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Subject: Re: MWForum Digest, Vol 17, Issue 4
From: ethan wright <swirlley@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:30:10 -0700

I signed up for the digest by accident so can you please not send it to me
any more?
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>   2. MIA, Ask an Expert: answer having more than one word
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>   3. Re: MIA, Ask an Expert: using lists to generate random
>      questions (Daniel Ajoy)
>   4. Re: MIA, Ask an Expert: answer having more than one word
>      (Daniel Ajoy)
>   5. Re: MIA, Ask an Expert: answer having more than one word
>      (Susan Weiss)
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> Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 06:02:02 -0600
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> from: Susan <sweiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> date: Sun Mar 20 06:02:02 2011
> platform: Platform not specified
> version: MicroWorlds Ex
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> My students made 5 questions with answers.   They want to choose only 3
> questions randomly .   Each  question is a separate program since the answer
> causes a mouse to move.   How can we randomize the order of the questions.
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> Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 06:04:59 -0600
> Subject: [MWForum] MIA, Ask an Expert: answer having more than one word
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> from: susan weiss <sweiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> date: Sun Mar 20 06:04:59 2011
> platform: Mac OS10
> version: MicroWorlds Ex
>
> My students have written math questions.   They want the answers to be "99
> cookies" for example.  What is the correct punctuation which allows the
> person enter more than one word with a number?   So far we have only been
> able to do 99_cookies.
>
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> From: "Daniel Ajoy" <da.ajoy@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "MicroWorlds Forum" <mwforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 11:40:46 -0500
> Subject: Re: [MWForum] MIA, Ask an Expert: using lists to generate random
> questions
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>> from: Susan <sweiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> date: Sun Mar 20 06:02:02 2011
>> platform: Platform not specified
>> version: MicroWorlds Ex
>>
>> My students made 5 questions with answers.   They want to choose only 3
>> questions randomly .   Each  question is a separate program since the answer
>> causes a mouse to move.   How can we randomize the order of the questions.
>>
>
> These are all the 3 element permutations of a 5 element set:
>
>
> [[1 2 3] [1 2 4] [1 2 5] [1 3 2] [1 3 4] [1 3 5] [1 4 2] [1 4 3] [1 4 5] [1
> 5 2] [1 5 3] [1 5 4] [2 1 3] [2 1 4] [2 1 5] [2 3 1] [2 3 4] [2 3 5] [2 4 1]
> [2 4 3] [2 4 5] [2 5 1] [2 5 3] [2 5 4] [3 1 2] [3 1 4] [3 1 5] [3 2 1] [3 2
> 4] [3 2 5] [3 4 1] [3 4 2] [3 4 5] [3 5 1] [3 5 2] [3 5 4] [4 1 2] [4 1 3]
> [4 1 5] [4 2 1] [4 2 3] [4 2 5] [4 3 1] [4 3 2] [4 3 5] [4 5 1] [4 5 2] [4 5
> 3] [5 1 2] [5 1 3] [5 1 4] [5 2 1] [5 2 3] [5 2 4] [5 3 1] [5 3 2] [5 3 4]
> [5 4 1] [5 4 2] [5 4 3]]
>
> You can put that into a variable:
>
>
> make "p [[1 2 3] [1 2 4] [1 2 5] [1 3 2] [1 3 4] [1 3 5] [1 4 2] [1 4 3] [1
> 4 5] [1 5 2] [1 5 3] [1 5 4] [2 1 3] [2 1 4] [2 1 5] [2 3 1] [2 3 4] [2 3 5]
> [2 4 1] [2 4 3] [2 4 5] [2 5 1] [2 5 3] [2 5 4] [3 1 2] [3 1 4] [3 1 5] [3 2
> 1] [3 2 4] [3 2 5] [3 4 1] [3 4 2] [3 4 5] [3 5 1] [3 5 2] [3 5 4] [4 1 2]
> [4 1 3] [4 1 5] [4 2 1] [4 2 3] [4 2 5] [4 3 1] [4 3 2] [4 3 5] [4 5 1] [4 5
> 2] [4 5 3] [5 1 2] [5 1 3] [5 1 4] [5 2 1] [5 2 3] [5 2 4] [5 3 1] [5 3 2]
> [5 3 4] [5 4 1] [5 4 2] [5 4 3]]
>
> Then use "pick"
>
> make "mythree pick :p
>
> show :mythree
> 3 2 1
>
> Then use the elements of :mythree in this way:
>
> show item 1 :mythree
> 3
>
> show item 2 :mythree
> 2
>
> show item 3 :mythree
> 1
>
>
> ... The questions would have to be numerated.
>
> Daniel
> OpenWorld Learning
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> From: "Daniel Ajoy" <da.ajoy@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "MicroWorlds Forum" <mwforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 11:44:31 -0500
> Subject: Re: [MWForum] MIA, Ask an Expert: answer having more than one word
>
>> from: susan weiss <sweiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> date: Sun Mar 20 06:04:59 2011
>> platform: Mac OS10
>> version: MicroWorlds Ex
>> My students have written math questions.   They want the answers to be "99
>> cookies" for example.  What is the correct punctuation which allows the
>> person enter more than one word with a number?   So far we have only been
>> able to do 99_cookies.
>>
>
> The output of answer is a "word" (in the Logo Programming sense of the
> word)
>
> To specify "words with spaces" in MicroWorlds you say
>
> show "|99 cookies|
> 99 cookies
>
> show word? "|99 cookies|
> true
>
> So, you would say something like:
>
> if answer = "|99 cookies| [...]
>
> Daniel
> OpenWorld Learning
>
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Susan Weiss <sweiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: MicroWorlds Forum <mwforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 13:45:01 -0400
> Subject: Re: [MWForum] MIA, Ask an Expert: answer having more than one word
> I tried this:
>
> to questK1
> question [What are the answers?]
> ifelse answer = "|99 cookies|
>
> ifelse answer = "|73 cookies|
>
> [announce [That's right!] ]
>
> [announce [Wrong answer! Try again.]]
> end
>
> On my first trial trying  both answers, everything perfectly worked but on
> the second trial only the second answer: 73 cookies worked.  What am I doing
> wrong?  I switched the order around of the answers and again only the second
> one worked.
>
> thanks for all your help.
> Susan
>
> On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Daniel Ajoy <da.ajoy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> from: susan weiss <sweiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> date: Sun Mar 20 06:04:59 2011
>>> platform: Mac OS10
>>> version: MicroWorlds Ex
>>> My students have written math questions.   They want the answers to be
>>> "99 cookies" for example.  What is the correct punctuation which allows the
>>> person enter more than one word with a number?   So far we have only been
>>> able to do 99_cookies.
>>>
>>
>> The output of answer is a "word" (in the Logo Programming sense of the
>> word)
>>
>> To specify "words with spaces" in MicroWorlds you say
>>
>> show "|99 cookies|
>> 99 cookies
>>
>> show word? "|99 cookies|
>> true
>>
>> So, you would say something like:
>>
>> if answer = "|99 cookies| [...]
>>
>> Daniel
>> OpenWorld Learning
>>
>>
>>
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