For the algebra interaction, AlgebraKiT currently supports four different accuracy settings. To add this setting, click Actions > Accuracy.
You will then be able to select one of the following settings.
Refer to the list below for more information on each setting.
The default behaviour of AlgebraKiT is the exact accuracy setting. That means that no answer other than the mathematically exact answer to the question is accepted. The knowledge set of the selected audience defines what is mathematically exact for the student.
With the rounded to setting, the student has to write the answer rounded to exactly the selected number of decimals.
In the worked solution, AlgebraKiT will show the answer rounded to the selected number of decimals.
With the accurate to setting selected, the student has to write the answer rounded to at least the selected number of decimals correctly.
In the worked solution, AlgebraKiT will show the answer rounded to the least number of decimals.
With the range setting selected, the answer of the student should lie between the boundaries entered (minimum \le student input \le maximum).
In the worked solution, AlgebraKiT will show the maximum boundary value as solution.
Note that there is also some change in behavior related to the accuracy setting. This is explained below.
Accuracy settings – accepted input behavior
Answer rounded to 1 d.p. means that any input of the student is correct (not finished) if that input rounded to 1 d.p. will result in the original required value rounded to 1 d.p.
Why? A student might need to do more advanced calculations to calculate the final value. If a student chooses to round the intermediate steps to a different amount of decimals than you authored (but still enough to get to the correct final answer), it might be that the intermediate calculations differ from the exact value of the original result before rounding.
As we can’t limit the student by always using exact values in their calculation, the above behavior applies to questions with accuracy settings applied.
In the below interactive exercise you can try all of the above (the exercise definition can be found here in the AlgebraKiT library):
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