What types of problems will pupils see in Freckle Maths Practice?

Freckle Maths Practice (whether Adaptive Practice, Targeted Practice or a Benchmark Assessment) aims to provide pupils with diverse question types. In doing this, we believe that we can better assess pupil understanding and speak to pupil abilities. We also acknowledge how important school network and county-wide testing is, and therefore, we have built our program to mirror many of the question types pupils see on these tests (think end-of-year assessments).

So . . . what types of questions will your pupils see on Freckle? Let us take a look.

Question Type #1: Multiple Choice

An example multiple choice question: the pupil is asked how many triangles are on the screen, and they have to choose the correct number from four options at the bottom of the screen.

Multiple choice questions ask pupils to pick ONE correct answer (listed at the bottom). You will notice there is no Submit button on these questions. Simply selecting an answer will submit it as the answer.

Question Type #2: Multiple Answer

An example multiple answer question: the question has more than one possible correct answer, and the pupil must choose the correct answers before selecting Submit.

Multiple answer questions may have one or more than one correct answer (listed at the bottom). You will notice that for these questions, there is a Submit button in the lower-right corner. Pupils must select the correct answers by clicking on them and then selecting Submit when ready.

Question Type #3: Type-in

An example type-in question: the question is a geometry problem, and the pupil must type their answer in the space at the bottom of the screen before selecting Submit Answer.

Type-in questions require pupils to actually type their answer into a text box. Only numbers can be entered into the text box. If the answer to the question, for example, is 12 square centimetres, pupils will just type 12 into the box. Once a pupil is ready to submit their answer, they can press the Enter key on the keyboard. Note: There are no type-in questions for Years 1 and 2.

Question Type #4: Drag & Drop

An example drag and drop question: pupils are presented with six mathematical questions involving fractions; the pupils must calculate the fractions and then drag and drop them on their equivalent values above before selecting Submit.

Drag and drop questions require pupils to use the computer mouse (or their finger on an iPad or tablet) to actually drag answer choices and drop them into categories. When pupils believe they have sorted all of the answer choices correctly, they can select the green Submit button. Note: There are no drag and drop maths questions for Years 1 and 2.

Question Type #5: Graphs

An example graph question: the pupil is given a quadratic equation to solve, and needs to place intercept points on a graph before selecting Submit.

Graph questions ask pupils to place points on a graph to solve a variety of equations and functions (functions, linear functions, linear inequality functions, exponential equations and quadratic equations). Where appropriate, function lines are drawn on the graph based on the pupil's point placement, and the lines update dynamically when the pupil moves, adds or removes points. For linear inequality functions, the pupil can also toggle the line between solid and dashed and choose which parts of the graph should be shaded. Note: There are no graphing questions for Years 1–6.

Question Type #6: Complete the Table

An example 'complete the table' question. A five-step proof is shown in a table, with several statements and reasons omitted. The pupil needs to select the correct statements and reasons from the drop-down lists provided before selecting Submit.

Complete the table questions present the pupils with an incomplete proof in tabular form. The pupil uses drop-down lists within the table to select statements and reasons to fill in the missing parts of the proof. When pupils believe they have selected the correct options to complete the proof, they can select the green Submit button. Note: There are no Complete the Table questions for Years 1–6.

All questions in Years 1–6 have audio that can be read aloud to pupils.

If a pupil's language is set to Spanish, they will be able to toggle the language of both Adaptive Practice and Targeted Practice questions between Spanish and English.

A geometry question presented in Spanish and English; the button to switch back and forth between languages is in the upper-right corner.