Maple T.A. is designed especially for courses involving mathematics, and so it is your best choice for your mathematics, engineering, science, and other courses that use math. Maple T.A. lets you ask the questions you want, the way you want, and then grades the responses just like you would.
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.
Free response 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 , Maple T.A. will also accept , and if the answer is , Maple T.A. will also accept . Alternatively, you can require responses to be in a particular form.
A wide variety of mathematical and scientific question types support free response questions, questions that require a numeric answer to fall within given margin of error, chemical formula questions, free body diagrams, graph sketching, questions that handle units, interactive Math Apps, multi-part questions, and more.
Open-ended questions can have infinitely many answers. With Maple T.A. you can ask questions for which you cannot know in advance how the student will respond, and Maple T.A. 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.”
Powerful algorithmically generated questions turn one question template into hundreds or thousands of similar questions, providing individual homework assignments and lots of practice questions for your students.
Adaptive questions provide students another chance when they give an incorrect response. Knowing the student is having trouble, the question can be adapted to walk the student through the problem one step at a time, allow students to try a simpler version of the same question before retrying the original, or whatever the instructor feels is appropriate.
Sophisticated visualization tools let you easily include plots in your questions by taking advantage of the over one hundred 2-D and 3-D plot types and customization options available from Maple. When appropriate, you can even allow students to see a plot of their response before they submit their work.
Flexible partial grading lets you give partial credit for mathematical responses that are not completely correct, and you can control how generous or rigorous the grading will be.
Extensive mathematical knowledge coming from Maple means Maple T.A. can automatically grade questions from virtually any area of mathematics.
Of course, Maple T.A. has all the features you would expect in any testing and assessment system, in addition to all the features that make it ideal for math-based testing, including lots of different question types, control over numerous aspects of the assignments, and a gradebook that is second to none in terms of its flexibility and analytical tools.
Maple T.A. is the system of choice for those who want full control over their question content. Whether you want to customize the many available questions or write your own, Maple T.A. provides the most comprehensive, easiest-to-use authoring tools available for mathematics-based content.
Step-by-step Question Designer walks you through the creation of a wide variety of questions.
Easy-to-use editor lets you add formatting, images, plots, and special characters to questions.
International language support allows questions to be written in any language.
Hints and feedback for each question lets you provide additional guidance to your students.
Thousands of built-in math commands provide coverage of virtually all areas of mathematics, so you can create questions for any course, at any level.
Powerful algorithm design tools make it easy to create sophisticated question templates which are used to generate hundreds of instances of a single question. You can vary more than one value in your question, set conditions on those variables, and even take advantage of sophisticated randomization tools found in Maple for generating mathematical objects, such as matrices, polynomials, and prime numbers.
Flexible content management tools make it easy to organize, search, and share content and quickly assemble assignments.
The Maple T.A. Cloud enables easy content sharing, so you can access questions created by other Maple T.A. users and share your own content with the community from within Maple T.A.
From augmenting a standard course management system to providing automated assessment for a custom-built MOOC, Maple T.A. can be integrated into all your online offerings.
Maple T.A. can be seamlessly integrated into all your institutions’ systems and routines, ensuring a smooth experience for students, instructors, and administrators alike.