Mock Exam Paper B P2 (Project Maths) Foundation Level





Pre-Leaving Certificate Examination, 2012


(Project Maths – Phase 1)

Paper 2

Foundation Level

Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

300 marks

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Running total



There are three sections in this examination paper:

Section A Concepts and Skills 100 marks 4 questions

Section B Contexts and Applications 100 marks 2 questions

Section C Area and Volume (old syllabus) 100 marks 2 questions

Answer all eight questions, as follows:

In Section A answer:

Questions 1 to 3 and

either Question 4A or Question 4B.

Write your answers in the spaces provided in this booklet. There is space for extra work at the back of the booklet. You may also ask the superintendent for more paper. Label any extra work clearly with the question number and part.

The superintendent will give you a copy of the booklet of Formulae and Tables. You must return it at the end of the examination. You are not allowed to bring your own copy into the examination.

A sheet of formulae will also be given to you by the superintendent.

Marks will be lost if all necessary work is not clearly shown.

Answers should include the appropriate units of measurement, where relevant.

Answers should be given in simplest form, where relevant.

Write the make and model of your calculator(s) here:

Section A Concepts and Skills (100 marks)

Answer all four questions from this section.

Question 1 (25 Marks)

(a) A schools debate team is made up of two boys and three girls. They are to be seated in a row on a bench for a photograph.

In how many different ways can they be arranged?

(b) The heights, in centimetres, of 30 pupils in a class were recorded in the stem and leaf diagram below.

14 8 9

15 0 1 3 4 5 6 9

16 1 1 4 4 4 6 7 7 9

17 0 1 2 4 5 6 8

18 1 2 6 7

(i) What is the height of the tallest person in the class?

(ii) What is the median height of the pupils in the class?

(iii) Describe t...

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