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How to Enter Your Answers in a Blutick Exam

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Just like real papers, Blutick Exams award marks for correct working as well as correct answers. This article shows you how to enter your working and answers when completing a Blutick Exam. For more information about Blutick exams, click here.

Watch this video for a quick introduction:

How do I complete an online exam with Blutick? from Blutick on Vimeo.

The Basics

Entering answers on an Exam works in the same way as any other Blutick question – simply type your working in the box provided.

To get another line to work in, press the enter key on your keyboard, or choose “new line” from the dropdown menu and click “insert”. To remove a line of working, click the delete arrow on the left-hand side.

Blutick Exam indicating insert and delete lines - Blutick Maths Online

Use your keyboard to enter + and – signs, and brackets. Use the Blutick soft keyboard to enter mathematical symbols such as ×, ÷, or π  — click here to find out more about this.

Bear in mind that if you type “x” it does not mean “multiply”, but simply the algebraic term “x”. The “multiply” symbol will appear if you use the key on the soft keyboard. If you prefer to type, use the asterisk (*) symbol – this will display as a dot. See the image below – only the second and third lines show the calculation “2 multiplied by 3”.

Blutick Exam showing ways of entering multiply function and common error of using x - Blutick Maths Online

You can type a forward slash “/” as “divide”, however bear in mind that this will display as a fraction, rather than the ÷ symbol.

What about more complex expressions?

To enter expressions involving fractions, powers, and roots (), use the soft keyboard again. Press the appropriate key and type in the information you need.

For fractions, use the soft keyboard to enter the fraction, and then add the values for the numerator (at the top), and the denominator (at the bottom).

Blutick exam showing how to enter a fraction - Blutick Maths Online

You can use all the other keys to enter complex expressions into a fraction, if you need to.

Blutick exam showing how to enter a fraction containing more complex expressions - Blutick Maths Online

There are separate keys for squares and other powers. Type your first value before pressing the power key, and then type in the power (unless it is 2, which is filled in for you).

Blutick exam showing how to enter powers - Blutick Maths Online

With roots, press the key first, and then your value. For nth roots press the key and enter the power you want first (e.g. 3 for a cube root) and then the number inside the root sign.

Blutick exam showing how to enter roots - Blutick Maths Online

For questions involving column vectors, press the key and enter your values for x (at the top) and y (at the bottom).

Blutick exam showing how to enter column vectors - Blutick Maths Online

How do I work out my answers by hand on Blutick?

If you’re completing a non-calculator exam, you will probably need to work out addition, multiplication etc by hand.

Use the “insert” function and select the appropriate method.

Exam question showing dropdown options for working without a calculator - Blutick Maths Online

Then fill in the lines as you carry out the calculation, just as if you were working with pen and paper.

Blutick exam showing Example of working without the calculator - Blutick Maths Online

Why not try using the Blutick Writing Maths feature?

The Writing Maths feature converts your handwritten working into text. Click here to find out how to use it.

Handwriting feature indicating action buttons

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