Reaction to Leaving Cert 2018 Maths Paper 1 (Ordinary Level) by Jean Kelly, Maths teacher at The Institute of Education.
Students will be delighted with this paper.
2 of the short questions were on algebra, which were very easy and expected.
Unlike last year, very little financial maths appeared on the paper. Students may want to consider this in their preparation for Paper 2 on Monday as it could easily be mixed in with other topics.
The emphasis this year appears to have been on number patterns and graphics (sequences and series- which also appeared heavily on the higher level paper).
The only part that students may have had trouble with was the very last part of the last question on calculus, as the wording may have thrown them off