Start level and level ascents/descents during training
Each exercise has different levels of difficulty. These are called start levels. The highest achievable start level is displayed at the end of the level bar.
Normally, the exercise always starts at the last level you reached, so that you can train at your individual performance limit.
However, you can lower the start level in the pre exercise window according to your needs, even if you want to train in learning mode.
You can move the slider (blue dot) to the left to lower the start level of the exercise accordingly.
To advance in a starting level, you need a certain number of consecutively given correct answers. You can see the points by the display above the field inside a circle. This circle fills up more and more, depending on how many points you score in the exercise.
Whether or not you are relegated in a starting level depends on a given number of negative answers that have to be given in succession.
Evaluation of the exercises
After completing an exercise, you will receive an evaluation with various information.
- Points: Your score just achieved in the exercise
- Speedometer: Comparative score within your age group as a percentage
- Progress: your personal progress in the current exercise
The speedometer represents the comparison between your performance and the average performance of your peer group.
The percentage indicates that you are better than xx% of all other users within your evaluation group.
The achieved points are displayed during the exercise. Your total score is displayed as a bar chart after the exercise. There you can also see how you performed in the exercise before.
If you scroll all the way down the page that opens, the website will show you the leaderboard for that exercise in the current month. If you want to see only the achievements of your friends, just click on "Friends".
The points you receive at the end of an exercise are composed as follows:
The calculation of points is mostly exponential.
In each starting level you receive a certain number of points per correct answer as well as a certain number of bonus points, which add up until the end of the exercise.
From the first reached starting level you automatically receive a number of bonus points, which can differ from exercise to exercise and from difficulty level to difficulty level due to the number of solution entries (positive or negative).
The higher the difficulty level, the higher the number of bonus points.
Fitness levels and activity points
You earn one activity point for each exercise you complete.
Several activity points are required to reach a fitness level. As the fitness level increases, you will also need more and more activity points to reach the next one.
Currently there are 20 fitness levels, each with a different name.
You can see which level you are currently at on the home page next to the animated brain.
By clicking on the "Progress" menu item, you will be taken to the overview for the results of your placement tests in the individual categories.
To do this, click on the corresponding button for the respective category, "Speed", "Reasoning", "Attention" or "Memory", that you would like to have displayed.
If you hold the mouse cursor over each bar of the graph, you will see the date and the score of each category.
In the comparisons in percentages, there is a subdivision into different age groups summarized per decade.
The bar chart under "Progress" represents the comparison of your progress to other participants in your age group.
The percentage indicates that you are better than xx% of all other users within your rating group.
If you move your mouse over the bars, your achieved points will be displayed in absolute numbers.
For the direct comparison, all members are taken into account who have agreed to the evaluation of your data and have trained regularly in the last 30 days. At the moment you can assume about 200,000 active members, divided according to their age group.
Under the section "Training priorities" you can see how the weighting of the individual categories within the training plan turns out. The initial values are based on the results of your last placement test, but you can change them yourself if necessary to adapt the focus within the training plan to your needs.
You can get to your age group by hovering your mouse over your email address in the top right corner. A new menu will open and you can click on "Settings" there.
Then scroll down the settings page to the sub-section "Peer group". There you can see which age group you selected after the last placement test.