Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

On this page you can find answers to the most commonly asked questions about Math Quiz

About Math-Quiz

Math Quiz is an online system that allows testing skills and knowledge in Maths.

Math Quiz offers a range of useful online tools for improvement of Maths skills.

One of the unique features of Math Quiz is that the system not only returns instant test results, but also gives a feedback with a detailed solution to each question (the Detailed Solution function).

The statistical data which Math Quiz generates about progress of users on the platform is one of the most effective ways to track knowledge in Maths.

Users are invited to test themselves in one of the levels of Maths existing in the UK (of all tiers):

  • GCSE (The General Certificate of a Secondary Education) Maths
  • A-Level (The General Certificate of Education Advanced Level) Maths
  • University Maths

Everyone can join Math Quiz regardless of their mathematical background.

Tests are thoroughly prepared by team of mathematicians and implemented by programmers.

Latest technologies are used to ensure an accurate display of mathematical expressions by all the existing internet browsers.

Math Quiz is aspired to provide its users with a platform for preparation for Maths exams of all levels and tiers existing in the UK.

We have been mostly focused on adding GCSE and A-Level tests, as our polls and background investigation have demonstrated that they are most in-demand.

We are heading towards our main goal - adding tests of all Maths levels and tiers, which cover all topics required by all the examination boards currently existing in the UK.

As a unique online system Math Quiz provides efficient tools for thorough testing of knowledge in Maths, such as the Detailed Solution to all questions, Test Statistics with a detailed analysis of user’s results, customisable Test Settings and Test Control Panel, User's Personal Profile (Maths Space), possibility to save tests and questions for further revision, as well as to print tests and questions in a printer friendly format.

Math Quiz offers an opportunity to challenge and track knowledge in Maths with Math Quiz Rankings, at the same time effectively preparing for Maths exams.

Math Quiz is a unique online service offering a wide range of Maths tests that can be easily adjusted to meet users' needs.

The special feature of Math Quiz that makes it stand out among the other similar services, is the instant feedback with a detailed solution to each question (the Detailed Solution function) - users not only receive the information on the amount of correct or wrong answers they have provided, but also the proper solution of each question and task. That enables users not only to trace their results, but simultaneously improve their knowledge in Maths.

We have designed and created special online tools allowing each user to set the system to display a range of questions covering the topics required by any particular examination program available in the UK.

Math Quiz implements the latest technologies to ensure flawless display of mathematical expressions in all the available internet browsers, as well as responsive web design enabling functioning of Math Quiz on various devices.

All that unique features of Math Quiz make preparation for Maths exams effective and exciting process.

Math Quiz provides a unique platform for improvement of Maths skills. On Math Quiz tests can be adjusted to meet the needs of each particular user.

Instant feedback with a detailed solution of each question (the Detailed Solution function) allows users to improve knowledge in Maths while testing Maths skills.

Using Math Quiz Test Statistics features users are able to track whether the knowledge they possess is sufficient and discover their areas of weakness in maths - i.e. the topics which require more practice. A range of special functions such as: duration timer, time limit, printing tests and questions, saving tests and questions for future reference, pausing tests, useful statistics and many other unique features make use of Maths Quiz comprehensive and enjoyable.

We do encourage learning Maths using books! Although it may sound old fashioned, but future mathematicians need to learn the basics. Math Quiz is the best way to test the skills and knowledge you have already gained.

Nowadays knowledge of Maths is required in most of the existing industries. Having a strong mathematical background is always an advantage in one's career, as well as helps a lot to solve the day-to-day life tasks. It is also an obligatory subject in GCSE, as well as just an exciting science.

Math Quiz team consists of a group of mathematics and technology enthusiasts consequently expanding Math Quiz in order to provide the best user experience. We have created Math Quiz with the passion to mathematics and we hope that it will bring users lots of benefits and fun.

More info about our team can be found in the section About us.

Math Quiz offers Maths tests of all levels and tiers existing in the UK. That means, everyone can join Math Quiz regardless of their mathematical background.

We invite students and mathematics enthusiasts to improve knowledge in Maths with Math Quiz because it is a unique online platform providing Maths tests that can be easily adjusted to meet the particular needs of every user.

Technical Requirements

We use the latest technologies to ensure proper display of mathematical expressions in all the available internet browsers.

The tests on the website are stored in XML format (MathML).

To ensure that your browser renders Maths equations accurately compare it with the image below, representing an integral equation.

The image below (fig.1) should be displayed exactly as its XML equivalent (fig.2).

An integral image (figure 1):

graphical representation of a mathematical formula

The same integral equation displayed in MathML (figure 2):

I= C { x d y y d x x 2 + y 2 +4 }  


Math Quiz runs on all operating systems (i.e. Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android) on any device with a modern web browser.

There are requirements beyond using a modern browser for getting 'the best user experience’ on Math Quiz - JavaScript and Cookies must be enabled. You can access Math Quiz only through the Internet.

To purchase a Premium Subscription on Math Quiz you must be registered with Math Quiz, providing your personal email address during registration.

Registration

Registration with Math Quiz is free.

We encourage our users to register with Math Quiz to obtain access to the additional features not available for visitors.

Users registered with Math Quiz get access to the limited Math Space (a personal profile with the limited functions), 5 questions per test, participation in statistical analyses, user dahsboard, solved test history. For more detail go to Subscription Page.

Registration with Math Quiz is free.

To access the Registration Form press Create an account.

Enter a unique account username and password that consists of a minimum 5 alphanumerical characters as well as a your valid email address.

Read the Terms and Conditions of Use and enter a reCaptcha code to prevent a non-human user's registration.

Press Register to receive a registration notification to your email address.

Alternatively select "Connect with Facebook" or "Connect with Google+".

Users can edit their profiles in the Profile section in their Maths Space.

Profile

Filling in information on your profile allows Math Quiz to collect an important statistical data that helps us to improve our service and meet our users' needs.

All personal information is collected and stored on Math Quiz exclusively for the purpose of our internal use. Math Quiz does not share the collected personal details with any third parties and is committed to ensure the privacy of its users is properly protected.

Users can edit their profiles in the Profile section in their Maths Space.

Registered users can anytime change email in the Profile Settings section of Maths Space.

Please note that your profile on Math Quiz will be connected to the email address specified in the Profile Settings section and will be used during login process.

Registered users can remove account in the Profile Setting section of Maths Space. On cancellation of a user account all the login information, as well as tests history or personal details stored will be permanently deleted with no possibility of recovery.

In accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Use, any personal information is collected and securely stored by Math Quiz exclusively for the purpose of our internal reference.

Math Quiz does not share the collected personal information with any third parties and is committed to ensure the privacy of its users is properly protected.

Logging In

To recover your login details please follow the Forgotten Password link or alternatively go to Login Form and select forgotten password option.

We will send you a password recovery notification to the email address you have previously provided in your profile.

Follow the link provided in the delivered email and assign your new password.

Registered users can anytime change their account login details in the Profile Setting section of Math Space.

Username/password must consist of a minimum 5 alphanumerical characters. Username must be unique.

To remain logged on Math Quiz after closing your browser, tick the Remember me checkbox in the Login Form.

Please, make sure that you log out from your account and close the browser after using Math Quiz when you enter it from another computer or mobile device (or if you share your computer or mobile device with other people).

Your Math Space

Your Math Space is a specially designed personal profile providing users with a comprehensive information adjusted to the needs of Maths learners.

Along with a possibility of editing personal details and test settings, in the Maths Space users can also access a history of the tests and questions solved, as well as go through personal statistics.

Tests

There are three ways to find a test on Math Quiz covering a particular topic.

The first way is to refer to the Maths Categories section and to choose the Maths Level (GCSE, A-Level or University) Go through the list of categories covering particular topics. By pressing on one of the categories go through the list of available tests available for that particular category. You can find the detailed description of the topics covered in each particular test by pressing on Click for details or Start Test. You can also access the Maths Categories section from the Home Page.

The other way to find a test on Maths Quiz that covers a particular topic is to refer to the Browse all tests section. By setting up filters, generate a list of tests corresponding to your requirements.

The third way to find a test covering a particular topic is to use the Math Quiz Search function on the top navigation bar. Type in the name of the topic you are looking for, press Search and the Math Quiz system will automatically generate a list of tests matching your search requirements.

Math Quiz system displays results in the percentage form, calculating the percentage of the correct answers given in ratio to the number of questions in the test.

As we are all aware, mathematics is an exact science. For that reason, there can always be only one correct answer in Maths questions of the multiple choice type.

Math Quiz system allows displaying not only the Correct/Wrong feedback, but also the detailed answer to the question (the Detailed Answer function), as well as a detailed solution of each question (the Detailed Solution function).

To display the detail answers to a question press Show detailed results.

The feature is available for the Registered and Premium users.

The Detailed Solution feature is only available for the Premium users.

Users can edit test settings in the Test Settings section of Maths Space.

Among the test settings options available for the registered users are: enabling time limit, setting a number of questions per test, setting time limit.

Go to the Test Settings section in your Maths Space to edit test setting.

The feature is only available for the Premium users.

There is also a possibility to override test settings before starting each test. Please ensure that you press the Save Settings button. To set default test settings click Default Settings button.

Premium users can enable the Test Duration Timer and set a Time Limit before staring each test as well as in the Test Settings section of their Maths Space.

Premium users can any time pause the process of test solving and continue solving the test any time in the future. The function concerns both timed tests as well as tests with no time limit.

To pause solving test press the Pause & Save Test after you have started solving the test. The test that you have started solving will appear in your Math Space. You can at any time continue solving the test from your Maths Space.

All the tests you have started to solve will be stored in your Math Space Tests section. You can any time access the test archived in your Maths Space and continue solving it. To save the test you have started to solve press Pause & Save Test.

The results of the tests that you have already solved automatically appear in the Tests section in your Maths Space for your future reference and analysis.

The Test Saving feature is only available for the Premium users.

Any question in the test can be saved after the test has been solved. Tick a Save question checkbox in the Detailed Solution feature to save the question along with the solution.

The questions saved shall appear in the Questions section of Maths Space. Press the Printer symbol to print the saved questions.

The feature is only available for the Premium users.

Premium users can print tests as well as the test results (along with the Detailed Solution) by pressing on the Printer symbol in the right upper corner of the test page.

We design and add new tests to Math Quiz regularly. Check up for the new tests added in the Recently Added Tests section on the Home Page.

We encourage our users to turn to us with requests for adding new content and improvement of our service using the Test request form in Maths Space or a Contact Us form on the website.

We regularly add new test on Math Quiz. The information about the new tests added on the service appears in the Recently Added Tests section on the Home Page.

Users who have signed up to Math Quiz newsletter receive an email notification that we have added new tests on our service.

Users can browse all the tests available on Math Quiz in the Browse All Tests section. It is possible to set up filters to enable the system to display only the tests that meet the particular user's requirements.

Press Start test if you have found the test that suits your needs.

To find out more about the topics covered in each particular test press on the test name as well as Go to (test name) to display the detailed test description.

The Detailed Solution is a unique feature specially designed by Math Quiz to help its users to improve their Maths skills while testing their knowledge.

The Detailed solutions to questions appears after you user finishes solving a test and press the Submit button. To display the Detailed Solution press Show solution.

The Detailed Solution contains a comprehensive answer to a test question. The main purpose of the Detailed Solution is to demonstrate step-by-step calculations of the question.

The feature is available only for the Premium users.

A detailed solution of a question can be accessed after pressing Submit on a test.

Press Show solution to display the Detailed Solution to each question.

The feature is only available for the Premium users.

Test Categories

Math Quiz offers tests of GCSE, A-Level and University level Maths of all tiers (Higher, Foundation).

Math Quiz provides test from Foundation and Higher tiers.

Premium

Math Quiz system allows three types of users - Visitors, Registered users and Premium users. To find out more about the features available for each type of users go to the Subscription section of the website. Press Subscribe to become a Premium user on terms outlined on the website and proceed to Pay Pal Express Checkout following the instructions to complete the payment transaction.

Becoming a Premium User is only possible upon registration with Math Quiz.

Premium Users obtain a full access to all the special Math Quiz features:

  • access to all tests
  • enhanced personal profile
  • enhanced user dashboard
  • solved tests history
  • user rankings
  • saving and printing tests and questions
  • detailed solutionimportant
  • test statistics
  • test settings
  • test control panel
  • recommendations for improvement of maths skills
  • no ads
For more details go to the Subscription section - http://math-quiz.co.uk/premium.html.

The Demotest demonstrates a test with the full features available for the Premium Users and was designed to assist users in taking their decision on whether to upgrade their account.

You can access and solve the Demotest either from the Home Page, or from the Subscription page.

Payment

Users can upgrade their accounts to become the Premium users using PayPal payment processing service. To process payment go to Pay Pal Express Checkout following the instructions to complete a transaction.

No payment critical information such as billing address, credit card numbers, bank account numbers etc. is stored on Math Quiz. The payment is entirely processed by PayPal responsible for the payment security.

Math Quiz shall upgrade the user's account on receipt of payment confirmation from PayPal. For more information on payment processing and security visit the PayPal website.

Math Quiz is currently developing special section for schools. The project codename is 'Math Quiz Classroom'. We will be publishing more information about the progress of the project on our Blog. Meanwhile we accept offers or business proposals from the interested parties.

User Rankings

The Best Matemathicians and The Most Active Mathematicians are the user rankings among Math Quiz users. The Most Active Matemathicians and The Best Matemathicians are selected based on the statistical information gathered by the Math Quiz system. The usernames (Display Names) of the The Most Active Matemathicians and The Best Matemathicians are published on the Home Page of the website as well as in the Your Rank section.

The Average Test Score is the Maths Quiz feature that helps to raise our users' awareness about the average level of knowledge of Math Quiz users.

The function enables users to compare their results with the average results based on the statistical information of other users and encourages Math Quiz users to enhance their knowledge of the topics that happened to become their weakness areas.

Email Notifications

Apart from sending system email notifications concerning the technical aspects of your user experience on the website, Math Quiz may periodically send email newsletters with the latest information of the website activities as well as some intriguing statistical information concerning Maths.

Email notifications concerning the technical aspects of your user experience on the website are being automatically send by the Maths Quiz system to the email address provided by a user in his personal profile to ensure the flawless functioning of the website.

We do not request user's permission before sending technical email notifications such as user's registration on the website, as well as change of account username/password details or a profile deactivation.

However, users won't receive our Math Quiz newsletters automatically, unless they sign up for the email newsletter on the Home page.

Users cannot cancel email alerts and notifications concerning the technical aspects of their user experience on the website as they are send automatically by our system to ensure the flawless functioning of the website.

The system shall stop sending notifications of the type mentioned above only on removal of a user's account.

To cancel subscription to the Maths Quiz email newsletter follow the instructions in the newsletter mailed to you. Or unsubscribe in Profile Settings section.

Contact

To contact us, i.e. the Math Quiz team, go to the Contact Us section on the website and leave your message in the Contact Form specifying your email, so that we would be able to reply.

Our main goal is to ensure the best user experience for Math Quiz users. Therefore, we value any assistance in our system development. By sending your comments and opinions you can help us a lot to meet your expectations.

Please help us to improve our service by reporting a mistake or a bug on the website using the Contact Form in the Contact Us section.

We welcome comments and suggestions from our users as it helps us to improve our service and meet their expectations.

Do not hesitate to leave your comment either in the Contact Us section of the website, in our Blog as well as on our Facebook & Google+ pages.

If you have not found an answer to your question Contact Us!