Passmore, Tim and Brookshaw, Leigh and Butler, Harry (2011) A flexible, extensible online testing system for mathematics. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 27 (6). pp. 896-906. ISSN 1449-3098
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An online testing system developed for entry-skills testing of first-year university students in algebra and calculus is described. The system combines the open-source computer algebra system Maxima with computer scripts to parse student answers, which are entered using standard mathematical notation and conventions. The answers can involve structures such as: lists, variable-precision-floating-point numbers, integers and algebra. This flexibility allows more sophisticated testing designs than the multiple choice, or exact match, paradigms common in other systems, and the implementation is entirely vendor neutral. Experience using the system and ideas for further development are discussed.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||mathematics; online testing; computer algebra; PHP scripting; algebra; calculus|
|Depositing User:||Mr Tim Passmore|
|Date Deposited:||05 Feb 2012 11:41|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:50|
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