Algebra paper from ‘fine’ to a headache

2015-11-02 10:12
Some of Russelle High matric who wrote mathematic paper one on Friday

Some of Russelle High matric who wrote mathematic paper one on Friday (Nosipho Nxasane, The Witness)

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Pietermaritzburg - Matric pupils across the country sat for their first mathematics paper, Algebra, on Friday, with Russell High School pupils walking out with mixed feelings.

Ronnelle Sithole (18) said: “Right now I have a headache; it was really hard and frustrating.”

She said she had gone through past papers while studying but did not have a calculator, which made studying difficult.

Sithole advised fellow matriculants to know their Grade 10 work, and to stay away from energy drinks. “While I studying I noted I had to go back to my Grade 10 work; That is very important. Also, do not take any energy drinks. I think that is why I have this terrible headache.”

Siyamthanda Madlala (17) said she found the paper “just fine”.

“I think I did fairly well because for me, the trials were much harder than this paper. The good news is that this time I managed to answer all my questions as I was better prepared for this paper.”

Hlelelwa Madlala (17) found the paper “okay” because she was prepared, while ­Anelisiwe Dlamini (17) said it was tricky.

“Doing those past papers really helped, and I would advise everyone to do the same with all their papers.

“Studying a week before your exams is helpful, because I feel a lot of pupils tend to put maths on hold till the last day and skip some of the work in doing last-minute studying.”

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