All 2 entries tagged <em>Meeting</em>I expect to be leading a 12 month project promoting computer-aided assessment in the Warwick Science Faculty in 2005-06. Would like to keep a public diary on Project activitieshttps://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/caa4s/tag/meeting/?atom=atomWarwick Blogs, University of Warwick(C) 20212021-03-06T15:44:45ZPi in the Sky? byhttps://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/caa4s/entry/pi_in_the/2006-03-20T11:30:55Z2006-03-16T14:15:04Z<p class="answer">Follow-up to <a href="https://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/caa4s/entry/come_to_lunch_/" title="Related blog entry">Come to lunch …</a> from <a href="https://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/caa4s"> Computer–aided assessment for sciences</a></p>
Around 30 of us joined forces on Tuesday (<em>World Pi Day</em>)<img class="latex" src="http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/cgi-bin/mimetex.cgi?{}^\pi" alt="{}^\pi"><p> in search of the <span class="caps">CAA </span>Grail, a package that truly delivers all the assessment needs of scientists and mathematicians. Our quest may have fallen short, the chalice may have been chimerical, but we travelled hopefully in the company of <em>Maple TA</em>, <em>WeBWorK</em>, <em>STACK</em> and <em>Mathletics</em>, and I will discuss them each in turn in later blogs. </p>
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</div></p><img class="latex" src="http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/cgi-bin/mimetex.cgi?{}^\pi" alt="{}^\pi">"World Pi Day" on 3/14 (transatlantic terminology) was celebrated by no less an authority that Radio Four's <em>Today Programme</em>. Marcus du Sautoy kept things in proportion by misremembering pi's third decimal digit and telling John Humphrys that, had humans evolved with four digits on each hand, we would probably have been celebrating the occasion three days earlier — in base 8 notation <img class="latex" src="http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/cgi-bin/mimetex.cgi?\pi=3.1103755242..." alt="\pi=3.1103755242..."><p class="answer">Follow-up to <a href="https://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/caa4s/entry/come_to_lunch_/" title="Related blog entry">Come to lunch …</a> from <a href="https://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/caa4s"> Computer–aided assessment for sciences</a></p>
Around 30 of us joined forces on Tuesday (<em>World Pi Day</em>)<img class="latex" src="http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/cgi-bin/mimetex.cgi?{}^\pi" alt="{}^\pi"><p> in search of the <span class="caps">CAA </span>Grail, a package that truly delivers all the assessment needs of scientists and mathematicians. Our quest may have fallen short, the chalice may have been chimerical, but we travelled hopefully in the company of <em>Maple TA</em>, <em>WeBWorK</em>, <em>STACK</em> and <em>Mathletics</em>, and I will discuss them each in turn in later blogs. </p>
<p>Meanwhile, here are some snaps of the fine company. <div style="width:282px;text-align:center;"><br />
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</div></p><img class="latex" src="http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/cgi-bin/mimetex.cgi?{}^\pi" alt="{}^\pi">"World Pi Day" on 3/14 (transatlantic terminology) was celebrated by no less an authority that Radio Four's <em>Today Programme</em>. Marcus du Sautoy kept things in proportion by misremembering pi's third decimal digit and telling John Humphrys that, had humans evolved with four digits on each hand, we would probably have been celebrating the occasion three days earlier — in base 8 notation <img class="latex" src="http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/cgi-bin/mimetex.cgi?\pi=3.1103755242..." alt="\pi=3.1103755242...">Come to lunch ... byhttps://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/caa4s/entry/come_to_lunch_/2006-02-24T13:08:54Z2006-02-20T16:54:47Z<p>… on Tuesday, 14th March in the Mathematics Institute. In fact, why not come a bit earlier and/or stay a bit later for the Computer-Aided Assessment <strong>Demo Day</strong>.<br />
<a href="http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/images/caa4s/2006/02/20/kew_orchid.jpg?maxWidth=800&maxHeight=600" rel="lightbox" title='Kew Orchid'><img style="float:right;padding-right:5px;" src='http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/images/caa4s/2006/02/20/kew_orchid.jpg?maxWidth=200' alt='Kew Orchid' /></a><br />
The emphasis of this workshop is on <em>assessment in Science and other maths-related subjects</em>. Here are some of the highlights:</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Maple TA</strong> — in theory (Adept Science) and in practice (Michael McCabe)</li><br />
<li><strong>STACK</strong> — reaches parts of the cerebral cortex other <span class="caps">CAA</span> software cannot reach</li><br />
<li><strong>Mathletics</strong> — with intelligent feedback for the fuller learning experience</li><br />
<li><strong>SEXPOT</strong> — we all deserve a fair share of the marks</li><br />
<li><strong>Maths Fit</strong> — will help your students to prepare</li>
</ul>
<p>The full programme can be downloaded <a href="http://go.warwick.ac.uk/caa4s/caademodayprogr.pdf" title="">here</a>.</p>
<p><strong>Free lunch?</strong> Of course, there's no such thing, unless you are a speaker or on the home team. It will cost £6 for a light buffet and drinks. I need to know how many to cater for, so it would help greatly if you could sign up <a href="http://go.warwick.ac.uk/caa4s/lunch" title="">here</a>.</p><p>… on Tuesday, 14th March in the Mathematics Institute. In fact, why not come a bit earlier and/or stay a bit later for the Computer-Aided Assessment <strong>Demo Day</strong>.<br />
<a href="http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/images/caa4s/2006/02/20/kew_orchid.jpg?maxWidth=800&maxHeight=600" rel="lightbox" title='Kew Orchid'><img style="float:right;padding-right:5px;" src='http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/images/caa4s/2006/02/20/kew_orchid.jpg?maxWidth=200' alt='Kew Orchid' /></a><br />
The emphasis of this workshop is on <em>assessment in Science and other maths-related subjects</em>. Here are some of the highlights:</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Maple TA</strong> — in theory (Adept Science) and in practice (Michael McCabe)</li><br />
<li><strong>STACK</strong> — reaches parts of the cerebral cortex other <span class="caps">CAA</span> software cannot reach</li><br />
<li><strong>Mathletics</strong> — with intelligent feedback for the fuller learning experience</li><br />
<li><strong>SEXPOT</strong> — we all deserve a fair share of the marks</li><br />
<li><strong>Maths Fit</strong> — will help your students to prepare</li>
</ul>
<p>The full programme can be downloaded <a href="http://go.warwick.ac.uk/caa4s/caademodayprogr.pdf" title="">here</a>.</p>
<p><strong>Free lunch?</strong> Of course, there's no such thing, unless you are a speaker or on the home team. It will cost £6 for a light buffet and drinks. I need to know how many to cater for, so it would help greatly if you could sign up <a href="http://go.warwick.ac.uk/caa4s/lunch" title="">here</a>.</p>