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Overview of the MapleTA Package



Maple T.A. is an easy-to-use web-based system for creating tests and assignments, and automatically assessing student responses and performance. It supports complex, free-form entries of mathematical equations and intelligent evaluation of responses, making it ideal for science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), or any other course that requires mathematics. For more information about Maple T.A. see www.maplesoft.com/products/mapleta.


The Maple T.A. software 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.


While Maple T.A. 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.  


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 Package Commands





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