How should I present my working out?

Presenting your working out is extremely important because it's makes the examiners jobs easier, keeping them happy.

One thing you should aim to do is not write too small, try and use all the space you're given in the answer booklet. Leave clear spaces between different equations so they don't get muddled up.

Make sure that when you're writing down your working out you don't miss out any of the steps, even if you can easily do them in your head. This is because it makes it easier for the examiner to see how you got your answer. It also makes it easier for you to see where you might have slipped up when you check your work.

Laying out your mathmatical steps in order is also important. If you're doing equations, I would suggest that you work down the page, lining up the equals sign underneath each other.

Doing these things whilst you do practice exam questions will help you get into the habit of good presentation. Not only will your maths look good (who thought it could!?), most of all it'll help you get as many marks as you deserve!

Maddie S. 13 plus  Maths tutor, GCSE Maths tutor, 11 Plus Maths tutor

5 months ago

Answered by Maddie, a GCSE Maths tutor with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist


PremiumJonny T. GCSE Chemistry tutor, A Level Chemistry tutor, IB Chemistry ...
View profile
£24 /hr

Jonny T.

Degree: Chemistry (Masters) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: Maths, Science+ 2 more


“ I have loved science ever since I can remember and passing that love onto other people is something that I really enjoy. ”

Jack W. GCSE Maths tutor, A Level Maths tutor, GCSE Chemistry tutor, ...
View profile
£18 /hr

Jack W.

Degree: Mathematics (Masters) - Exeter University

Subjects offered: Maths, Chemistry


“Hi! I'm Jack and I'm a first year student studying a masters in mathematics at the University of Exeter. My passion for maths has always been a big part of my life as I took part in competitions and extra-curricular activities to do wi...”

MyTutor guarantee

Roshni R. GCSE Biology tutor, A Level Biology tutor, GCSE Chemistry t...
View profile
£18 /hr

Roshni R.

Degree: Dentistry (Bachelors) - Birmingham University

Subjects offered: Maths, Spanish+ 4 more

-Personal Statements-
-Medical School Preparation-

“Tutoring approach Professional but friendly approach.  Work with my students to identify the areas the student is finding most difficult. Review the topic with my hand-written notes.  Explain any misunderstood areas. Work through examp...”

About the author

Maddie S. 13 plus  Maths tutor, GCSE Maths tutor, 11 Plus Maths tutor
View profile
£18 /hr

Maddie S.

Degree: Film and Televison Production (Bachelors) - York University

Subjects offered: Maths


“Who am I?I am a student at The University of York. I've just finished the first year of my Film and TV Production BSc degree.The main reason I chose to come to York was because it was a science based degree; I'd love to instill my ...”

You may also like...

Posts by Maddie

How do I add decimal numbers?

How do you simplify numbers with powers?

How should I present my working out?

Other GCSE Maths questions

Probability: "Sock Drawer" style questions.

Find the exact value of the gradient of the curve y=e^(2-x)ln(3x-2) at the point on the curve where x=2.

What is the best way to solve simultaneous equations?

How do I solve equations with unknowns in the denominators?

View GCSE Maths tutors


We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss