Students often struggle to write mathematically. This is even more difficult for students when it comes to writing math online. Students don’t always understand the difference it makes when writing
1/x+5 instead of
-5^2 instead of
(-5)^2. MathQuill is a new feature in WeBWorK that should greatly improve your students’ ability to respond to problems without syntactical issues such as these getting in the way.
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What does the Achievement system in WeBWorK do, exactly?
Achievements are a WeBWorK feature designed to reward students for solving homework problems in addition to other, often overlooked, positive student behaviors. For example, students might earn an achievement for solving 3 homework problems in a row without any incorrect submissions, or for solving a problem after taking long break. Earning achievements and solving problems earns students points, and as students gain points, they earn reward items and reach higher levels.
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“Show Me Another” is a feature that allows students to generate a new randomization for a problem. This is very useful for students when they are reviewing for exams!
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Scaffolding is an effective technique to guide students towards difficult problems and deeper understanding. WeBWorK has recently introduced a new framework for coding problems, allowing you to implement scaffolding techniques in your WeBWorK problems. So, how do we take advantage of this framework?
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In this post, we’re going to go over everything you need to know in order to write your first WeBWorK problem. Because of the way text is formatted on this website, please do not copy-paste any code directly from this page.
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It’s hard to believe, but sometimes students forget their WeBWorK password.
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Just as you would with a textbook, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the WeBWorK problems you’re going to assign before you assign them.
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There are several ways to keep track of your students’ progress in WeBWorK, we’ll talk about them in this post.
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Managing due dates and assigning problem sets are some of the most frequent actions for a WeBWorK professor. This post will guide you through the necessary steps for assigning existing problem sets, and managing their due dates.
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