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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Seems like it's more of a "how do I insert maths according to semi-arbitrary notation rules" question than maths, judging from the above... why would teachers impose this tediousness on students?
    I think it's so that they don't have to mark the homework themselves
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Seems like it's more of a "how do I insert maths according to semi-arbitrary notation rules" question than maths, judging from the above... why would teachers impose this tediousness on students?
    No idea - Mymaths is not so fussy.

    I prefer to mark stuff in the 'old fashioned' way ... when students do GCSE on the computer then I might change.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    Try deleting the second statment
    No luck there But thanks for trying.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    No idea - Mymaths is not so fussy.

    I prefer to mark stuff in the 'old fashioned' way ... when students do GCSE on the computer then I might change.
    I'm alright with computers marking some off the more standard stuff, multiple-choice, straightforward numerical answers questions, etc... but making them mark proofs is completely against the spirit of mathematics and a definite step in the wrong direction, I think.
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    Can someone help me finish this question because I'm stuck (not mathswatch being annoying)? Thanks
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    At least I feel very prepared now for tomorrow's exam
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    (Original post by Loci Pi)
    No luck there But thanks for trying.
    Try writing a reason for your last statement [sides opposite equal angles of an isoscles triangle]
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Seems like it's more of a "how do I insert maths according to semi-arbitrary notation rules" question than maths, judging from the above... why would teachers impose this tediousness on students?
    The videos are good and the online worksheets can be very useful for certain topics but I really don't like its attempts to mark working as shown in this thread. That should be left to a teacher.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    I'm alright with computers marking some off the more standard stuff, multiple-choice, straightforward numerical answers questions, etc... but making them mark proofs is completely against the spirit of mathematics and a definite step in the wrong direction, I think.

    I strongly agree after having spent 4 hours today doing 1 piece of maths homework. An average piece of homework on paper usually only takes me 20 - 25 minutes.
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    (Original post by Loci Pi)
    Can someone help me finish this question because I'm stuck (not mathswatch being annoying)? Thanks
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    angle SOQ = 92 [angle at the centre of a circle is double that at the circumference]

    SInce SOQ is not 90 SQ is not a diameter [angle in a semi circle is 90]
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    Try writing a reason for your last statement [sides opposite equal angles of an isoscles triangle]
    Still won't work, but thanks
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    (Original post by Loci Pi)
    Still won't work, but thanks
    I think itis looking for a reason - try [sides opposite equal angles of an isosceles triangle are equal]

    Irritating in the extreme!
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    angle SOQ = 92 [angle at the centre of a circle is double that at the circumference]

    SInce SOQ is not 90 SQ is not a diameter [angle in a semi circle is 90]
    Thank you it worked
    I just need 1 more mark from that last circle theorems question and then this homework (or randomly changing mathematical notations questions) is over!
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    I think itis looking for a reason - try [sides opposite equal angles of an isosceles triangle are equal]

    Irritating in the extreme!
    I might to think of a completely new proof for it, such as 180 degrees in triangle. I know the 2 marks were for saying alternate segment theorem.
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    The homework average has now increased to 99.8%. If only mathswatch could learn to round it to 1 significant figure. Thanks everyone. I will try the circle theorem question again.
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    This is what the 2 marks were for:

    <BAC = x (alternate segment theorem)
    <ABC = x
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    (Original post by Loci Pi)
    This is what the 2 marks were for:

    <BAC = x (alternate segment theorem)
    <ABC = x
    So have you reached 100%?
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    I did it! I found the third mark!
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    (Original post by Notnek)
    So have you reached 100%?
    Yes, finally
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    I think itis looking for a reason - try [sides opposite equal angles of an isosceles triangle are equal]

    Irritating in the extreme!
    PRSOM I doubt many people would have had the patience to help Loci Pi get to 100%.
 
 
 
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