# My thoughts on Wolfram Problem Generator

Posted 8 years ago
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Posted 6 years ago
 I would like to see access to the problem generator be part of owning Mathematica rather than having to pay for it via wolfram alpha.It would also be nice to be able to have a practice sheet generated that pulls from multiple topics, rather than just a single topic.
Posted 6 years ago
 I love having this feature but I want to point out some problems. These of course could be user issues. I use Firefox 35.0.1 on Ubuntu 14.10.Integration by parts is barely working most of the time. It is very difficult to input and answer that Wolfram will either parse correctly or accept. Even if I copy and paste answers from Wolfram itself. Example: Integral (3/4)xcos(5x)Answer from main Wolfram page: (3/100)(cos(5x)+5xsin(5x))+CThis answer is marked as wrong.The "Input Interpretation" can be flaky. One time it worsk, next time it shows nothing. This is true of other problem generator pages.If you check at the solution on the problem generation page. It gives a differently factored answer.
Posted 8 years ago
 Clicking on the link just returns me to the page - should it not take me to a file or something like that ??
Posted 8 years ago
 We have fixed the link - thank you for bringing this to our attention. We also added an image you can click on that will take you to the Wolfram Problem Generator.
Posted 8 years ago
 The problem generator is a great idea. I have been using it to let my eigth year old soon practicing basic sums and multiplications. I think it would be a great idea to let the user to edit the format of the questions. For instance, the problem generator window would present problems such as multiply 3X4?. However, in some books the questions tend to be more contextual. As an example, my soon is often to solve problems like this:Draw and complete the multiplication:1.  Three groups of six bycles. 2. Four bags of six apples,etc.In these excercises he must write the operation and give the result. Perhaps, less important, he also draws bycles, apples etc.The format is rather fixed (number) +groups of+ (number)+( thing). With this format an infinite number of problems may be generated. I mean, let problem  generator to receiving format for questions in addition plug in numbers the way it does. I believe WolframAlpha creates widgets with similar ideas.Best regardsJesus
Posted 8 years ago
 Dear Jesus, Thank you for your feedback! We enjoy hearing how Wolfram Problem Generator is being used, and how we can make it better. We are considering your suggestion. We agree - it is certainly important that students practice understanding and solving word problems!Please stay tuned to see new features in the Wolfram Problem Generator.Happy holidays,Luca