Passmore, Tim and Brookshaw, Leigh and Butler, Harry J. (2007) A flexible, extensible online testing system for mathematics. In: AMS NZMS 2007: Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the New Zealand Mathematical Society , 12-15 Dec 2007, Wellington, New Zealand.
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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 PHP scripts and XML configuration files to parse student answers, which are entered using standard mathematical notation and conventions. The answers can involve data structures like lists, variable-precision floating-point or integer numbers and algebra, which allows more sophisticated testing designs than the multiple-choice, or exact-match, paradigms common in other systems. Experience using the system and ideas for further development are discussed.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)|
|Additional Information:||Conference proceedings unpublished.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||online testing system; entry-skills testing; mathematics|
|Subjects:||230000 Mathematical Sciences
280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
|Depositing User:||Mr Tim Passmore|
|Date Deposited:||24 Apr 2008 01:55|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:01|
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