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FAQs on Subscription


How do I sign up for a subscription?
Click the button
to sign up online.

How much does a subscription cost?
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for subscription charges.

After I sign up for a subscription, when can I start using my account?
Your account will normally be created within 2 days. You will be informed of your User ID and Passwords using your e-mail address and postal address.

What do I get for a Home100 subscription?
  • Create 100 very high quality assessment or test papers using our simple-to-use state-of-the-art computer programs for your child to practise.

  • An opportunity for your child to learn Mathematics online and independently in a fun way without being nagged by anybody. math456.com is completely patient with your child.

  • Questions (except very simple questions) that come with carefully explained answers. You no longer have to spend long hours working out your child's assessment papers just to help your child.

  • Recognition that every child's learning ability and pace are different. We have rated every question either as easy or difficult. You can thus create your very own customised assessment or test papers based on the level of difficulty that best suits your child.

  • An opportunity for your child to have an edge over others, with access to more than 18000 questions with clear detailed answers.


  • Can I subscribe to Maths IQ only?
    Maths IQ cannot be subscribed to alone. It has to go with one of the Home or School plans.

    When I subscribe, I get Math IQ free, why is it that when I create a paper based on IQ questions, my account gets deducted.
    Math IQ is free means you don't have to pay extra for the use of the Math IQ data bank. When you create a paper based on Math IQ questions, your will still need to use your account (papers) for it.

    I am a maths tutor and would like to use test papers downloaded from this website to teach my pupils. Should I subscribe to a Home plan or a School plan?
    School plan if you are registered as a business entity. Home plan if you are a private tutor.

    Is there any difference between a Home100 plan and a School100 plan?
    No.

    I have just signed up for subscription plan Home100, when will my subscription end?
    Your subscription will end at the end of the year or one year from now (depending on the plan you subscribed) or when you have created 100 test papers, whichever comes first.

    What will happen to the unused papers at the end of my subscription period? Can they be carried forward to a new subscription period when I resubscribe?
    All unused papers will expire at the end of your subscription. They cannot be carried forward.

    I signed up for a Home100 subscription plan 6 months' ago. I created 98 papers and have 2 papers left but I need to use your website to create another 10 papers, what should I do?
    You need to renew your subscription.

    For the subscription plan Home100, what does 100 papers mean?
    Each paper entitles a user to make a request (create a test or online learning) on the website.

    How many questions are there in a paper?
    If you are creating a test, the number will be 45 or 48 or a number chosen by you. If you are using the online learning program, the whole list of available questions will be displayed.

    I would like to download detailed answers for tests in an assessment book, should I use my paid account or the public account?
    Use the public account.

    What is the difference between a Home subscription and a School subscription?
    A Home subscription is for home use only. All downloaded assessment or test papers are not allowed to be given to anyone. A School subscription allows copies of a test paper downloaded to be made and distributed during the validity of the subscription period. These copies may only be distributed to pupils subscribed under the commercial plan. The privilege of making and distributing copies of a test paper expires when the subscription expires. All hard and soft copies distributed must bear the statement "Source: www.math456.com. Copyright belongs to math456.com." All web pages downloaded must be discarded within 3 days after the expiration of the subsciption.

    How do I find out the number of papers left on my subscription?
    Use the button to find out.

    My subscription is expiring soon, how can I renew my subscription?
    Renew online. Click to begin.

    I have sent out my subscription renewal form. How do I know whether the renewal has been effected?
    Use the button to find out.

    If I subscribe to a Home plan for Primary 5, will I get access to questions from topics in Primary 4 (like Symmetry, Area and Perimeter of Squares and Rectangles, Tables, Graphs, etc)?
    Yes. A subscription for Primary 5 will include all the Primary 5 topics and all the Primary 4 topics. Please refer to the for topics provided to a subscription for Primary 5.

    If I subscribe to a Home plan for Primary 6, will I get access to questions from topics in Primary 4 (like Symmetry, Area and Perimeter of Squares and Rectangles, Tables, Graphs, etc)?
    Yes. A subscription for Primary 6 will include all the Primary 6 topics and all the Primary 4 and 5 topics. Please refer to the for topics provided to a subscription for Primary 6.

    I have subscribed to a Home plan for Primary 5. Can I use it to create a test paper on Whole Numbers for another child of mine who is in Primary 4?
    The test paper created will not be appropriate for a child in Primary 4. Please refer to the for details.

    I subscribed to a 12-month Home plan for Primary 4 in June 2006. Can I request for a switch from Home plan for Primary 4 to Home plan for Primary 5 in January 2007?
    Yes. A 12-month Home plan entitles a subscriber to make a switch from one level to the next level in the month of December or January. Switch is not allowed in other months. Simply send an e-mail to tanbm@math456.com (B. M. Tan) in January requesting for the switch. The switch will normally be done within 2 days.


    FAQs on Test Papers and Questions


    Do I need any special software to download assessment or test papers?
    No special software is needed. All you need is a web browser like Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.

    Do I need any special printer to print a test paper?
    No special printer is needed. You can print a test paper using any printer in black-and-white or in colour.

    How do I download or create a test paper?
    Click the button to begin.

    What is the difference between create a test and download a test?
    We prefer the word create to emphasise that a user does not merely download a preset paper but actually uses our simple-to-use state-of-the-art computer programs to create or set a paper according to the user's wishes using questions from our data bank.

    Do I need to key in questions to create a test?
    No. Questions will be drawn from our data bank. All you need to do is to 'tell' the computer program the type of test paper you want and our computer program will create a paper according to your wishes.

    What are the differences between the various "Create a Test" buttons?





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    When can I download or create a CA2 test paper for my child to practise?
    Any time when you need it. This flexibility allows your child to go as fast and as far as your child is able to.

    I have bought the book entitled "Maths IQ for Primary Schools". How do I get detailed answers to the problems?
    Click the button
    and then click the book cover .

    I have bought the book entitled "Primary 6 Mathematics Topic by Topic for Top Primary Schools". How do I get detailed answers to the problems?
    Click the button
    and then click the book cover .

    How long will you keep the detailed answers on the website?
    The detailed answers will stay on the website for as long as the book is in print.

    How can I use the "Online Learning" button?
    The allows any question to be tried online. Children can learn Mathematics online and independently in a fun way.

    For teachers often burdened with lots of teaching duties and administrative tasks, we have meticulously prepared more than 15,000 figures to help you to
    teach creatively and effectively. You no longer have to spend long hours preparing teaching aids. Simply project the web page onto a big screen and concentrate on your teaching. Great results with minimum preparation!

    My child is currently in Primary 3. Can I use your website to create an IQ test to help me to find out whether my child is gifted and eligible to be admitted to the Gifted Education Program in Primary 4?
    Use to create an IQ test for your child. These questions are designed to test the maths IQ of a child.

    Can my child improve his ability to solve IQ problems by practising IQ problems downloaded from your website?
    With practice, your child can improve his ability in solving IQ problems. After all, there are certain basic techniques in solving IQ problems that can be learned.

    Are your IQ problems suitable for children?
    All our IQ problems are specially designed for children in primary schools. Your child only needs to know '+', '-', '×' and '÷' to solve these highly interesting IQ problems.

    Why should my child use your IQ problems? I can always buy an IQ book for my child to try out.
    1. Good IQ books are notoriously expensive. For a fraction of the price of an IQ book, you will have access to our large collection of very high quality IQ problems.
    2. There are very few maths IQ books in the market specially designed for children.
    3. We provide clear detailed answers for your child to learn many of the basic techniques required to solve IQ problems.



    Can I try out some questions before I decide to subscribe?
    Certainly, just click to begin. All our questions are carefully prepared by teachers and educationists, each with more than 15 years of teaching experience.

    I can't find questions for Primary 1, 2 or 3. Can you help?
    At present, our website only offers questions for Primary 4, 5 and 6. Questions for Primary 1, 2 and 3 will be added at a later stage.

    When I print out a test paper, the margin on the left is too small and the margin on the right is too big? How do I increase the margin on the left?

    Step 1:
    Click 'File' and then 'Page Setup'.



    Step 2:
    Change the left and right margins (circled in red).




    What is the best text size to use for printing a test paper?

    Medium text size.


    How do you rate a question as 'easy' or 'moderate or difficult'?
    A question is rated 'easy' if the calculation involved is straight forward. A question is rated 'moderate or difficult' if it is computationally difficult or tricky or involves problem solving skill.

    Will two questions rated as 'moderate or difficult' have the same degree of difficulty?
    The answer is no. When a question is rated 'moderate or difficult', the question can be slightly harder than an 'easy' question or the question can be moderately difficult or the question can be very difficult. In other words, if we use the numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3 to denote the difficulty of a question. An 'easy' question will be denoted using 0 (easy). A 'moderate of difficult' will be denoted using 1 (slightly harder than an easy question), 2 (moderately difficult) or 3 (very difficult).

    I created a CA1 for my child in Primary 5. How come the test contains questions on Symmetry, Tables, Measures etc?
    CA1 for Primary 5 will include all the topics learned in the first 3 months of Primary 5 and all the topics learned in Primary 4. Symmetry, Tables and Measures are topics learned in Primary 4.

    I created two tests for fractions, some questions are the same in the two tests. Is there any problem?
    The data bank of questions is finite, so it is not unusual to see some questions repeating especially when the number of topics chosen is small. The positive aspect of repeating questions is that you can use these questions to gauge your child's progress.

    Is there any way for me to create two test papers with no repeating questions?
    Yes. Use the button . Questions will not be chosen randomly. You choose the questions to be included in a test.

    If I enter the same question set number, will I always get the same set of questions?
    The same set of questions and answers will be obtained unless we add a new batch of questions to the website.

    How often do you add a new batch of questions to the website?
    We add new batches of questions to the website almost daily.

    Your website has more than 18000 questions. How many questions should my child attempt and are they sufficient for my child to get the best grade?
    18000 questions are simply too many for any child to attempt. The number of questions to attempt depends very much on an individual child. Parents should use their discretion on this matter. The more practice your child has, the better is the chance of your child getting the best grade. Except for a few very bright children, many children can get the best grades simply by practising a large variety of questions.

    Does your website have sufficient challenging or thinking problems?
    About 50% of the 18000 problems are simple problems. The other 50% are either challenging or thinking problems.

    I came across a website produced by other companies, why should I use your website?
    • Would you put your child's future in a website that is not produced by very experienced teachers? Everyone can get examination papers from top primary schools and produce low quality test papers. It takes very experienced teachers to select the best problems from a thick pile of examination papers to produce the highest quality test papers.
    • Would you put your child's future in a website that you cannot even find people with real names?
    • An easy problem takes about 2 minutes to produce. A high quality challenging or thinking problem takes about 1 to 2 hours (could be longer) to produce. Ask the website what percentage of their problems are challenging or thinking.

    Why should I trust your books and your website?
    All the questions were written by a team of experts in Mathematics and Education led by Ms Tan B M, who understands primary school mathematics. She graduated with a BSc in Mathematics and Education from the University of Malaya and a MEd from the University of Sheffield. Our advisors include Dr Chan Gin Hor (PhD in Mathematics, University of British Columbia), Dr Choo Eng Ung (PhD in Mathematics, University of British Columbia), Dr Chen Chuan Chong (PhD in Mathematics, Queen's University), and Ms Ratha A J (MA ELT, University of Warwick). Our credentials speak for themselves.

    Are your questions 'complete'?
    We have included a large variety of questions for any particular topic. Nearly every imaginable question is included. Some other websites are weak in topics like solid figures, volume, nets, tessellations, symmetry, graphs, rectangles, triangles and circles where figures are required. We have created more than 15,000 figures to help children learn Mathematics. We are also very strong in topics that do not require many figures.

    Will more questions be added to the website?
    We add questions to the website almost daily. Questions added will reflect the latest emphasis of MOE's syllabus. Out-of-date questions are removed.

    Does your website follow the MOE's syllabus?
    Yes, we follow the MOE's latest syllabus. We suggest you try to create a test paper using all the topics at the Primary 6 level. Compare our paper with a recent PSLE examination paper. You will find that the paper created here feels and looks like a real PSLE examination paper. The only difference is that our paper can be printed either in black-and-white or in colour.

    Any idea how difficult or how easy the questions are in the PSLE Mathematics examination papers?
    According to our analysis of PSLE Mathematics examination papers using our rating system, the overall percentage of moderate and difficult questions is estimated to be about 30%.

    Any idea how difficult or how easy the questions are in Mathematics examination papers from top primary schools in Singapore?
    According to our analysis of Mathematics examination papers from top primary schools in Singapore and using our rating system, the overall percentage of moderate and difficult questions is estimated to be about 40% to 60%.

    How do I enhance my child's chance of getting an A* in PSLE Mathematics?
    Do what the top primary schools do. Let your child practise full-length assessment papers with an overall difficulty of 40% to 60% (can be created easily using math456.com) and your child's chance of getting an A* will be greatly enhanced. Weaker pupils will also benefit, instead of getting B or C, your child could get A. The logic is simple: If your child practise many papers of difficulty higher than the PSLE Mathematics examination paper, your child will find the PSLE Mathematics examination paper relatively easy.

    Is it a good idea for my child to practise only full-length assessment papers based on multiple topics?
    Most teachers believe that with full length assessment papers based on multiple topics, your child will learn to put ideas from different topics together and will eventually have a deeper understanding. Your child will also learn to be exam smart like knowing how to manage the time given. A word of caution: If your child has not understood many of the individual topics adequately, then full-length assessment papers based on multiple topics will probably not help. Instead your child may feel discouraged. We advise children to learn each individual topic properly first before attempting full-length assessment papers based on multiple topics.

    What is an Internal Question Number?
    Just like the name of a person, every question is identified by a unique Internal Question Number that will never change.

    What are the differences between your website and Mathematics assessment books?


    math456.com Assessment Books
    Number of questions in a test User determined Fixed
    Choice of questions Yes No. Fixed
    Brief answers provided Yes Usually yes
    Detailed answers provided Yes. We strive to provide answers that are detailed enough for most children to learn on their own without the need to ask anyone. Unlike a book that usually squeezes 20 to 50 'detailed' answers on a single page, space is never a problem on our website and hence we can provide answers that are as detailed as possible. Usually no. For books that provide 'detailed' answers, they are usually not detailed enough or with 20 to 50 'detailed' answers squeezed on a single page.
    Difficulty level indicator Yes Usually no
    'Unlimited' number of test papers for a particular topic your child is weak at Yes No
    Can I ask someone if the detailed answer is not detailed enough or it is not clear? Yes. We provide excellent support. Simply send an e-mail to tanbm@math456.com (B. M. Tan). We will improve the detailed answer and answer any question you might have, usually within 24 hours. Usually no for books from other publishers. We provide excellent support for books published by math456.com. Simply send an e-mail to tanbm@math456.com (B. M. Tan). We will improve the detailed answer and answer any question you might have, usually within 24 hours.
    Quality of questions Very high. Written by experts in Mathematics and Education who understand Primary school children Low to very high



    FAQs on User ID and Passwords


    Can I change my User ID?
    Sorry, User ID cannot be changed.

    Can I change my Password?
    Yes, just click the button to begin.

    I have forgotten my Password, what can I do?
    Send an e-mail to tanbm@math456.com (B. M. Tan) stating your name, mother's name (for verification purpose), and telephone number. We will retrieve your User ID and Password for you.


    General FAQs


    I am a teacher and I would like to buy your books for my pupils. Who should I contact?
    We offer big discounts for school purchases.

    If you are interested to buy books for your pupils,
    please feel free to e-mail tanbm@math456.com (B. M. Tan) for details.
    Please don't forget to ask for your
    complimentary copy.

    I live in USA and I would like to buy your books, how do I go about doing it?
    You can order our books online. Click the following button to begin:

    I found a maths problem on your website but I don't understand the detailed answer, can you help? By the way, I am not a subscriber to your website.
    Simply send an e-mail to tanbm@math456.com (B. M. Tan) quoting the Internal Question Number. We will improve the detailed answer, usually within 24 hours.

    I have a maths problem not from your website and I don't know how to solve it, can you help? By the way, I am not a subscriber to your website.
    We do not provide this kind of service but if the problem is interesting or challenging enough and our Maths Consultants will solve the problem and e-mail the answer to you, usually within 24 hours, free of charge. If you do not hear from us within 24 hours, that means we are not interested in the problem.

    Simply send your maths problems to tanbm@math456.com (B. M. Tan)

    I am a subscriber to your website. My child has a maths problem. After going through the detailed answer, my child is still unable to underastand the concepts. I am also unable to help my child. Can my child get help over the phone?
    We do not provide this kind of personal service. Please note that your subscription does not include this kind of service.

    However, if you are a subscriber, we will definitely answer your e-mail and we will try our best to help but only through e-mail. This e-mail service is not part of the subscription and it is only provided on a good will basis to subscribers. Please state your UserID in your e-mail and send your maths problems to tanbm@math456.com (B. M. Tan). We usually reply within 24 hours.

    I still have questions, who can I ask?
    Simply send your questions to tanbm@math456.com (B. M. Tan)


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