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ERIC Number: EJ837643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Implementing Computer Algebra Enabled Questions for the Assessment and Learning of Mathematics
Sangwin, Christopher J.; Naismith, Laura
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v15 n1 p3-18 2008
We present principles for the design of an online system to support computer algebra enabled questions for use within the teaching and learning of mathematics in higher education. The introduction of a computer algebra system (CAS) into a computer aided assessment (CAA) system affords sophisticated response processing of student provided answers. Randomised question parameters and immediate, tailored feedback support a pedagogy of practice. We introduce a mathematical question type that encapsulates these features and describe its implementation within the CABLE online system. In CABLE, the question authoring process is supported through options and by providing a programming-free interface for teachers. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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