA blues Come in many hues

A bad final finish

A bad final finish No way NCEA can regarnish with a fine finish, polish or varnish Guess NCEA’s one-way Yes defeat bad maths today

NCEA resistance is futile; Star wreck: watch this space!

Originally posted on Jalvis Quotes:
Paperworks and all the lessons Sharpened my mind to behold more and more of that useless knowledge We would probably never use. Tests are bad enough. Marks at the corner teach us nothing but jealousy. The adults compare and judge as much as they want to And screamed and shouted…

NCEA mad math gremlins II

NCEA mad math gremlins II My mind’s sailed into a tailspin Don’t find me in the looney bin Guess NCEA’s one-way Yes defeat bad maths today

Bad NCEA Maths test design

Bad NCEA Maths test design Students hit with bad tests to sit Resigned to knit answers to fit Matrix shall be well designed Math fixed with presence of mind

Math exam uproar

Math exam uproar The explosions were ever percussive After math queries very discussive Useless to cram The math exam

A problematic maths exam

A problematic maths exam Sitting silent I clutch at straws Bad math error draws no applause There’s no suggestion To make good question

NCEA mad math gremlins

NCEA mad math gremlins My mind’s sailed into a tailspin Don’t find me in the looney bin Guess you won’t mind suggestions Yes to solve bad math questions

Ode to faulty maths exam maker(s)

Ode to faulty maths exam maker(s) Oh please God(s) show me mercy Resolve test controversy Don’t fault my suggestion Result is in question

Any Math whizz may like to try this!

This year the New Zealand NCEA Level 1 Maths exam (usually sat in Year 11) was claimed to be too tough. Two questions appeared in the new Zealand Herald today. Can you answer the question below (with kite GBDE)? Today or tomorrow I will put a solution at the bottom of this page. Also see:…

My Competitions (Index)

This page lists my current competitions and also what type of puzzles each competition mainly focuses on. No competitions are “dumbed down” as someone has claimed. They are simply of different types. Enjoy 🙂 Competitions: #1. Arithmetical #2. Logical #3. Lateral thinking (thinking outside the square) #4. Lateral thinking #5. Magic squares #6. Counters and coins #7. Feedback…