Möbius Assessment allows you to ask free-response questions, where students provide their mathematical solution the same way they would on paper.
Natural math notation is used in both the question text and student response.
Easy-to-use equation editor makes it simple to enter mathematical expressions for both students and instructors.
Questions are 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 , Möbius Assessment will also accept . Alternatively, you can require responses to be in a particular form.
Open-ended 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 invertible matrix.”
Extensive 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 results.
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.
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
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.