User talk:Konradbe

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MER documentation project300:33, 17 March 2014
MATH 102001:14, 4 December 2012
mistake201:08, 4 December 2012
MER participant117:38, 28 September 2012
Double Check217:59, 30 April 2012
finishing MATH220 April 2011219:18, 23 March 2012
styling mathematics221:31, 11 March 2012

MER documentation project

Hi Bernhard,

I'm finally bringing myself back to this wiki and would like to finish what I had promised you to do in terms in helping documenting all these templates that are behind the screens. What would work best in your opinion: dedicated pages to explain the dynamic (with the problematic of having to update those pages themselves) or rather putting in more work in the documentation pages of the templates themselves? Or maybe you have another idea? Please, let me know.

David Kohler (talk)22:37, 16 March 2014

Hello David,

and welcome back! We actually did quite a bit of work on the documentation of how the MER works. Please check out and The documentation of the templates themselves, and in particular how they are combined and nested, is difficult because they keep changing. But still we would like to develop a concept map to facilitate future development, especially for new contributors. Even if that means is has to be updated and extended every term. Since you are back in town, we would love to invite you for a coffee some time soon. You have to let us show you the things that happened here in the last year! Please let me know when would be a good time for you. Good to have you back :)

Bernhard Konrad (talk)22:54, 16 March 2014

Sure, I would love that. Can we do this Wednesday?

David Kohler (talk)23:18, 16 March 2014

That will work. Eg, we have lunch series from 12:30-2. I'm free for the rest of the day. The closer we meet at UBC, the higher the chance to meet more main contributors. Please let me know via email.

Bernhard Konrad (talk)00:33, 17 March 2014

I have no clue how to explain the solution of the last problem left on the 102 exam. Maybe Will has a good idea?

David Kohler (talk)01:14, 4 December 2012

You didn't spot a mistake in your review of Science:Math_Exam_Resources/Courses/MATH102/December_2011/Question_1_(b)_i

The (1-x) of the problem became (x-1) in Will's solution. I'm working on it.

David Kohler (talk)01:00, 4 December 2012

correct. thank you. Put it back to RS when you are done

Bernhard Konrad (talk)01:03, 4 December 2012

done! Added another solution and rewrote the hint.

David Kohler (talk)01:08, 4 December 2012

MER participant

Hi Bernhard,

We are opening the MER project to undergrads and have started a new way to list who is a contributor, so if you could add [[Category:MER Participant]] anywhere in your userpage, you would then be listed as a contributor. Cheers, David

David Kohler (talk)16:33, 28 September 2012

Great! See you at noon.

Bernhard Konrad (talk)17:38, 28 September 2012

Double Check

Hey Bernhard,

So I've started the uploading of the April 2012 exam. I've got all the questions up - though I'm missing the picture for one problem. Can you make sure that I created the page correctly and that all the background links are working as they should?

Also, when the time comes, I might ask you to make the pictures for the problem I'm missing - the ones I do tend to be some solid low budget MSPaint projects - yours seem to be a bit higher quality lol.

Thanks sir!



CarmenBruni04:26, 30 April 2012

Hi Carmen,

good job! All seems correct. You even removed the "create new question" box :) If you send me the pdf of the exam then I can quickly QGQ, and then later also do QGS.

In the last few days I also uploaded the Math 103 final of this year. Maybe you can proof read that at some point as well. I uploaded questions and solutions, by hints are mainly missing. If you'd add a few, that would be appreciated.

And yeah, just send me a sketch of which pictures you want to have uploaded and I see what I can do.

Cheers! Bernhard

Bernhard Konrad05:11, 30 April 2012

Okay at some point I'll try to get through this - I'm kinda just working on the wiki when I'm too tired to do anything serious :D

Here is the temporary site for the MATH 101 exam

I saw the MATH 103 stuff as well - I'll hop on it at some point lol - too much work to do and never enough time.

Oh yea and the picture - Its Q6 on this exam - I would need one for the statement and then the modified one for the solution - I could do them but I mean I'm pretty sure in the end someone is going to go back and likely change all the ones I did anyways lol. Might as well do it right the first time. I have enough experience with the graphing ones that I can just manually do those and make them look nice.

Thanks sir!



CarmenBruni17:59, 30 April 2012

finishing MATH220 April 2011


I've already ranked that exam as complete, but it isn't 100% fair since we still need to deal with the hint you rated QBH. I made some modifications, please have a look so that we can wrap-up with that exam asap. Cheers,

David Kohler18:43, 23 March 2012

I finished the QBH, made some more minor modifications, and then flagged it as good. I'm happy another exam is done. It was fun finishing that together this morning :)

Bernhard Konrad19:13, 23 March 2012

Indeed! thanks!

David Kohler19:18, 23 March 2012

styling mathematics

Hi Bernhard,

Please have a look at: Science:Math_Exam_Resources/Courses/MATH101/April_2005/Question_3_(c)/Solution_1 where I made several changes in the display of the mathematics. A few points that I suggest (some you already use I believe):

  • Indent math formulas that are on separate lines by typing :<math>formula</math>
  • Use the align environment for multiple equalities (see the code in the page I linked)
  • in the few cases where the display style is not activated, enforce it manually by typing \displaystyle inside your formula (this is a tex command). See for example the line with 3dy=dx in the linked page.

Thanks for all the good work!

David Kohler21:03, 11 March 2012

Hi David, thanks for these tips. I try to follow them when I write solutions/questions by myself, but typically I'm too lazy to correct other peoples' formatting. I think it's a minor issue, we focus on reviewing content quickly, and adding many more solutions. But you are right, when I see stuff like that I should correct it right away.

I like your tips for the students! They are very valuable. However, they are also pretty long :) Can you somehow shade them or use a smaller font or something. Just so that the page looks less crowded? If you know what I mean?

Also, maybe for now while we didn't advertise for it yet, could you maybe show the tags on the question page? To make reviewing that easier.

Talk to you soon. Keep up the good work!

Konradbe21:12, 11 March 2012

I'll work on reducing the study tips somehow, I think a smaller font could work and maybe a shade of grey is a good idea too. Thanks for the feedback.

As for the tags, to have them visible would mean to make a modification to each of them when they are created, if we create a few dozens of them, it will be annoying to edit all that. And the result would be to have them at the very bottom of the page. I feel like hitting the edit button is by far our easiest way for the moment.

Let's focus on questions, hints and solutions for the rest of the week, we'll see when we have the group meeting what others feel about this. Maybe we can streamline the process there.

David Kohler21:31, 11 March 2012