Blutick

FAQs

How can I try Blutick?

Blutick covers the UK secondary (11-16) curriculum, and is free to try — just sign up at blutick.com/u/register. Sign up today for a free one month trial and discover all that Blutick has to offer!

What topics does Blutick cover?

Blutick covers the UK secondary (11-16) curriculum. Full topic coverage is available here.

Is Blutick really free?

Blutick is completely free for schools, students and parents to use. To support development of the product, some of the more advanced features, such as Revision Schedules and synchronisation with school information systems, are only available on the premium tiers. Check out the full feature set of each tier at https://blutick.com/blutick-pricing/.

Who is behind Blutick?

Blutick was devised by Rob Percival — a maths teacher of ten years and now a highly successful entrepreneur. He’s become one of the most popular online instructors through his web development and coding for kids courses which have been used by over one million people. Learn more.

What devices can I use to access Blutick?

Blutick works on computers, tablets and phones, and on all operating systems. What’s more, Blutick also works offline — just load the website once and when you come back to it when offline you can still access all the questions, and complete tasks. We’re also on the App Store and Google Play.

How many people are using Blutick?

Blutick is used by over 78,000 students in over 1,100 schools from 140 countries, and over 2,700,000 questions have been answered on the platform.

What data can I extract from Blutick about my students?

Blutick gives you a comprehensive overview of each and every student’s progress. The teacher markbook provides details of each student’s attainment. You can also view a student’s working (line by line) for each question if required! Check out this guide for more details.

How does Blutick’s AI work?

Blutick works as a reactive AI, applying a large number of algorithmic tests to the student’s input and then generating a probabilistic assessment of the best response if the student has made a mistake. It takes into account a wide range of factors, including the question context, the stage of working the student is currently at, and the mathematical working itself. All of the lines of feedback are written by real Maths teachers, and are designed to be encouraging and positive while at the same time pointing the student in the right direction, just as a real teacher would do.

Blutick also stores and processes the millions of lines of working that have been entered into the system, and generates suggestions for scenarios that currently don’t offer intelligent feedback. These are then examined by teachers and appropriate feedback written and built into the system. That way Blutick gets cleverer over time.

Finally, Blutick tracks the ‘success rate’ of each feedback message in terms of how likely the student is to enter a correct line of working after having received the message. It can then test new formulations of the message to see which are most successful, and in which contexts. Just as a human teacher improves their ability to identify students’ mistakes and give them appropriate feedback, Blutick learns what works best and what doesn’t, steadily creating a more effective teaching and feedback platform.

Where can I get help with Blutick if needed?

The best place to start is our Getting Started Guide. If you are trying to do specific tasks such as creating classes or viewing students’ progress, check out our Support Docs — they are full of articles written to guide you through Blutick’s many features. If you can’t find what you need on the blog, then just drop us a line on info@blutick.com.