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<h2>Disabling Functions so Students Must Simplify Answers</h2> 
<h2>Disabling Functions so Students Must Simplify Answers</h2> 

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This PG code shows how to disable all functions and restrict student answers to fractions. 
This PG code shows how to disable all functions and restrict student answers to fractions. 

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−  <li>Download file: [[File:DisableFunctions1.txt]] (change the file extension from txt to pg when you save it)</li> 

−  <li>File location in NPL: <code>NationalProblemLibrary/FortLewis/Authoring/Templates/Trig/DisableFunctions1.pg</code></li> 

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+  * File location in OPL: [https://github.com/openwebwork/webworkopenproblemlibrary/blob/master/OpenProblemLibrary/FortLewis/Authoring/Templates/Trig/DisableFunctions1.pg FortLewis/Authoring/Templates/Trig/DisableFunctions1.pg] 

+  * PGML location in OPL: [https://github.com/openwebwork/webworkopenproblemlibrary/blob/master/OpenProblemLibrary/FortLewis/Authoring/Templates/Trig/DisableFunctions1_PGML.pg FortLewis/Authoring/Templates/Trig/DisableFunctions1_PGML.pg] 

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−  Context(" 
+  Context("FractionNoDecimals"); 
−  $f1 = Compute("cos(pi)"); 

+  # Prevent pi from becoming 3.1415... and cos(pi) from 

−  $f2 = Compute("sin(pi/3)"); 

+  # becoming 1. 

+  Context()>constants>set(pi => {keepName => 1}); 

−  Context("FractionNoDecimals"); 

+  $f1 = Formula("cos(pi)"); 

+  $f2 = Formula("sin(pi/3)"); 

Context()>functions>disable("All"); 
Context()>functions>disable("All"); 

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<b>Setup:</b> 
<b>Setup:</b> 

+  We choose a context that requires fractions as answers and does not allow decimals. After constructing the formulas involving trig functions, we disable all functions and reenable the <code>sqrt()</code> function. This means that students are allowed to type in fractions and square roots, but not much else (e.g., they'll get an error message if they type in a trig function). 

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+  Note that <code>$f1</code> and <code>$f2</code> are MathObject Formulas, which do not get reduced since <code>pi</code> is set to keep its name. If <code>$f1</code> and <code>$f2</code> used Compute instead, then the results would be <code>1</code> and <code>0.866...</code> instead of <code>cos(\pi)</code> and <code>sin(\pi/3)</code> as desired. 

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Latest revision as of 11:34, 13 June 2015
Disabling Functions so Students Must Simplify Answers
This PG code shows how to disable all functions and restrict student answers to fractions.
 File location in OPL: FortLewis/Authoring/Templates/Trig/DisableFunctions1.pg
 PGML location in OPL: FortLewis/Authoring/Templates/Trig/DisableFunctions1_PGML.pg
PG problem file  Explanation 

Problem tagging: 

DOCUMENT(); loadMacros( "PGstandard.pl", "MathObjects.pl", "AnswerFormatHelp.pl", "contextFraction.pl", ); TEXT(beginproblem()); 
Initialization: 
Context("FractionNoDecimals"); # Prevent pi from becoming 3.1415... and cos(pi) from # becoming 1. Context()>constants>set(pi => {keepName => 1}); $f1 = Formula("cos(pi)"); $f2 = Formula("sin(pi/3)"); Context()>functions>disable("All"); Context()>functions>enable("sqrt"); $answer1 = Compute("1"); $answer2 = Compute("sqrt(3)/2"); 
Setup:
We choose a context that requires fractions as answers and does not allow decimals. After constructing the formulas involving trig functions, we disable all functions and reenable the
Note that 
Context()>texStrings; BEGIN_TEXT Enter your answers as simplified fractions. $BR $BR \( $f1 = \) \{ ans_rule(20) \} \{ AnswerFormatHelp("fractions") \} $BR $BR \( $f2 = \) \{ ans_rule(20) \} \{ AnswerFormatHelp("fractions") \} END_TEXT Context()>normalStrings; 
Main Text: 
$showPartialCorrectAnswers = 1; ANS( $answer1>cmp() ); ANS( $answer2>cmp() ); 
Answer Evaluation: 
Context()>texStrings; BEGIN_SOLUTION ${PAR}SOLUTION:${PAR} Solution explanation goes here. END_SOLUTION Context()>normalStrings; COMMENT('MathObject version.'); ENDDOCUMENT(); 
Solution: 