How to Take Practices and Tests

  1. After you log in, you will see your Home page. Select MathsFacts in a Flash.
  2. If you are enrolled in more than one MathsFacts in a Flash class, you must choose a class to work in. Select the class name.
  3. Use the next screen to make the following choices:
    • Choose the type of work you want to do.
    • To practise or test to master a level, select Work at your current level.

      To try for a personal best time on a level you have already mastered, select Work at a previously mastered level.

  4. What you do next depends on what type of work you picked.
    • Work at your current level
    • You are trying to master this level.

      Select Practice or Test. If you are testing, select Start Test. Take the practice or test.

    • Work at a previously mastered level
    • You are trying for a personal best time on a level you have already mastered.

      Select the level you want to work with.

      Select Challenge.

      Take the test.

  5. When you finish a practice or test:
    • You will see a screen with your results and targets. You will also see the problems you missed so you can review the correct answers.
    • To view your TOPS Report, click TOPS.
    • If you have finished working, select Exit.
    • You will return to the page where you select the type of work you want to do.

      Select Logout (in the upper-right corner) to exit MathsFacts in a Flash.

    • If you want to keep working:
    • To continue working at the current level, select Try Again. Do this to improve your accuracy and/or your personal best time.

      To work with a level you have already mastered, select New Target. Do this to review information and/or to improve your personal best time.

When you are testing or practising

  • The screen shows your name, whether you are taking a practice or a test and a count showing what problem you are on out of the total number of problems.
  • As each problem is displayed, choose an answer. You cannot skip a problem.
  • Your teacher decides how you answer problems. You will usually use your mouse to select on the answer.
  • To choose an answer, you can:

    • use your mouse to select the answer
    • use the arrow keys
    • type the letter of the answer
    • type the answer itself

    When you have selected or entered your answer, press Enter or return.

  • During tests, select < Back at the bottom of the screen to go back one problem and choose a different answer.
  • You can only go back one problem.

  • During practices, if you choose a wrong answer, the program draws an X over the wrong answer and circles the correct answer.
  • The same problem is shown to you again. This gives you a chance to answer the problem correctly and remember the correct answer.

  • If you see a clock flashing on the screen, it means that the time is almost up (either for the current problem or for the entire practice or test). You should choose an answer quickly.
  • Tests always have 40 problems.
  • Practices are at least 20 problems long, but they may be longer.