I have recently seen my Grade 7 brother's maths homework script and I was shocked to find out that he was marked down for not writing down '(Answer)' next to each of the results for his problems. Also, I found out that he was marked down for writing just 'the cost = ...' and not 'the cost of spraying the insectiside = ...' for one of his problems. I begin to wonder what has to got into the minds of the teachers. The focus of a maths test should be on problem-solving, not on following bureaucratic rules like the above. Shouldn't it?