## WitCH 140: Honey, Don’t

We’re snowed with grading essays for the Evil Mathologer, and we’re trying very hard to get to a few larger posts. But for now, a quick WitCH. We don’t pay much attention to Foundation Mathematics, which is supposed to be the Easier Than Easy Maths Subject. Commenter Ron, however, emailed us about the following question on VCAA’s sample exam, posted last year. (See also this post.)

You have 90 seconds, and your time starts now.

## WitCH 139: Increasing Irritation

This one is from Q3 of the 2023 Method Exam 2 and the subsequent exam report (Word, idiots). The entire question is terrible, as discussed here, but I’ll be interested in what people have to say about the specific part below.

## WitCH 138: Second Rate

Not counting the Witchfests on Nelson‘s Proof and Complex chapters, I don’t think we’ve had a textbook WitCH for quite a while. This one is hardly in the same league but it’s been on my to do list for a long time and it’s definitely a source of irritation. The topic came up in discussions with a colleague today, and I’m too busy and too tired to do the posts I should be doing, so this’ll do for now. It is an example from the differential equations chapter of Cambridge’s Specialist Mathematics 3 & 4, and it is related to this previous WitCH from the same text and chapter. As was the case with the previous WitCH, it is a representative, one of a type.

## WitCH 137: Holey Cow

OK, this is the final one (unless someone provides me access to more tests). This last one is from the calculator part of the 2021 Year 7 test. A reminder that all the NAPLAN WitCHes, and the other NAPLAN posts, can be accessed here. Tomorrow(ish), I will write on NAPLAN post-2021.

## WitCH 136: The Dice Men

The penultimate one, from the calculator part of the 2021 Year 7 test.

## WitCH 135: Stone the Crows

This is the final one from the 2019 Year 7 test, from the calculator part.

## WitCH 134: Low Expectations

This one is from the calculator part of the 2019 Year 7 test. (Please excuse the wonky reproduction.)

## WitCH 133: Headphoning it In

This one is from the non-calculator part of the 2019 Year 7 test.

## WitCH 132: You’re Soaking In It

This the last one from the 2017 Year 7 test, again from the calculator part.

## WitCH 131: Toying With Us

The next one from the 2017 Year 7 test, again from the calculator part. (Compare to this one, from the 2021 Year 9 test.)