Last year we worked together with Audrey Markowskei, an academic from the Department of Mathematics to trial a paperless work-flow for Maths232. I wrote an earlier post about the background to this pilot study and the difficulties of paperless assignments in mathematics; in this post I’ll share our results.
Mathematical equations and formulas are not easy to type on a typical computer keyboard. That is why students have never massively embraced software to write maths. Academics working in this area normally have to use sophisticated software based on LaTex (a mark-up language) to write mathematical formulas – something that has a steep learning curve.