In the Junior Cert Maths exam marks are given for method as well as for finding the right answer.
Gerry Culleton, who has been teaching Maths at The Institute of Education for 16 years, advises students to ‘show their workings’ and attempt every part of each question in the Junior Cert Maths exam…
The new Junior Certificate format gives a suggested maximum time for the completion of each question. This is indicated clearly at the top of the question.
Remember, this is a suggested maximum time. It is very important that you do not give more time to a question than the time indicated as you may run into a time problem at the end. If you remain within the suggested time for each question you should have about 10 minutes to review your work.
So keep an eye on the clock!
Published on Thursday, 13th March, this supplement focuses on Junior Certificate Maths.