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‘One of the hardest exams I’ve come across’: New maths common content splits HSC students – Sydney Morning Herald

Monday’s maths exams have been criticised by some students who did not feel prepared for the level of difficulty in new common questions. Test them here yourself….



“The common content was from a variety of different topics. It was definitely difficult for some of the students to answer those questions some were really thrown.”
The common elements included a two-part, 4-mark financial maths question that involved calculating interest, and a 4-mark question asking students to calculate the area of a decagon based on its perimeter. One of the more puzzling questions was a 5-mark statistics problem.
Can you do the common content?
Those questions will give the…

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