We made only one significant change to Arc Maths App after testing it with pupils at Manor CE Academy. This was to remove the option to jump in at a higher level and bypass the easier, earlier questions. (The feedback and reasons around this are interesting – will post separately on this – EdTech design.)
Now that Arc Maths has been trialled in more schools, another issue has emerged: what do the questions at the higher levels look like? We have had a few users make it through to level 10 in about 3 months. This is going some - Arc Maths is designed to be a companion across the whole 5 years of secondary from age 11 to 16 so it takes significant commitment, knowledge and enthusiasm to complete all questions in such a short time frame.
You can vary the rate at which you progress through Arc Maths App. This is what the 'About You' questions do. However, all users start at the beginning so we can find the gaps and anything that might have been forgotten. (Naming quadrilaterals seems to trip a lot of people up! - something that is usually taught at primary school.)
Consequently, for most users, their experience so far has been at the lower levels – and of course these are the types of questions that teachers see. So I thought it might be helpful to show a few of the more challenging questions. These questions are taken from a user on level 8. Some of them will be recapping questions that they might have got wrong on earlier levels; others will be new to them.
There is another level of challenge beyond this: some trickier vector questions, algebraic fractions, exponential graphs, algebraic probability, self-inverse functions, simultaneous equations with quadratics, to name a few. This makes Arc Maths as suitable for higher attaining pupils as it is for intervention.