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Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Numeracy Skills Test
Frequently asked questions
Will these qts numeracy packs prepare me for the test?
Most certainly. Both question content and level are tuned precisely for the qts numeracy test.
The mental arithmetic audio/video pack runs with windows media player in real time just like the real test. It shows you how to answer in the short time you have. A pdf book is also included.
The statistics and applying general arithmetic pack runs in powerpoint with animated step by step solutions written for clear and simple understanding. Just read our testimonials.
How do I buy these qts numeracy packs?
The process is simple:
How quickly will I get the download email after buying
Usually within a few minutes
- Click on the buy button for each pack. Purchase both in one basket if you prefer
- Pay by paypal or via your credit or debit card
- Receive a download email and click on the link which takes you to the download page
- Download the zipped pack to your PC - this takes a few minutes
- Unzip and extract the files and save them on your PC
- Double click each file to play them automatically
- To see the process in powerpoint pictures click here
In all cases to date, there has only been a delay in the email download when a customer has given an incorrect or out of date email address. In some cases the download email has been put in the junk email folder. So check out your SPAM folder before contacting us. If you pay through paypal by an e-cheques there can be a delay of up to a week before it is cleared and you get the email
When paying for the qts packs, do I need to sign up for paypal?
We use Paypal because it is secure, but you don't need a paypal account to pay. The screen below shows the options you have. If you have a paypal Account, just log in. Otherwise just pay with a credit or debit card. Don't forget to add your correct email address. Simple.
Is the download email and download page complicated?
No, the email just contains some instructions and a link that you click on. The download page is a webpage like that below. Notice that it is a Maths Made Easy page which is our sister website.
What do I do with a zipped file?
A zipped file is a way of compressing several files (documents, videos etc) into one file. To extract the files within, simply double click the zipped file. A program will start and a screen like that below will appear. Just select 'extract all files' to save the seperate files. This is a normal feature within microsoft Windows. (See below for a Mac).Download this sample to check you can unzip. If nothing happens when you double click you may not have a unzip program - just download a free unzip program from the internet.
I 'm on Vista and having trouble unzipping the file
Check sizes of unzipped mental maths files:
Files for on-screen pack
Follow this process:
Does it download quickly?
- Find the zip file.
- Right click the file and choose "Open With". If a sub-menu appears, please click "Choose Default Program…"
- Click "Browse…" button. Browse to "C:\Windows" folder.
- Find the file "explorer.exe" (it sometimes will show as "explorer") and click "Open".
- Make "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" selected and click "OK".
At average broadband speeds (2MB) it takes between 5 - 10 minutes for the mental arithmetic pack (44MB) and less than one minute for the on-screen questions pack (1MB). If the line 'drops out' for any reason, you will get an incomplete pack and the unzip program will give an error message(....Microsoft cannot open this file because some parts are missing or invalid.) In this case be patient and try downloading again.
What programs do I need to see these packs?
The mental arithmetic pack needs windows media player, part of microsoft Windows. Double click on the files in this pack and the program will start automatically. Download this sample to check you have it.
The statistics and applying general arithmetic pack needs powerpoint, part of windowes office. Double click on the files in this pack and it will start automatically. Then select slide show, view show.
I have a Mac - can I read this stuff?
Yes. You will need an unzip program. You may have one already: check if you can unzip this sample. If not download a free unzip program from the internet.
The mental arithmetic pack plays in windows media player. Mac's have an equivalent program. You may have one already: check with this sample. If not there are free downloads available on the internet to do this.
What about copyright?
These resources may only be reproduced with the permission of Mathsmadeeasy. The purchase of a resource gives the right for that person to create a copy for personal use, but does not confer the right to allow that person to reproduce it for resale or sharing with other individuals.