To access our ready-made tests, select the green 'Browse tests' tile from your AutoMaths dashboard:
You will then see a listing of ready-made tests that you can take. You can use the filters on the left hand side to filter the test listings:
The tests selected are displayed on the right. The grey bars show the split between easy, medium and difficult questions in each test. Clicking on one of the tests on the right hand side will open up the test, ready for you take it straightaway.
Opening up a test will take you directly to the first question of the test:
|1: Title of test||7: Reveal answer to question **|
|2: Total no. of sub-parts in the question*||8: Total marks available for the question (as a whole)|
|3: Answer field||9: Number of questions in the test|
|4: Submit button (or press Enter on keyboard)||10: Close option***|
*Please note that the next sub-part of a question, i.e. part b) in the example above, will not display until either the correct answer is input, or 'reveal answer' is selected.
**Using hints or choosing to 'reveal answer' will have an impact on your final score. Please see our article on scoring for further guidance on this.
Working through a question
Enter your answer, or first step (as in, this does not need to your final answer straight away) in the answer field, and use the maths notation buttons as necessary. All correct interim answers i.e. your 'workings out' are indicated by an open green circle. A correct final answer will be indicated by a solid green circle and a green tick.
Submitting answers and moving on
Hit return on your keyboard, or click the arrow (4) to submit your interim or final answer. AutoMaths actively reads what has been entered - if you have made a mistake, a message appear telling you where you have gone wrong (but note that if the alogrithm cannot recognise where you went wrong, you will simply see a red cross). An incorrect answer carries a scoring penalty.
If you are completely stuck
You can move onto the next question either by choosing 'next', or by clicking on a different question number. You can also choose 'Reveal answer' - this of course will reveal the answer to the question, and you will not receive any marks. You also will not be able to try the question again.
Closing/Submitting the test
If you reach the end of the test and you have either submitted an answer OR revealed the answer to all questions, the test player will automatically notify you that you have finished the test. If you're in the middle of a test, and you want to return to it at a later time or date, choose 'Close' in the top right hand corner:
You can then select 'Resume test later'. Answers that you have already submitted will be saved, but you can return to the questions you have not answered yet.
If you're finished with the test even though there are still some questions left, you can choose 'End Test' to force the test to submit. This will immediately submit your test to your 'Reports' section.