*All students in the class had the mathematical understanding necessary to engage with the investigation at a high level, which was important in selecting a task to run with them.As with almost all of the coursework investigations available, I believe their real strength lies in their ambiguity – in this case, “Investigate opposite corners on grids,” or often, after an initial set up, “Investigate further.” We decided to give the task some structure in order to give students a route in; we first of all provided a 10 x 10 grid, and demonstrated to students how the task worked by getting them to pick a 2 x 2 box within the grid, multiply the opposite corners, and find the difference. With number stairs you have to 'investigate the relationship between the stair total and the position of the stair shape on the grid'.*

*All students in the class had the mathematical understanding necessary to engage with the investigation at a high level, which was important in selecting a task to run with them.*As with almost all of the coursework investigations available, I believe their real strength lies in their ambiguity – in this case, “Investigate opposite corners on grids,” or often, after an initial set up, “Investigate further.” We decided to give the task some structure in order to give students a route in; we first of all provided a 10 x 10 grid, and demonstrated to students how the task worked by getting them to pick a 2 x 2 box within the grid, multiply the opposite corners, and find the difference. With number stairs you have to 'investigate the relationship between the stair total and the position of the stair shape on the grid'.

Once prompted, the majority of students were able to demonstrate a proof as to why their difference between the products was always the same.

They also seemed to value the proof far more than if they were ask to prove it from the outset.

"We are particularly pleased to see students will eventually receive copies of their marked papers and exam boards will need to explain their marking in the case of challenged grades.

“However, the exam marking system is still not equally fair to each candidate and remains fundamentally flawed.

But these changes could encourage pupils to request for assessments to be reviewed as the exams boards and schools will be required to allow the process to occur.

Last year, Ofqual began to make changes to their enquiries and appeals system.

They might also change the size of the grid to a 12 x 12 or a 15 x 15.

We emphasised the importance of only changing one variable at a time.

But today Ofqual has said a number of reforms to the system will be introduced over the next three years.

These include: Currently not all students are given their marks for coursework and therefore they do not know whether they should call for a remark.

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