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Essay߮ 'No, it didn't really help at all. It merely taught me how to do physics in a rote manner. The procedure for every problem was the same, essentially. Also, the focus on equations took away from the concepts.iYes, it allowed for me to see which equations were applicable without having to mess around with numbers.XI would've leared more on paper because I understand science better when I write it out.rI would've leared less on webassign because on Andes, it guides you through it. Webassign merely wants the answer.wNot really. The tests are modeled after webassign problems. Andes merely helped me understand where to apply equations.No. oGet better hints that help with the conceptual. Focus less on mathematics. More conceptual and multiple choice.The tutorial videos helped a lot because the narrator talked your way through the problem. Then going back through the problems, I would talk to myself the same way in my head of how to approach the problem. I used the same thought process for many of the assessments in class. 0Doing exercises on paper and handing them in would be more beneficial than Andes. Although it's more work for the teacher, handing them in would allow students to get direct feedback from a real person, not a computer program with programmed answers that are sometimes not the answer you're looking for. jUsing Andes for some of the simpler problems is actually more beneficial than doing the same problems on webassign. Andes makes you define every little variable, which can get annoying, but is essential to the process of solving the problem. It is very easy to just plug in numbers into equations while doing webassign and not understand why it works. However, some of the webassign problems with interactive graphics and animations are much better than the problems on Andes. Those types of problems are more along the lines of a tutorial and help you to understand the concepts better than the help button on Andes. QSolving Andes problems assisted in the thinking process, which included drawing a free body diagram in many cases. However, Andes problems did not directly benefit me on the assessments. The tests and quizzes had problems that were unlike some of the basic problems on Andes. Andes only assisted in the understanding of simple problems. Sure. Andes may be frustrating to use, but it does help you to understand concepts that the instructor may or may not go into detail during class. Andes should take away points. Points cause unnecessary stress. Andes should also offer a basic tutorial on all of the major topics. The program also should have an equation solver. [It was more helpful to use Andes than webassign because it was more relevant to the topics.EYes, Andes techniques are very useful when solving problems on tests.VNo, because it would be difficult for students who don't understand Physics very well.RIt should be easier to access, and it should give hints without taking off points.8Yes, because it enabled me to better understand vectors.jYes, it has allowed me learn how to do certain problems by hand by using the same technique used by Andes..More, because it enhanced my physics learning.eMore, because I learned how to properly use and apply equations, as well as learn how to use vectors.&Vectors, and using equations properly.No.wMake the help more helpful instead of just having it tell me that i'm wrong, and stating something that I already know.pYes. In every Andes problem, you must state the major principles to get full credit. This helps memorize them.gIt has helped getting through hard problems, but some parts make solving problems on andes too tedious.RI learned more with andes because you know right away if what you did was correct.}About the same. Andes makes you go through the process, but the hints can get you through the problem without learning much.GThe drawing free body diagrams has, but writing with _x and _y has not.2Most should, but it may be too confusing for some.EHave andes be capable of solving more math so some steps are avoided.hIf the Andes tutor did more tutoring, it would've helped me understand faster. Andes did help, but it was a long process of trial and error. Unless you watch the tutorial videos or know exactly what you're doing, doing an Andes problem is like going into a dark cave without a flashlight. You mess around until something red comes up and you fix your mistake. bNo because the way you needed to format your answers for Andes was harder than doing it on paper. RNo because solving the answers on paper was much easier than doing it with Andes. 5Less... it was weird putting in the answers for AndesLess... Andes was more frustrating since all you wanted to do was get more points. With webassign, you had to try and do the problems yourself where in Andes you could use hints. QNo I used what I learned in class to solve problems not what I learned in Andes. No Andes was very frustrating. kMake changes so that you do not need to write out every equation since a lot of them (equations) repeated. It has enhanced my understanding of Physics, but has not taught me the principles of Physics. With the constant practice of attacking problems, it has helped me recognize the type of problem and how to attack it.YYes, it has helped drill different types of problems into my head and how to approach it.Although Andes is a useful tool, I think I have learned an equal amount from it as if I were to do the same exercises on paper.tI have learned more on Andes because WebAssign does not provide any help, hits or tips on how to approach a problem.Yes, I've used Andes' methods of approaching a problem in all tests and quizes, however, I've learned these methods before approaching Andes problems.ZAndes is somewhat a pain to use, and therefore should not be administered to all students.Have Andes be more AI fluent, making it recognize your mistakes instead of having preset answers, solutions, and tips. It should also have a Mac client to support the Mac users. Have a number randomizer so students can't copy answers.bIt helps me understand basic principles because it doesn't use complicated numbers, just concepts.,It shows the right steps to solve a problem.YDoing the exercises on paper would have helped even though it would have taken more time.I found that Andes has helped me to understand questions better. It helps to have something that helps you along the way and tells you better options or solutions. It's also nice to have that instant response to tell you if you are right or wrong.I have learned more using Andes because it has helped me to understand the process of how things work. With webassign, you are forced to give an answer without a proper explanation why you got the wrong answer. Sometimes it helps when you encounter a problem and need a certain formula and you already know because you did a similar problem on Andes. I think that if someone doesn't understand how concepts work, then they should do Andes to understand when to use formulas and such. But, if one understands how concepts work, then there is no need for Andes except for a little practice.MNot taking points off for silly things like incorrectly typing something wrong or forgetting a number or such. Also, I think there should be better explanations or help. I don't appreciate "help" that makes me feel stupid (i.e. "I've never heard of that in this problem" could be exchanged for "That is not required in this problem")ZYes. Solving the problems provided by Andes and using the help function has helped a lot.:Yes, because Andes requires that you write out every step.^I learned more using Andes, although sometimes I become rather dependent on the help function.iMore, because webassign does not provide any assistance if you are stuck and have no clue how to proceed.UYes, because I was able to learn basic principles and apply them to various problems.FNo. Less motivated students will depend too much on the help function.0Perhaps Andes should change the grading system, because sometimes students get more caught up in gett< ing a good score than in actually understanding the problem. They'll just keep clicking the help function, or type in equations just to get points when they don't actually understand what they're doing.I learned less using ANDES, because figuring out the format took more time than figuring out how to apply the physics principles. OYes. Sometimes the order of steps recommended by ANDES was actually practical. "No. Only if they find it helpful. Don't take points off for formatting errors. EYes, it helped me to understand hwo to solve problems systematically.MYes, Andes has helped me to learn the steps needed to solve certain problems.Andes gives you feedback as you are complete the problems. Doing problems on paper can be frustrating if you don't know where to begin a problem. Overall, andes is more helpful. Webassign is also really frustrating. While it give you instant feedback, it doesn't guide you towards the right problem. Andes gives guides you towards the correct answer.7It has helped me to learn how to solve vector problems.YessThe use of vectors should not be necessary for every problem. Also some of the general bugs need to be worked out.;Not really, I just do Andes because the teacher assigns it.8Not much, the problems in Andes are sometimes to simple.dI think I would have learned the same. Doing Andes is actually more tedious than doing it on paper.Doing Andes was no more helpful than webassign is. For me, Andes didn't give me tremendous insight when doing physics problems.iNot really, Andes is tedious and I don't use the techniques on quizzes and tests that I learn from Andes.Nohsimplying the syntax would greatly improve the confusion and errors that are associated with using AndesIt has helped me to understand when to use certain formulas and which formulas are more useful in certain situations and which are not.Andes has helped to show how formulas are used correctly and what techniques to use. I find it's unnecessary to display stepbystep procedures in order to find the answer.xequal. Just a different approach. Andes usually leads to frustration because there are a finite way to do each problem. no, never. /no! Only honors students have patience for it. friendlier interface, less stepbystep "boring" methods, more freedom, quicker process (takes too long to add a variable for example)Andes has not helped me understand physics principles, because you already need to know the principles to complete the andes assignments, so it is really just a review rather than a learning experience.yAndes helps a little bit with problem solving in physics because of the formulas that you use in completing the problems.I think that either way i wouldn't have learned anything because you can't learn from doing problems that you already know how to do, and if you don't know how to do them then it's just impossible to complete.I like webassign more because it's much less ambiguous, but I think that either way i wouldn't have learned anything because you can't learn from doing problems that you already know how to do, and if you don't know how to do them then it's just impossible to complete. {The techniques that andes forces you to use are very tedious and I did not carry that over to my work on tests and quizzes.eNo, webassign is a much better program to have required. Andes is more useful as just astudying tool.Andes should have all 100 points be divided amongst the actual answers, and have the formulas be marked green or red but not count for points. If andes was like that, itr would be the best physics tutor to have in school.Not really. If one doesn't understand the principles before doing the problem, an extremely low score is almost garaunteed. LIt has helped me break down my problemsolving approach into smaller steps. I learned more using Andes, because if I had handed a paper in, I wouldn't have been able to figure out and correct my errors. I have learned much more by using Andes then if I were to do exercises on paper, because with Andes I was able to see what I did wrong the moment I made a mistake, so I could see what I did and figure out how to fix it.Andes was able to help me in different ways then webassign. Andes helped me with problem solving methods while I feel webassign helped me more with gaining techniques that I could then apply to other questions. I think it was good using both Andes and webassign in conjunction.Yes, by doing problems on Andes similar to those on tests and quizzes, and learning how to do them, I was better prepared to do the problems on exams.I feel all students should be required to use Andes at WH, because if it helped me I do not see why it would not help everyone else.Some changes I would make to Andes would be to make the use of variables simpler. Also make more standard tools on the left bar so there would be less looking for needed force tools.VYes, going through the problems helped me to better understand the Physics principles.aNo, it only made me more frustrated when the entire thing was wrong if one small thing was wrong.I think I might have learned more on paper although then I wouldn't be able to have the instant gratification or exasperation of getting it right or wrong.rI learned more using webassign because it took me through each step rather than having to figure it out on my own.1Yes, because they are the same types of problems.Yes, all physics sttudents should be required to use Andes because it really helped me understand the process by which to solve problems. pSome changes that would greatly improve Andes is more support when issues are encountered or more helpful hints.<it has helped me understand things past a conceptual level. fnot really, because real problems are never so strictly bound (Andes syntax is not used anywhere else)NI learned different things. It ignored the math and helped build on concepts. I think I learned more through andes, because webassign disregarded the steps to solve a problem, whereas Andes valued the steps more than the answer itself.CYes, I was able to logically approach it step by step more clearly.CYes, I think all students in the high school can benefit from this.7Again, an automated copypaste function to not repetitively type the same thing over and over again would help. Also, we should not have to write out complicated equations by typing it all out. Instead, a "skeleton" of the equation should be given for the student to fill in the missing numbers, variables, etc.PIt has to a degree but the notation is more of a hassle than the actual physics.WI feel it is a good reinforcement tool but the notation needs to be more user friendly.I probably learned more because the feedback option tells me if I'm doing something wrong whereas I would just assume I was right and move on if it were homework. I think I learned it equally but with less time. Andes targets the problems with my approach whereas webassign just tells me if I'm right or wrong and I have to ask my teacher why the next class period.yYes because it breaks down each section into a step by step process that becomes second nature by the time I take a test.I think so but in limited amounts because doing a bunch of Andes at a time becomes repetitive and more trouble than it is worth. "Just improve the notation somehow.Yes, Andes has helped me understand Physics principles. The main thing that Andes has helped me with is understanding the concept of vectors. By making me treat every force in terms of vectors, I was able to really grasp the concept.uAndes has been good in helping me master problem solving techniques, because it makes me solve problems step by step.The use of Andes tutor has helped in understanding Physics principles in the way that it stresses the importance of setting up the problems the correct way (free body diagram, x and y components...).Andes tutor has helped in mastering problem solving techniques as it will not give full credit until all the equations are there. This helps with remembering the importance of the equations.< I do not think I learned more or less by using Andes than if I had done the same exercises on paper and handed them in. I would have remembered how to do the problem by writing it but by doing it on Andes I was able to learn my mistakes.I think sometimes I learned more by using Andes than if I had done the same exercises on webassigns. When webassign has the annimations I think that is more helpful but with Andes I think I learn more because it tells me when I am doing something incorrectly.The techniques learned in solving Andes problems has helped in solving problems on other assignments, test, or quizzes because it makes me remember to draw the picture (free body diagram and components).If all Physics students at WH were required to use Andes it would stress the uniformality of doing these Physics problems. I think it would benefit all students also by receiving feedback (where in the problem is wrong) compared to just getting an X or check, such as on webassign.Some changes that would greatly improve Andes would be to make more tutorials and to make Andes able to solve all equations (especially ones with angles).hYes, by showing each and every steps to a problem, my understanding for each topic became more thorough.Yes, because I've discovered that there are always more than one way to approach a problem. Trial and error helped me realize my mistakes.LMore, because it was interactive and it showed me what I did wrong indepth.NYes. I've started writing down more and more equations and steps in my work. This helps me to see if I am doing anything wrong thoughout the problem, and if things don't seem to be adding up, it's easier to go back and look at the steps I've written out than to try to remember what I could have done wrong without any written record.qWhy not? It's not an incredibly complicated program, though it does take a little bit of time to get the hang of....?qYes, because the problems have to be done with all the work, which helped me to understand how to do the problemsGYes, for the same reason as above. Andes forces you to do all the work.xI think I would have learned more using Andes because it tells you if its wrong right there and tells you how to fix it.I think that the Andes are better than the webassign because it gives hints if you're stuck, so I'm not just sitting there wondering what I did wrong.`Yes, because the way it teaches you to solve things helps you to solve most problems in general./Maybe not required, but certaintly recommended.VA more flexible answer database, so it registers all the ways a problem can be solved.The use of the Andes tutor has helped me to understand the concepts of vectors and the general equations. However, it has not halped me to solve all physics problems because sometimes Andes format is not the same as the format one would use when not on Andes.nThe Andes tutor has helped with vector problems. I don't think it has helped with any other aspect of physics.]I think i learned mroe with Andes because it gave explainations whenever something was wrong.I think I learned more because the answers had explainations if they were wrong, which is not an available feature on webassign."The vector techniques have helped.lI think only the honors physics classes shoudl use Andes because it is a complicated program to get used to.&Fix the help system.Give better tips.
XShort of not using the software entirely, improvements would be making the explanations logical (or actually existent, instead of saying "NULL"), being more forgiving of syntax errors (lack of "_x" or capitalization), and less reliance on method and more focus on understanding the underlying principles, instead of the rote method of solution.Yes. It's not just plugging things into an equation and hitting solve. You have to work your way through the concepts first and even though that brings out some colorful language when the equations are entered in wrong or are missing, it does help in the long run.Yes. It makes you work your way though problems stepbystep and if you get stuck, it's fairly simple to figure out what went wrong when everything is written out.More. Doing things on paper and handing them in has several negatives. 1: you could do it wrong and not realize it at all. 2: the papers can get lost somehow and you never find out how you did. 3: you don't get the paper back for a long time and forget what you were doing in the first place in that time interval. 4: by doing things on paper, you are essentially teaching yourself how to do them. If you do it wrong, you teach yourself the wrong thing and have to unlearn it once your mistake is spotted. Better to get instant feedback on your method than to wait for corrections and have one of a million things go wrong with your thought process in the mean time.Webassign is often a shot in the dark when you have no idea what you are doing. Some of those problems I never would have been able to work out if they were just stuck up on webassign. Webassign doesn't give you hints or tell you what you're doing wrong throghout your work process. It just gives you a little red X to let you know that you screwed up somewhere... but you often have no idea where.You can guess on Andes.6That is what clarified if my system worked correctly. UHas the use of Andes tutor helped you understand Physics principles?
Why? Or why not?THas Andes tutor helped you in mastering problem solving techniques?
How? Or why not?Do you think you learned more or less using Andes than if you had done the same exercises on paper and handed them in? Explain.qDo you think you learned more or less using Andes than if you had done the same exercises on webassign? Explain.Has the techniques learned in solving Andes problems helped in solving problems on other assignments, test, or quizzes? Explain.;Should all Physics students at WH be required to use Andes?6Suggest some changes that would greatly improve Andes.Not really, because ANDES required a very specific solution in it's own jargon. More time was spent attempting to figure out what ANDES wanted, instead of learning how to do the problem.No, because the specific solutions required by ANDES meant that the way to solve ANDES problems was far more complex than that in real life.I think I learned less, because the ANDES problems took far longer to do, and didn't give adequate explanations of mistakes.Webassign requires a specific answer, but not a specific method of solving the problem. Therefore, although Webassign has useless feedback, actually solving the problem is far more helpful.nNo, because the ANDES solutions were either never seen again, or were too long and cumbersome to be practical.No, because learning how to properly complete problems according to ANDES guidelines took far longer to learn than any other software solution, and it is both cumbersome and frustrating.Andes was more effective, because the hints were very clear, and I was able to finish my homework with a good understanding of the material. But the hints cost too many points, and if I asked for a hint when I was finished, I would lose even more points.#I've learned a lot more with Andes.Yes, it helps._Yes, it made solving equations very easy, but the student will not have practice solving them. AYes, Andes is VERY useful in emphasizing calculations in Physics.Andes was much more effective than WebAssign, because Andes shows you how to do the problem and you don't need to come into class to ask how to do it. Also, Andes technically has "unlimited" submissions, and the teacher can see what work the student did, and give them points accordingly. However, webassign has a set number of submissions and the teacher cannot see if the student made an effort to solve the problem.both andes and traditional homework have their advantages. Pencilwork is obviously more effective towards doing an actual test, though the andes helped to reinforce the concepts as well.~personally, i like to do work out with pencil and paper rather than using the andes computer language in order to do the work.The feedback< feature was a lot of help in the end to get the right answers, having wrong calculations or information would almost be impossible to trackthe solve function made doing the problems a lot easier to do, using the computer as a calculator helped to take away a lot of time from doing the problem.qPhysics, like other tools helped to practice concepts and lessons at home. it is certainly a good program to use.Sboth webassign and andes are great to reinforce physics lessons, though both concentrate on different aspects. Webassign helped to get the right answers and practicing for a test while andes focused more on the procedures while doing problems. when used together, they helped immensely, though using them seperately might not have as much.0While I liked ANDES because it allowed me to see when I was wrong, it didn't show me WHY I got something wrong  for instance, if something were wrong, ANDES would prompt "do you really want (x) to be (x value)?" Obviously, if I was unsure of what I was doing, asking this did not help me learn anything.PThe feedback was immediate but didn't really help me reach the correct solution.No calculator was required!5I felt that ANDES helped prepare me to do WebAssigns."Instant feedback=instant learning.'It saved me a lot of useless busy work.=Everyone learns differently: Andes may not be right for some.Saved a lot of time and effort.Everyone learns differently.PInstant feedback=instant learning, tutor and solve function make andes>webassignAndes was definitely way more effective and helped me out with certain other homework problems found on Webassign and on worksheets. It's a tutor; it, in a way, paved your way to the answer without showing you where the road is.I enjoy using a computer more than using pen and paper, especially when learning a new chapter. If I understood the basic concepts (learned using ANDES), then a pen and paper would be fine. Yes the immediate feedback is a nice feature that helps you know where you are wrong, however the directions are sometimes confusing and do not lead you to correcting your mistake. $I did not need a calculator AT ALL. Yes, ANDES is a great tutor which will only benefit the students. Students cannot argue that it is "more work" because if there were no ANDES assignments, there would be paper assignments. They were both effective tools for learning, but I just felt like ANDES taught more and dealt with real problems rather than smaller concepts. +It was very useful to be told when I was doing something wrong, although it was frustrating. Sometimes the hints were helpful although other times they were more confusing. Points should not be taken off if hints are requested because then it becomes discouraging to even try answering a question.sOccasionally the immediate feedback helped, although it was confusing at other times. For example, if I was stuck and needed to solve for a variable, I would ask for a hint, and would be told that I needed to solve for that specific variable. In that situation, the feedback did not help at all.
It was nice, however, to be told if I was defining something unnecessary.tThe solve function was so useful because after I wrote down all the numbers, Andes would do the calculations for me.Although Andes is a useful source, it should not be required. It is very time consuming and is not compatible with every student's computer.On Webassign I was able to do my work how I like to do it rather than how a computer wants me to do it. However, the feedback from Andes was useful for each part of the problems.I liked doing homework on ANDES because it allowed me to do it at convenient times. I got more feedback on my work than I would with a traditional pen/paper method. UAndes critiqued my work as I went along and taught me new strategies to do problems. The feedback feature stopped me from continuing my mistakes, but hindered my progress when I just needed to change symbols. XThis saved me from annoying calculations that would have frustrated me and wasted time. DANDES helped me learn several concepts, such as free body diagrams. ANDES graded on problem solving technique, not just your final answer. When doing webassign, I can do everything right, but make a calculation error and get it wrong. It wasn't so much that it was ineffective. The problems on the Andes website ended up being too simple that the entire concept was lost and only the formulas were used. I didn't learn to do things myself for their was always someone goading me on telling me how to get the answer if my input was incorrect. This is without the help button. Generally if I mess up with pencil and paper, I can see my mistake in the end and restart the problem more correctly.The immediate feedback was very useful to find the correct solutions. At times it remained cryptic as it wanted one to go through a certain formula.cIt was helful to solve answers but it took the case from having to solve the problem by one's self.For physics 1 it would be helpful because that was less about the concepts and more about just getting the answers by using the factor label method.Webassign was definately better for teachers were able to input their own questions geared to the students level. Andes is more for learning while Webassign gives the practice and experience needed for a test.HThere was almost no motivation to do it and it was tremendously tedious.)I had to do the problems on paper anyway.Andes would lead me down the garden path, telling me to do one thing and then having a different solution in mind, meanwhile neither of them had any relation to the way I was solving it.*It saved like 5 seconds with a calculator.%It should be an option. Nothing more.Webassign lets you know if you got a problem correct or incorrect. Students shouldn't ask more than that from a computer, thats what class is for.Time is a big issue with Andes. If I were to do a regular homework assignment to turn in, I would not have to restate the given information to get full credit. On Andes, even if I knew how to get a solution quickly, I had to write all the steps which was very time consuming.Xteachers and webassign you know if you are doing the problem right. more straightforward<it has different advantages, as well as different weaknessesGit helped a lot when I was stuck, and forced me to write everyhting out^yes the fact that is hinted the next step helped me get on track I could keep going from thereyThat was the most helpful part, because you still had to go through all steps, but you could not make a calculation errorait depends on the type of student, Andes is more suited for certain types of learners, not othersI think they were equally effective, Andes was good when first learning a new topic, and webassign was better for review, and test prepWith pencil and paper I am able to work out a problem in any way I see fit, whereas on Andes it takes a lot more time to type everthing in. It also makes it difficult to solve systems of equations. However, the calculations in general are a lot easier because Andes does it for you!The immediate feedback helped me when I began a probelm the wrong way however it was extremely difficult when I would do work to solve a problem and then Andes would say that I had enough equations, but Andes was 'unable to solve it'.gCalculations take a long time to type into the calculator, but with Andes, calculations were so simple!I believe it really depends on the student. Some students may learn more efficiently with the aid of a computer, and others may learn better by using pencil and paper.Webassign allowed me to solve a problem in any way that I saw fit. If I learn best by writing out my problems with pencil and paper, it is much harder to understand the formant that Andes wants me to use. Often I would know how to solve a problem on Andes, but I was unsure how to use the Andes tools to show my work. As a result I would not receive full credit for all of the problems that I did.I would only reccommend Andes only for the Physics Honors students at Watchung Hills. Altho< ugh it would be helpful for all students, I feel that the Andes problems require more advanced problem solving skills, and a higher level of comprehension of the concepts. I think I learned more using Andes than I had done the same exercises on webassign because, unlike webassign, Andes gives hints and equations to help solve each step of the problem.sHarder to access the exercises, more room for numerous and frequent problems. You need to have a computer to do it.JIt depends on whether or not you're having a frustrating time using Andes.Hardly, it frustrates you with vague statements and commands you to follow the computer's solving process. The fact that it also detracts points constantly doesn't help either.WCompletely, having the computer make all the actual calculations takes a huge load off.WebAssign allows you to use your own pace and methods, but the fact that Andes takes out all the actual calculations from long, complicated equations takes a huge load off and eliminates human error, which often gives wrong answers for Webassign.just a testpANDES helped you to reach the solution by providing hints, which were sometimes useful and othertimes confusing.The way that the program wants the equations inputted and the calculations performed is different from what we did in class, so the methods I wanted to use were not acceptable to ANDESpThe feedback did not always help identify the error, however it did help in pointing out that there was an error=It decreased the amount of time using the calculator greatly.I don't think it should be required, since many students seem to share my opinions of the system, and thus do not enjoy using the program.WebAssign tells you when a problem is wrong, but does not help you reach the solution. WebAssign is more similar to exercises on paper. Both have positive and negative aspectsAndes requires you to input every step that is needed to solve the problem. This allows you to logically follow the sequence of steps. Instead of plugging numbers into a formula, you can then understand the process of how to arrive at the answer. !Andes doesn't really teach you how to solve the problem, unless the problem has a video that goes along with it. Unless you know how to solve the problem already, Andes requires too much time to complete. Additionally, it causes too much unnecessary stress by taking away points and such.
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OTI5MTkxMjNI liked the way you had to draw vectors and stuff out. The visual was helpful.8It was frustrating to learn and adapt to every section.
OTkwODM0MDLI was always able to figure out the way Andes wanted me to do each problem. FIf I had a different method of solving, Andes wouldn't let me use it. rWas Andes more effective for doing homework versus doing homework in a more traditional fashion and turning it in?pDo you think you learned more or less using Andes than if you had done the same exercises with pencil and paper?_Do you feel that the immediate feedback feature of Andes helped you complete correct solutions?;The solve function was helpful in doing the Andes problems.4All PHY999 students should be required to use Andes.Compare your experience with Andes with your knowledge of other learning tools used at test like Mastering Physics, WebAssign, Blackboard, or the online Chemistry assignments.I think I learned more by using Andes,as opposed to doing exercises on paper and handing them in because, Andes corrected my errors while I was solving each problem, step by step. By solving the same exercises on paper however, I would be corrected after I had completed the entire problem incorectly.=It prevents careless errors from being made in calculations. Andes doesn't always specify what it wants well, and isn't always able to recognize a correct formula or answer in a different form. Brown 3/4MzYwNTQ5MzQxNQ[The greatest strength of Andes was its ability to have people attack problems step by step.The greatest weakness is that Andes does not have a question randomizer, making it possible for students to copy each other's answers making Andes useless to some students.1011
NDc1Mjg1ODMIt doesn't make you use a calculator, you just have to type in the equations.bIt was difficult to get used to and it was very different from standard methods of doing problems.NDE5NjA4MzcwMA
Equations.The "help" doesn't help a lot.
Physics H NDIyNjg3MzcwOQlThe greatest strength of ANDES would have to be its instant feedback and its ability to give tips and such. >The computer language is an annoying part of the ANDES tutor.
NjcyMzkzNTHaving quick responses and useful hints to help the student answer/choose equations to solve with. Also, Andes made extensive use of the freebodydiagrams and this helped immensely.The deduction of points when asking for hints, or accidentally submitting an answer that was not rounded or off by a tiny bit. Also, Andes is VERY specific about its equations.
NjM1MTYxOTsAndes was a good review of basic concepts, enforced with problem solving, which helped, especially before test day.The computer language to enter in computations in the program was sometimes frustrating, and the projection equations not usually used in pencil and paper problems sometimes detracted from the learning gershmanH
NTY0NjA5MzOTaking you through every step of the problem to ensure you fully understood it.CMaking you put everything in components and not allowing shortcuts.
NzA5NzU1NTAndes is a stepbystep process. It follows your take on a problem and helps you to understand why you did something wrong on not. The hints it gives are sometimes not easy to understand, but if you look closer on your mistakes, you'll realize what not to do the next time. I also like how they post up sample videos/problems that help you to find all the objects needed in a problem.The amount of points taken off. I think it's ridiculous to take off points for an honest mistake like typing something wrong or forgetting a number. If it was putting in a negative sign or not, then there is a need to take off points because that is something that could dramatically change an answer. Also I don't feel there's a need to have everything in baby steps, like Vy=vsin(theta) because if we learn vectors first, it would be embedded in our mind already. AP Physics C
MzM0NDg5NjAndes asks that you type out every single step you take while solving a problem. Furthermore, it provides you with help if you don't understand what to do next, and gives explanations regarding why a certain step should be taken.cAndes usually wants things a certain way, which can be done differently on paper. It's harder to think when solving a problem on a computer than when you are working on paper, even though work is done on paper first and then typed into Andes. There are certain things done on paper that I don't know exactly how to type on Andes (regarding angles, etc.)MzMzMTM0MDExOQ(It gave you hints when you needed help. You had to write out every equation in order to get the full amount of points even though you may have already solved the problem. MzQ2OTQ1NzA2OQsDefinitely its solve feature  it helped me focus more on concepts than on mathematics or getting an answer "right"2The "hints" were often confusing for me to follow.Brown period 3MzY0ODM2OTI0MgTutor.*Not always specifying what it wanted well.!Instant feedback=instant learningPstrict syntax/one method. If needs to seem less computerized and more personal. MzAwMDA3MTAwNwThe greatest strength of andes is that you don't need to use a calculator, and that you don't have to write stuff down on paper. I also like the instant feedback, just like webassign.+The greatest weakness of andes is its ambiguity. When I do a problem I get the answer but I miss points because of some menial formula that seemed too trivial to spell out, but I often don't know what it is that andes is looking for me to do because in my head I have taken all the necessary steps. PhysicsHMzc3NTU5NDExMA< The greatest strength was learning problem solving techniques and drawing out coordinate systems to visualize problems. It also forced me to write out equations and tools before trying to solve the problem. The greatest weakness was wasting time typing in x and y component equations many times and defining many variables for one problem. Brown, physics HMzg3NjgyMDgzMA`It offered sample problems done out step by step on which all the other problems were based on. 7The formatting! Also the hints weren't always helpful. MzgyNTgyODAzMQThe ability of Andes to give you instant feedback on problems. The program will guide you towards the right answer with hints and other devices. This has helped me to learn how to solve certain problems. Sometimes Andes will only have one possible solution in the system. When another one is given, it will mark it incorrectly. The need to constantly use vectors is also annoying at times.MzI0NTA5MjIyMAAndes is good at drilling fundamental principles such as vector components and establishing an organized problem solving technique.uAndes is limited by its syntax. Much confusion arises during an Andes problem due to a syntax complication or error.MzIzMTU1ODc1MAThe greatest weakness of Andes was the sheer annoyingness of the program. It was so exacting in its answers and oftentimes figuring out the next step was extremely difficult.whr.njMTk0MDUzNDExNAthe fact that it made you go through every step every time, so it was basically nailed in your brain, and you remember it for the test.Msometimes the comments are mean and there it is hard to get used to at first MTQ1OTI2ODE2NQI like the calculator on Andes a lot because it made the calculations much easier. I also liked the help button because if I was completely stumped when solving a problem, Andes could give me a nudge in the right direction without giving me the answer.I did not like the way I was required to break down many problems into component form when it was not needed, and I did not like the way that for some problems Andes said that I had enough equations but the computer was still unable to solve the problem.APMTQ2NTU4Mzg2OQAndes greatest strength is its ability in the images created. It creates a sense of direction and something tangible that would not be found on my own physics notebook.SAndes formula's used are very influexible and will not have an auto correct button.whrhsMTQ5NjIyMzU5OA0Free body diagrams and axis are worth 25 points.AIt can't do trig and it can't follow logical trains of rationale.MTYwMzk5NjA4NQAndes greatest strength is that it encourages more thinking than just plugging in numbers on a calculator. It helps students apply concepts to each problem and requires a true understanding of physics.;Andes greatest weakness is that it is not compatible with Macs. This will probably create more problems in the future because Macs are becoming more popular. Please try to find a way to make Macs compatible with Andes so that it will be easier to access Andes from home, instead of always from computers in schoolbrownMzA2Njg0NDg5OAhelp was good. LThe "cheat sheet" of different equations that opens whenever you need it. Also, the fact that you never have to make a single calculation invovling numbers, leaving it all to the computer means zero human error. It helps the person to learn when they don't have to work out long tedious equations that they are trying to understand.The fact that it requires an exact equation with exact variables that have to be exactly predefined, and that you can only follow the computer's solving process. AND THAT IT DETRACTS FROM YOUR SCORE WHEN YOU ARE ALREADY FRUSTRATED WITH IT.10brownMjQ3MzQzNjg3NAMjQyNTAwNTA3NQThe greatest strength was the visual aspect. By using pictures and making the vectors with the tools, I was able to visualize what I was doing and this greatly helped me understand the process for solving problems.The greatest weakness of Andes was sometimes I would enter an equation that we learned in class and it would be incorrect in Andes. Also sometimes I would want to use a variable that Andes didn't think was necessary in solving the problem and it wouldn't let me use it.10/11MTE0NDQ3Nzk4OQ_Many different problems covering many topics. Variety for the teacher to choose from to assign.The way that the program wants the equations inputted and the calculations performed is different from what we did in class, so the methods I wanted to use were not acceptable to ANDES, and in many cases I was not able to figure out what the program wanted to see.
AP PhysicsMTE1OTIxNzU0OAimmediate feedback=required to enter unnecessary data in order to get full scoreNAcgiemail 1.6MTgxNjcwNjk0NAnthe program allowed you to draw the forces for the problem and what acts on it(no components were allowed=bad);the help button or next step button were not very helpful.
MTgxNjE1Mz\The greatest strength of Andes was how it took you through each step in solving the problem.Physics AP GershmanMjI4ODcyOTYyNwLIt took you along the problem step by step and could give hints when needed.Sometimes it doesn't rgister the multiple ways to do a problem, so sometimes it says that you're wrong when the way you're doing it is right anyway
PhysicsH10MjIwMDkwODM2NgxThe greatest strength of Andes is the help button, the answer explainations, and the resources available on the program.The greatest weakness of Andes is that if you click on the help button and still don't know how to do the problem, you can still finish the problem and not have any idea how to solve it without the help button. Physics HMjk1NjA1MjI2MgThe greatest strenght of Andes is that it is a program that tells you right away when (what stage of the problem) that you are messing up on.The greatest weakness of Andes is that it is narrowminded sometimes (only wants the problem solved a single way) and that sometimes all the equations will be there and Andes will say that but also say that it is unable to calculate the answer.Physics H Per 10/11MjM5MzAxOTU5MgI think the greatest strength was the guidance it gave to approach a problem logically. It heavily relied on the steps than the answer itself.Sometimes, the work to show for the problem was very repetitive and tedious. If there was some way to resolve this problem, Andes would be near perfect.PhysicsMjQ0MTAzNjIyMwAndes's greatest strength is the way the problems are designed to reinforce certain principles at a time and bring all the concepts together on the last few harder problems of each section.Its greatest weakness is learning how to plug in the right notation to answer problems. This often becomes discouraging when one loses points simply because he/she does not understand how to plug in the equation in a form andes will take.MjQ1MjI0NzY4NgYearSemesterSchoolSectionCourseIDNameDateTime(What was the greatest strength of Andes?(What was the greatest weakness of Andes?30A30B30C30DSpringWHRHSPhysicsH3brown Physics I
MjAwNDAyOTThe guy who did the narrated problems had a funny accent. Also, the fact that ANDES gave immediate feedback on whether an equation was right or wrong was good.ySince the problem must be worked out within ANDES, the method of solution must be EXACTLY what ANDES wants. Learning the jargon was unpleasant and pointless, and a single missed "_x" could drop a score by 5 points while trying to determine what the issue was. The feedback was poor or nonexistent for 99% of the problems, especially with the hint system (that detracts points).physicsMjczMTg0MzA2OQAndes was very hands on, and easy to work with. Once you learned how to write equations in the correct notations, the program was very simple.jFor a first time user, Andes is very confusing to use. However, after using for a while it becomes easier.on PhysicsH3
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