STACK with state
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-review
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Jan 2017|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
questions to act as state machines instead of pure functions of a single input event from the student. We present a model question using the state variable extension of STACK that demonstrates some of the new possibilities that open up for the question author. This question is based on a finite state machine in its assessment logic, and it demonstrates aspects of strategic planning to solve problems of recursive nature. The model question also demonstrates how the state machine can interpret the solution path taken by the student, so as to dynamically modify the question behaviour and progress by, e.g., asking additional questions relevant to the path. We further explore the future possibilities from the point of view of learning strategic competencies in mathematics (Kilpatrick et al., 2001; Rasila et al., 2015).
- STACK, state machine, interactive question