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Christian Lawson-Perfect 2 years, 3 months ago

Gave some feedback: Ready to use

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Christian Lawson-Perfect 2 years, 3 months ago

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Split the first part, about basketball, into a separate question.

Added random names.

Changed the randomisation of the probabilities so that everyone is pulled from the same distribution (apart from the missing person, who accumulates the error when the probablities for the others are rounded off)

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Elliott Fletcher 2 years, 3 months ago

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Elliott Fletcher 2 years, 4 months ago

Gave some feedback: Needs to be tested

Stanislav Duris 2 years, 4 months ago

Gave some feedback: Has some problems

Stanislav Duris 2 years, 4 months ago

This is a nice question, but I have some comments.

  • While the parts are very clear, I feel like it looks a bit daunting that the statement is almost as long as the whole question. I would personally put some of the statement in the advice (so the first time they do the question you test them on this and the next time they redo it, they'll know all this helpful information) but it is up to you.
  • Part a) is a good simple question. Just a tiny unnecessary comment, your Hoop variable has a description of "Denominator for probability that your car runs out of fuel before you get to Leeds", I assume that this was how you first wrote the question and changed it to a different situation afterwards forgetting you have to fix your variable description.
  • Also, you used random(5..9 #1) in your variable, a step size of 1 is the preset setting so the #1 is unnecessary there. It isn't wrong at all and you should keep it there and maybe you realise this, I just thought to let you know in case you need to use random integers in future so the job is a bit easier for you.
  • Also, when Hoop = 7, Numbas does not accept the decimal form of the answer my calculator gives. I don't know if this is a big deal, but maybe some students would try to put decimal forms instead of fractions in. Maybe you could say in the question put your answer as a fraction?
  • Part b) - I am not 100% convinced about pass the parcel being the right game for this question, but it is not a big deal.
  • I feel like it would be better to swap parts i) and ii), because to get the answer to part i), you already had to calculate the answer to part ii). Maybe the order is like it is right now because you were aiming to test whether they realise this so if that is the case, that's fine.
  • The advice for part b)ii) is maybe a bit too complicated considering how simple it is in reality, especially when one of the methods you use is the same as in part a). I think putting the second method first would maybe be better.
  • If you swap parts i) and ii): in advice for the new part ii) (calculate the probability of Dexter winning), you could use P(E) = 1 - P(E'), a slightly different turn on the equation for complementary probabilities. This would make part b)ii) a bit different from part a).
  • You use latex for $P(.)$ which is fine but I would personally use $\mathrm{P}(.)$ as it looks nicer in my opinion. This is coded as $\mathrm{P}(.)$.

It is a good question as it is right now. This is all just my personal opinion of what you could change so it is up to you to decide which things are better now and which things would be better changed.

Elliott Fletcher 2 years, 4 months ago

Gave some feedback: Needs to be tested

Elliott Fletcher 2 years, 4 months ago

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