Möbius Assessment allows you to ask
free-response questions, where students provide their mathematical solution the same way
they would on paper.
notation is used in both the question text and student response.
equation editor makes it simple to enter mathematical expressions for
both students and instructors.
graded for mathematical equivalence. Where appropriate, responses do
not need to be identical to the solution to be graded as correct; they just need to
be equivalent. For example, if the correct answer is ,
Möbius Assessment will also accept , and if the answer is
Assessment will also accept . Alternatively, you
can require responses to be in a particular form.
questions can have infinitely many answers. With Möbius Assessment
you can ask questions for which you cannot know in advance how the student will
respond, and Möbius Assessment can still grade their responses
automatically. You can ask questions such as “Give an example of a
function that has a maximum at x = 0,” “List two composite
numbers that have no factors in common,” or “Give an example of an
mathematical knowledge coming from Maple™ means Möbius Assessment can
automatically grade questions from virtually any area of mathematics.
Instructors in engineering and science
can ask questions that require students to draw free body diagrams, and Möbius Assessment automatically grades the
Students answer a
question by drawing force arrows at appropriate locations and angles on an image
illustrating the problem, such as a ramp, pulley, cart, truss, bridge, or other
statics or dynamics problems.
The student must specify
the type of each force, such as gravity, normal, or friction, and show the direction
of each force in relation to the object.
The direction of each
force is assessed within a specified tolerance.
With gradeable Math
Apps, instructors can provide students with specialized calculators, ask them to
manipulate parameters until they have found the desired solution, give them
interactive plots to explore, and much more.
Students interact with
the Math App directly inside Möbius Assessment.
can automatically grade interactive Math Apps by examining what the student did with
the application, such as moving a slider that controls a plot to a particular value.
If there is more than
one correct answer, Möbius Assessment can analyze the response mathematically
to assign an appropriate grade.
Grading code can be
placed either in the Möbius Assessment question definition or within the Maple™ document itself
Math App questions can
contain algorithmically-generated variables so each student receives a different
version of the Math App question
Numeric response with margin-of-error
The response must match the
correct answer to within a specified tolerance
Acceptable tolerance can be
set by the instructor
between scientific notation and decimal notation, so both forms are accepted when
Supports the use of units,
performing necessary conversions while evaluating the response
Ask students to identify
an element of an image by clicking on it. For example, a clickable image question
could be used to ask students to identify a specific element of a cell diagram, the
focus of an ellipse, or the center of gravity of a gymnast.
The image includes
multiple hot spots for the student to choose from, chosen by the instructor.