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Overview of the MapleTA Package

 

Description

List of MapleTA Subpackages

List of MapleTA Package Commands

Compatibility

Description

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The Möbius Assessment software from DigitalEd (formerly Maple T.A.) uses Maple's computation engine to assess student responses.  Checking for equivalent results in the domain of mathematics is a hard problem that is best solved using a symbolic language such as Maple.  Even simple problems, such as a student answering y+x when the expected answer is x+y, can be very difficult in a system that does not understand the mathematics behind the student's answer.

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While Möbius Assessment has access to all of Maple's mathematical operations, it also has a selection of built-in commands that can be used in algorithms that do not access Maple's engine. This can be used in a broader range of questions.  For convenience, these commands are now available in Maple.  

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For more information on Maple and DigitalEd integration, see Integration with DigitalEd Products: An Overview.

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Each command in the MapleTA package can be accessed by using either the long form or the short form of the command name in the calling sequence.

  

As the underlying implementation of the MapleTA package is a module, it is also possible to use the form MapleTA:-command to access a command from the package. For more information, see Module Members.

List of MapleTA Subpackages

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The Builtin subpackage is a collection of commands that are natively supported by Maple T.A..

List of MapleTA Package Commands

Builtin

Export

Import

QTI

ToString

 

 

 

Compatibility

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The Overview of the MapleTA Package command was introduced in Maple 18.

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For more information on Maple 18 changes, see Updates in Maple 18.