Note: the majority of the following questions and many more are now available (in corrected/updated form) via the maths e.g. web application at:
Please use these interfaces if you have an internet link. Otherwise you can download and unzip the following.
|Student group||Download file||Contents||last update|
|any level||Nursing.zip||Calculations for health professionals||13_08_12|
|GCSE level||GCSE numbers.zip||Arithmetic, fractions and percentages||05_05_11|
|GCSE level||GCSE algebra.zip||Algebra diagnostic tests, handling brackets & indices and solving simple equations||05_05_11|
|A level||AS Statistics.zip||Elementary probability and statistics.||05_05_11|
|A level||A level Numbers.zip||Arithmetic, fractions, percentages, complex numbers and number bases other than 10.||05_05_11|
|A level||A level algebra.zip||Algebra diagnostic tests, handling brackets, indices algebraic and rational expressions, and solving equations||05_05_11|
|A level||A level calculus & functions.zip||Rules of differentiation, techniques of integration, binomial theorem and straight lines.||05_05_11|
|A level||Decision maths.zip||Algorithms and linear programming.||05_05_11|
|A level and beyond||Ordinary differential equations.zip||Ordinary differential equations.||05_05_11|
|First Year University||Matrices.zip||Determinants, matrices and solution of matrix equations.||05_05_11|
|First Year University||Mechanics.zip||Vectors, kinematics, dynamics and statics (including trusses and beams).||05_05_11|
|Second Year University||Advanced calculus.zip||Vector calculus, Laplace transforms, Fourier transforms, Fourier series and ordinary differential equations.||05_05_11|
|Economics first year||go to Metal||go to Question Bank|
|Physics first year||go to PPLATO||go to Question Bank|
The tests are written in Question Mark Perception version 3.4, using MathML for mathematical mark-up and SVG for diagrams. Each question uses random parameters so that many thousands of realisations will be generated and each assessment chooses randomly from within the selected topic libraries of questions. This means that if you do the test again you will get related, but not repeated, questions. Each question comes with full feedback and often our guess at why you went wrong if you did, so it is regarded by many students as a useful learning resource.
Firstly note that the download files are zip files; they cannot be run directly, so follow instructions 3 onwards below.
Whether you need instructions 1 & 2 below will depend on how old your PC is. It may well be that you can simply run the tests just fine on newer machines, so try one or two (see below). If you can see
If not, your PC will need a bit of setting up - sorry about this but you need do this only once (and it will be worth it). You might need to ask someone who is "techno-savvy" to help you do instructions 1 & 2.
See also http://www.learnhigher.ac.uk/
Last updated 13/08/12
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