The goal of this project is to create an automated online exam for the course MS-A000x Matrix Algebra.
The exam is based on the automatic assessment system STACK that has been successfully applied in this context, see e.g. Sangwin & Köcher: Automation of mathematics examinations (Computers & Education 94, 2016, 215–227)
The exam is intended to replace the traditional pen & paper examination, and to be fully automated. It will consist of six randomised problem assignments, one of which is a “theory” problem and five others are traditional calculation problems. Problems are intended to be solved by using pen and paper, and returned to the system through a web form. The CAA system then checks to student solutions and grades the exam.
MS-A000x – Matrix Algebra (5 ECTS)
There are 26 different Matrix Algebra (MS-A000x) courses, and they are run in TFM, ENG, ELEC, SCI and CHEM + the Swedish speaking ones.
School of Science, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
University of Edinburgh