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1 David Lippman Project Lead Pierce College 2009 PNW MAA Section Meeting Online Math Assessment with WAMAP / IMathAS

2 What is WAMAP / IMathAS IMathAS: Internet Math Assessment System Web-based math assessment engine Web-based math assessment engine Learning management system Learning management system Algorithmically generated questions Algorithmically generated questions Computer grading of numerical and math expression questions Computer grading of numerical and math expression questions existing questions from arithmetic through calculus existing questions from arithmetic through calculus 16+ pre-built courses 16+ pre-built courses Accurate math and graph display Accurate math and graph display Open-source software Open-source software WAMAP: Washington Math Assessment & Placement Free IMathAS web hosting for Washington schools Free IMathAS web hosting for Washington schools Funded by the Transition Math Project (TMP) Funded by the Transition Math Project (TMP)

3 Benefits Immediate feedback Immediate feedback Unlimited practice Unlimited practice Automated grading Automated grading Encourage collaboration without cheating Encourage collaboration without cheating Facilitate communication Facilitate communication Online grade tracking Online grade tracking

4 Instructor Perception Survey Results

5 Hows it Different? The Advantages The Advantages Truly free – no cost for students with used books Truly free – no cost for students with used books Not tied to a publisher – questions are categorized by topic, not book section Not tied to a publisher – questions are categorized by topic, not book section Community driven and supported Community driven and supported Flexibility of a learning management system Flexibility of a learning management system Easy to install a local version, or use our shared hosting Easy to install a local version, or use our shared hosting The Disadvantages The Disadvantages We leave the teaching to humans - No tutorials, videos, etc. We leave the teaching to humans - No tutorials, videos, etc. Pre-built courses are not yet developed for all texts Pre-built courses are not yet developed for all texts

6 How It Can Be Used Drill and practice Drill and practice Homework Homework Take-home, in-class tests/quizzes Take-home, in-class tests/quizzes Extended projects, group assignments Extended projects, group assignments Active Learning activities Active Learning activities Encourage communication Encourage communication Track student progress Track student progress Share info with students Share info with students Diagnostics / Mass assessment Diagnostics / Mass assessment

7 Want to use it? Log in to Log in to To try it out as a student, log on with: To try it out as a student, log on with: Username: MAAdemo Username: MAAdemo Password: demo Password: demo To get an instructor account, click the Classroom tab, click on the New Instructor Account Request and send in your info. Your account will be set up in a few days or less. To get an instructor account, click the Classroom tab, click on the New Instructor Account Request and send in your info. Your account will be set up in a few days or less. Read the Getting Started guide to get familiar with the system, or watch some videos in the training course. Read the Getting Started guide to get familiar with the system, or watch some videos in the training course. To install your own copy, visit for information.


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