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“The students find the questions much better and more relevant than anything textbooks can offer, in terms of revising for the HSC."
Adrian Kruse, Head Teacher, Macarthur Anglican School
Just a quick update to let you know that the 2018 HSC exam questions are now available in your SmarterMaths program for the Standard 2, Mathematics and Extension 1 courses (Extension 2 is currently being coded and will appear gradually in the coming weeks).
Note that only the General 2 questions applicable to the new Standard 2 course have been added. In some cases we have adjusted a question to fit the syllabus (for example, rewriting 2018's Simpson's question to be a Trapezium Rule question).
I have analysed a significant number senior maths exams in different States dating back to the year 2000, and in some cases beyond.
While I realise judging the quality of questions is highly subjective, I want to take my hat off and give a special congratulations to the team who wrote question 16 in the Mathematics exam. To my mind, all parts contributed to a brilliant last question.
Equating the arc length to the cone radius that was staring out at students in part (a), the simplicity of the probability concept in part (b) and the high quality variation on the loans and annuity topic in part (c), all including some very achievable marks, made for a fantastic last question.
Congratulations to whoever you are!
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