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Interactive Workout - Mathmo

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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Our Mathmo interactive workout app for A-level fluency has had another makeover. 


Release Notes:

Mathmo 0.9.3 has just been released at

This release gives users much more control over question generation – allowing such things as question sharing, and predictable exercise content. It features a new cleaner user interface which should work on a wider range of browsers.

v0.9.3 should work in any HTML5 capable browser. Some answers have function plots which also require an SVG browser. This excludes IE6,7,8 but allows IE9+. Some Android browsers lack SVG. 

The previously released version of Mathmo 0.5.0, is still available at