23. September 2019

The task wizard: Creating tasks as if by magic

Creating a MathCityMap task is too difficult and time-consuming? In this article we´ll introduce you to our tool “task-wizard”, which enables you to create tasks with a few clicks. In the following we´ll explain, how to use the “task-wizard”.

In all cities exist similar objects, which provide many possibilities for outdoor mathematics. For those objects, e.g. the gradient of a ramp or the mass of a cuboid stone, we prepared standardized templates in our web portal. Altogether, we arranged twenty variegated templates for the themes combinatorics, algebra (functions) and geometry.

To create a new task with our wizard, you only have to choose one of the given templates and put in a picture of the object and your measured values. As the wizard generates the sample solution and the hints (partly with pictures) automatically, the tool allows you to create a task with only a few clicks.

Step-by-step instruction:

  1. Open the option „New task” in the MathCityMap portal
  2. Click on the option „Wizard“.
  3. Choose your favoured „Wizard-task” (e.g. velocity – escalator – velocity in m/s) and fill in your measured values.
  4. Upload a picture for your task and define the geolocation, Done!

Have fun!

Date: 23. September 2019 | By: Simon Barlovits | Category:  | 2 Comments

2 responses to “The task wizard: Creating tasks as if by magic”

    • The “task wizard” enables our users to create a new task in only a few steps. Of course, you shouldn’t use only wizard tasks in your MCM mathtrail, but the wizard provides prepared tasks, which could be found nearly everywhere.

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