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Creating an Adaptive Question

Adaptive Question Designer questions can be used to create an adaptive multipart question in which the student is presented with one subquestion, or section, at a time, and the question behavior depends on whet...

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Assumptions on variables

Assumptions can be used in any code where you can call Maple (i.e. either in Maple answer code, in Maple grading code, or in the creation of an algorithmic variable). Note that these various components are not...

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Greek letters in Response Areas

The easiest way to include Greek letters and constants in your Maple T.A. answers is to have students use the Equation Editor palette. The largest list of built-in Greek symbols in Maple T.A. is found in the M...

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Subscript and Superscript in Response Areas

As always, students are able to input an answer with either the Equation Editor or text depending on the options the Instructor has set up. In this case, it will be easier to have the student input their answe...

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Using the constants 'e' and 'i' in Response Areas

Maple recognizes e and i as characters and not constants. Maple and Maple T.A. instead use exp(1) to represent e and capital i, I, to represent i. In order to use these in a Maple T.A. question, you can inclu...

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Weighting Adaptive Sections correctly

Introduced in Maple T.A. 2016, Adaptive Sections is a feature in the Question Editor Palette that lets you have separate parts/sections to the same question that are revealed one by one to the student as they a...

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Using 'infinity' in Response Areas

Use the Response Area type Mathematical Formula with the option set to Formula without Simplification. Set the answer to infinity or an Algorithm Section variable labelled as such (this includes Maple-called v...

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Using Switch with Maple Calls

Using Maple Calls in your question creation allows you to utilize Maple specific commands that are not built into Maple T.A.. Example $a=maple(" ... "); where ... represents the Maple command you are u...

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Maple code calls in Maple T.A.

Maple T.A. keeps a pool of Maple engines (usually between 5 and 10 instances) to execute Maple commands entered in the question Algorithm section. Each maple(...) statement that is used in the Algorithm sectio...

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Creating a Question

To create a question for future use in your class, go from the Class Homepage for your class to the Content Repository. In the top left-hand corner of the page, click on Create New, and then click on Question/T...

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