There are 3 easy maths lesson activities in each tutorial. These activities progress step by step to help you the learner gradually master this maths topic. The activities are based on "3 stage questioning", a method of learning that quickly and easily builds your confidence as you work through the short series of lessons that strengthen your knowledge of the maths that you want to learn.
When you have completed the tutorial for a topic, you should try some of our games before finally doing the test for your chosen topic. See the Help box below for detailed instructions on how to use the lesson activities to help you learn your maths more easily.
You start the tutorial with a lesson that introduces the maths you will be learning. You will see a set of questions one at a time, and for each question you will see the written answer and also hear the answer to that question.
You can repeat the question/answer by clicking on the brown speaker sign. You can repeat the question/answer and expand the question graphic by clicking on the question box. Move between questions using the arrow buttons below the question. If there is additional information available for your chosen topic, the "i" button on the left upright bar will be brown on white. Click on the button to load the additional lesson information into the main interface.
This lesson moves on from the "Introduction" lesson and offers you two possible answers to each question. So, you will see a question then a voice will ask "Is this ... or is it ..." and you will have to choose which of the answers is the one that matches the question.
You choose an answer by clicking or tapping on one of the two answer boxes below the question. You can play the audio for each answer again by clicking on the speaker icon beside the written answer (if robot speech is available and enabled). The program will let you know each time whether you answered correctly. A star will light up red for a wrong answer or white/black for a correct answer.
This lesson asks you the questions in a randomised order compared to the introduction. At the end of the lesson, you can choose whether to repeat the lesson or move on to the next one.
The final lesson of the tutorial shows you multiple possible answers for each question and you must choose the correct one. You are asked a question and below it are a list of two, three, or four possible written/numeric answers from this topic. Pressing the speaker icon will play the maths audio for that answer.
For each picture, click on the answer that matches the question. The program will tell you whether you are right or not. As with the Either..Or.. activity a system of stars indicate your right and wrong answers. The What is it? lesson will show you all the questions you learned in the Introduction but in a random order.
When you complete the "What is it?" lesson, you can choose whether to go on to play some games with this topic, or whether you want to repeat some or all of the lesson activities in this tutorial. You should expect to get 80% of the answers correct in most of the activities before trying some of the Beginner games with this topic.