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The features of the Math Tester software is quite straight forward and self explanatory. There are three prepared algebra and trigonometry exams that are suitable for high school level math students. These could be either answered with multiple choice from selected from the checkbox labelled A through E or need to be answered directly by typing in the answer in the text box provided for question requiring a typed in answer. Click on the Start Exam button to start the prepared exams. Each prepared exam is 50 questions in length and there are 3 prepared exams included with the Math Tester software.
In addition to the prepared high school level exams, a basic math problem generator is also included which generates math problems involving basic arithmetic. These include problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and mixed problems involving bracketed math operation and also arithmetic operations involving fractions. A math tutorial for basic math concepts is also included. Click on the Generate Problems button to generate a 50 question quiz involving basic math problems.
In doing the prepared high school level exams, the Math Tester program will either show a sequence of multiple choice check boxes that the student need to choose from corresponding to the possible answers shown after each math question is displayed in the text window or a text box is shown instead where the student taking the exam needs to type in the answer to the math problem directly. The prepared exams are started after the user clicks on the Start Exam button upon starting up the Math Tester software or click on the Next Exam button after a 50 question exam has been completed or quitted. Click on the Submit button to submit your final decision for the answer or click on the Clear button to erase your answer and restart the question.
Upon clicking on the Generate Problems button immediately afterwards a dialogue box will appear asking the user whether or not you want to review basic math concepts with the included basic math tutorial that comes with the Math Tester software. Clicking the yes button will start the basic math tutorial which goes over concepts in basic arithmetic in graphical detail showing how each basic math operation works and shows a step-by-step process of solving those basic math problems. Clicking the No button will immediately start a new quiz on basic math concepts that's generated by the software.
The generated basic math quiz follows the same format as the prepared exams except all answers must be typed in directly into the answer text box provided. There are no multiple choice questions available for the software generated math quizzes.
If you click the Yes button when the prompt box is displayed asking you whether or not you would like to review the Basic Math Tutorial then a graphical math tutorial on understanding and solving basic arithmetic problems will be shown. Each problem involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and mixed problems involving bracketed math operation and also arithmetic operations involving fractions will be solved in a step-by-step process with detailed graphical explanations following each step in the problem solving process shown.
Click the close button at the bottom of the graphical window to close the explanation that's displayed for each step in the math tutorial. Click on the Next button to proceed to the next step in the math tutorial or the Previous button to go back to a previous step in case you don't quite understand the solution process. You can also choose to quit the math tutorial early by clicking on the quit button.
After an exam or generated quiz have ended or have been quitted you have the following list of options available in the Math Tester. You can click on the Review button to go through the solution and detailed explanation for each question in the exam. You can click on the Restart button to restart the current exam. You can click on the Next Exam button to start the next exam (There are three prepared exams in total). You can click on the Generate Problems button to generate a 50 question quiz involving basic math concepts or to view the Basic Math Tutorial. Or, you can click on the Quit button to quit the software.