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Figure 5.4: Practice Page
Clicking on the name of a topic from the student's pie chart will
display a page containing an instance of the problem, followed
by the Answer Editor. This is where a solution to the problem can be
attempted (Fig. 5.4). All practice
problems are generated by algorithms, with randomly selected
parameters so that the variety of problem instances for any topic is
very high.
Below the Answer Editor are buttons labeled "Next" and "Explain."
Clicking on "Next" has the same effect as described for the Assessment
Mode: it submits the answer. Here, however, the user is given immediate
feedback on their answer (Sec. 5.4).
If correct, the student will receive a congratulatory message. Next,
a new problem is presented. In the case where the topic is considered
mastered, the student will receive two options; the student can choose
to click "Done" to move on to a different topic, or they can click
"More Practice" to practice the topic further.
When the student enters an incorrect answer, ALEKS will return the
presentation of the original problem with feedback on the student's error.
Students can then click on the "Explain" button.




