Math 1: Calculus with Algebra

Last updated September 15, 2011

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General Information about WeBWorK

I. What is WeBWorK ?

WeBWorK is a system that allows students to do their homework in an interactive web-based environment.

Using WeBWorK, students may try to answer homework problems more than once. After each try, a message appears telling the student whether the answer is correct or not. This provides immediate feedback to the students, allows them to discover what they did wrong, and hopefully alows them to understand the topic of the question better.

Each WeBWorK problem set is individualized. Each student has a different version of a problem generated from a fixed template; for example the numerical values in the formulas may be slightly different).

II. How to use WeBWorK to do your homework

Using WeBWorK is quite simple.
Below are the basic steps on how to get started.

NOTE: Most pages of WeBWorK also contain directions. Therefore, if you are ever unsure of what you should do, try reading the directions and descriptions on the page at which you are looking.

IV. Important facts to know

Some Notes on WeBWorK

The main advantage of WeBWorK is that it provides you with instant feedback on your answers to problems. You can see immediately whether your answer is right or wrong, and you have the opportunity to retry the problem until you get it right. Unfortunately, it can become easy to obsess over getting the right answer, while losing sight of the mathematical concepts in the process. Therefore, we have put together a list of suggestions regarding the way in which you should approach WeBWorK.