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Since 2000 my students and I have been authoring a Computer-Aided Assessment package called Mathletics. This uses Perception with "Brunel" templates that incorporate MathML, SVG and random parameters withing questions. This means an inexhaustible supply of questions will be generated at runtime, each with very complete feedback including a fully-worked solution if you get any question wrong.
This work is supported by Brunel University's Teaching and Learning Support Unit, the Maths, Stats and OR Network (MSOR), FDTL4 PPLATO, FDTL5 METAL and others.
For dowloading these tests for educational use and for instructions on how to run them, follow this link.
Entry into Mathletics Test Downloads
ACADEMICS, TEACHERS & Perception AUTHORS can also request the current version of the source material. Unlike the zip files above, this is NOT a runtime test so you'll need you own licenced version of Perception 3.3 or 3.4 (not Perception 4) to be able to use it to make up your own assessments from the questions.
Please contact me if you are an academic/teacher or CAA author using QM Perception version 3.3 or 3.4.
Also please contact me if you want to contribute to the development of the Mathletics suite of tests. In particular, I will be happy to hear what you think about the tests (especially reporting errors/bugs) and what is needed in future versions.
PUBLICATIONS ON MATHLETICS:
Using QM Perception v3 for testing mathematics. (2002) with D Nichols
Pedagogic issues in setting online questions(2003) with D Nichols & M Gill
Setting objective tests in mathematics using QM Perception. (2004) with M Gill.
Setting objective tests in linear algebra using QM Perception. (2004). with E Martin.
Recent developments in setting objective tests in mathematics using QM. (2005) with E Ellis, N Baruah & M Gill.
Me talking about setting objective tests (2004). streamed video.
Development of online mathematics and statistics tests in QM Perception with Edward Ellis, Mundeep Gill, Nabamallika Baruah and Justin Hatt. HELM Conference, Loughborough, Sept 2005.
Computer-Aided Assessment in Mechanics: what can we do; what can we learn; how far can we go? with M. Gill, IMA Conference, March 06
Exportable technologies: MathML and SVG objects for CAA and web content with Edward Ellis, CAA Conference, July 06
Issues with setting objective mathematics questions and testing their efficacy with N. Baruah, M. Gill and J. Hatt, CAA Conference, July 06
Using new question styles and answer file evidence to design online objective questions in calculus with N. Baruah, HELM-MSOR Conference, Sept 06
Mathletics contains 175 mathematical topic areas spanning GCSE to level 2 undergraduate (mostly focussed on A-level and Level 1 undergraduate) and has over 4500 questions. Last year at Brunel University, some 600 students took over 23,000 tests on our network. Mathletics is also used in many other FE & HE institutions and also in a few schools.
Contact me if you are an academic or teacher and want the latest version of the Mathletics suite of tests. I will be happy to send you a CD with everything you will need to run the tests and read the answer files -- FREE OF CHARGE! As far as I know, this works on any Windows system and is widely used.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE OLD STYLE MATHLETICS:
A description of Mathletics.word 6 doc of 17kB.
A summary of Mathletics content and links to Calmat, Transmath and MathwiseWord 6 doc of 37kB.
Computer-based diagnostic tests and assessment at Brunel University (1996).
Mathletics - a review by J Kyle.
Setting objective tests in mathematics with QM Designer (2000).3108kB.
Answer files - what more do they reveal? (2002).3108kB.
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Last updated 04/04/08