Wednesday, May 31, 2023

# Will you pass the 6th-grade maths test in the UK?

Parents and teachers are furious after children were left in tears following this week’s SATs in the UK.

The National Association of Headmasters for England, a trade union association representing heads of most primary schools, said it plans to raise the issue with school regulator Ofqual’s examination team.

One teacher tagged Education Secretary Gillian Keegan in a Twitter post that read: “Today’s SAT Math Reasoning test was the toughest I’ve seen in 20 years of teaching sixth grade.”

“Why would they do this to 10 and 11-year-olds after 2 lockdowns, destroying their confidence and sending them off to high school feeling like failures? Because?”.

As teachers across the UK attest to the difficulty of this year’s SAT, we want to know how you’ll do. Answer the below 10 questions from past exams to test your knowledge.

Question 1

There are three different flavors in a box of potato chips. A quarter of the bags are cheese flavored. The chance of getting an onion and spice flavor is 30%. What are the chances of getting a taste of sea salt?

Question 2

This is an equation: m – 2n = 10

If n is equal to 20, then what is the value of m?

Question 3

What is 10% of a medium?

Question 4

Megan says, “If two rectangles have the same perimeter, then they must have the same area.” You are right. justify your answer.

Question 5

Solve this equation: 7y + 12 = 5y + 40

Question 6

Ramona and Sandra start with the same number. Ramona rounds the number to the nearest hundred. Sandra rounds the number to the nearest ten. Ramona’s answer is double Sandra’s answer. How do you tell?

Question 7

Cleo has 24 cubes of a centimeter. Use 24 cubes to make a cuboid with dimensions of 6 cm, 2 cm, and 2 cm. Write the dimensions of another cuboid that he can make using 24 cubes.

Question 8

The cost of one gram of gold is £32.94. What is the cost of half a kilo of gold?

Question 9

Jack chose a number. He multiplied the number by 7. Then he added 85. His answer was 953. With what number did he start?

Question 10

A machine dispenses 250 ml of juice every 4 seconds. How many liters of juice does the machine dispense per minute?

1. 45%

2.50

3.5%

4. No, because the perimeter of a rectangle of sides 6 cm by 2 cm is 16 cm and the area is 12 cm.2But the perimeter of a rectangle of sides 5 cm and 3 cm is 16 cm, but its area is 15 cm.2 which is different so not correct

5. 14

6. If it is 50 or more but less than 55, it will be 100 (nearest hundred) and 50 (nearest ten) and 100 twice becomes 50 hey 0 is 0 to the nearest hundred and 0 to the nearest 10 and 0 to the nearest 0 twice

7. Answer should contain three whole numbers other than 2, 2, 6 (in any order) whose product is 24

8. £16470

9. 124

10. 3,75

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