# Teaching Mathematics in Online Courses - An Interactive Feedback and Assessment Tool

### Edgar Seemann

#### Abstract

Online courses often require students to work self-dependently using books or video material. For abstract subjects such as mathematics this is particularly challenging. To improve student motivation and learning results, we propose an interactive feedback and assessment tool tailored to math exercises. Our system is able to process and analyze mathematical expressions using an underlying computer algebra system. It allows teachers to create exercises with a much wider range of question types as it is possible with today’s learning management systems, which are mostly restricted to multiple choice questions. We can provide automatic individual feedback to students for almost any kind of mathematical exercise. Thus, making it easier for students to practice and study math in a self-dependent manner.

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#### Paper Citation

#### in Harvard Style

Seemann E. (2014). **Teaching Mathematics in Online Courses - An Interactive Feedback and Assessment Tool** . In *Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,* ISBN 978-989-758-020-8, pages 415-420. DOI: 10.5220/0004939204150420

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu14,

author={Edgar Seemann},

title={Teaching Mathematics in Online Courses - An Interactive Feedback and Assessment Tool},

booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},

year={2014},

pages={415-420},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0004939204150420},

isbn={978-989-758-020-8},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,

TI - Teaching Mathematics in Online Courses - An Interactive Feedback and Assessment Tool

SN - 978-989-758-020-8

AU - Seemann E.

PY - 2014

SP - 415

EP - 420

DO - 10.5220/0004939204150420