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### assign set with same numbers for all students? ### assign set with same numbers for all students?

by Debbie Yuster -
Number of replies: 2
Is there a way to assign a set with the same seeds for all students, so they all get the same versions? Sometimes I assign ungraded exam review sets, which we go over in class. It would be easier if the students all had the same numbers in their problems.

Thanks,
Debbie ### Re: assign set with same numbers for all students?

by Davide Cervone -
You can change the "seed" used by a problem for a given student, so technically you could go through and set them to be the same for everyone, but that would be quite painful. I don't think there is an automatic way to do that. ### Re: assign set with same numbers for all students?

by Gavin LaRose -
Hi Debbie,

Another way to do this would be to make copies of the problems you're using for the set and to change the randomization so that it isn't random. For example, suppose we wanted to use Library/NewHampshire/unh_schoolib/Ratios/riosrs202.pg, which has the following randomization.

$aa=random(39,43,1);$a=$aa/100;$n=64*$aa;$n1=$n%10; if($n1<5){$x=0;} else {$x=1;}
$ans=(($n-$n1)/10 +$x)/10;


We could create a new copy of this problem---I would be careful about naming if we're changing the randomization, and call it something like local/nonrandomset1/prob1.pg. And then we could change the randomization to not be random:

# $aa=random(39,43,1);$aa = 41;
$a=$aa/100;
$n=64*$aa;
$n1=$n%10;
if($n1<5){$x=0;} else {$x=1;}$ans=(($n-$n1)/10 +\$x)/10;


Then if we use this problem in our set, all students will get the same version.

Hopefully that makes sense and is useful,
Gavin