Durban – The unsolvable maths question in last year’s matric exams may have contributed to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education failing to improve its overall maths pass rate.
This is the view of the Education Department after it emerged that education authorities were disappointed with the KZN maths pass rate of 54%.
The department told The Mercury yesterday that the problem maths question in maths paper 2 led to the undermining the confidence of pupils in tackling the questions that followed. When it emerged that the question was problematic, its marks were not counted.
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