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### Barbra Bannon - Weighting problem sets

by Arnold Pizer -
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 Weighting problem sets topic started 6/25/2001; 11:42:03 AMlast post 6/26/2001; 3:56:06 PM
 Barbra Bannon - Weighting problem sets  6/25/2001; 11:42:03 AM (reads: 1156, responses: 4) Is there a way to make a two part set with the first part having the value of 1 point and the second part having the value of 5? <| Post or View Comments |>

 Arnold K. Pizer - Re: Weighting problem sets  6/25/2001; 12:07:55 PM (reads: 1377, responses: 0) Hi, I assume you want e.g. problems 1-5 of the set to be worth 1 point each and problems 6-10 to be worth 5 points each. This is easy to do. In the set definition file you can list the value for each individual problem. The default value is 1 point. Look at http://webwork.math.rochester.edu/docs/docs/courseadmin/setdefinitionformat.html to see how to do this. <| Post or View Comments |>

 Barbra Bannon - Re: Weighting problem sets  6/25/2001; 1:01:19 PM (reads: 1352, responses: 0) Actually, what I need is in one problem... You have one problem and part A is worth 2 points and part B is worth 5 points. Is this possible? <| Post or View Comments |>

 Michael Gage - Re: Weighting problem sets  6/25/2001; 10:39:44 PM (reads: 1365, responses: 0) Hi Barbara, You can do this too, but it's not quite as simple. You want to change the "problem-grader" the tiny program that decides how to grade a particular problem. There are some examples at: and in particular does exactly what you want (click on source to view the source code) The examples may not yet be perfect, we haven't used this feature very much, so there may still be some glitches, but I think you will be able to get it to do what you want. -- Mike <| Post or View Comments |>

 Arnold K. Pizer - Re: Weighting problem sets  6/26/2001; 3:56:06 PM (reads: 1351, responses: 0) Hi Barbara, Here is another pointer to the above example. This example resides in a working course (rather than being accessed through the documentation system) and should be glitche free. Connect to http://webwork.math.rochester.edu/SampleCourse/ and look at Problem 4 in the set SampleGraders. Again click on source to view the source code. Arnie <| Post or View Comments |>