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Design and implementation of a symbolic-problem management database system

, University of Louisville, United States

University of Louisville . Awarded


A symbolic-problem database is essential for a web-based grading of problems that have symbolic answers. It helps instructors to effectively manage such problems. With a searchable database of stored symbolic problems and answers, the tasks of problem management can be achieved in a more comprehensive and timely manner than with the traditional manual approach.

The goal of this thesis project is to design and implement a Symbolic-Problem Management Database System (SymPro) for a database (WEBMATH) used by a web-based system that uses a remote computer algebra system (CAS) to grade symbolic answers. SymPro has a user-friendly interface. Problem authors can upload various symbolic problems to the WEBMATH database, and instructors can examine and retrieve the symbolic problems, based on different criteria, for a variety of uses. The database design, data structures, program structures, and designing concepts of this project are discussed in detail.


Dinh, S.B. Design and implementation of a symbolic-problem management database system. Master's thesis, University of Louisville. Retrieved January 27, 2021 from .

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