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The American Mathematical Monthly
ETS has designed many very effective testing instruments of this type, such as the familiar College Board Examinations and the STEP series. The 1958 M.A.A. National Contest was also of this type. ... 204 A LOOK AT MATHEMATICAL COMPETITIONS [March influential instrument as a National Contest, tied for example into a scholarship program, and would prefer to see a larger degree of local autonomy. ...
Several instruments are suggested to predict the overall difficulty level, like using a questionnaire or a rubric; these instruments are applied on the data of a recent contest and proved useful. ... Predicting the difficulty level of a task on the concepts of computer science or computational thinking, like in the Bebras Challenge, proves to be really hard. ... A Recent Contest Analyzed In an analysis after the contest we can define the actual difficulty level of each task as the p-value: item difficulty is simply the fraction of contestants taking the test who ...doi:10.15388/ioi.2018.10 fatcat:eyrp25wkrjcilkewga4bdsxatm
In the paper, we viewed the process of formation of ideas about comprehensive cognitive operations, in particular, generalization, analysis, synthesis etc., as a psychological ground for using the project ... The contest results have allowed revealing both advantages and disadvantages of using the project activity that should be taken into account while organizing the education process at school of the future ... The comparison study declared in the objectives of the research, as well as research conclusions, looked unconvincing. ...doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.11.589 fatcat:rzkscrmoxzgghbtzcuxakxe6wa
Through action research, focus groups and hermeneutic methods, the results of this study suggest that the playfulness design of an evolutionary game is influenced by the degree of uncertainty, flexibility ... In this paper, an evolutionary contest game was designed and implemented to examine the influencing factors. ... The challenges based on educational objectives form the heart of the model. ...doi:10.1080/10494820701483615 fatcat:2s262toqtnc4fpqmckjt7ast4u
need to improve task design and motivate contest solvers' participation in the co-creation process. based on the theory of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation as well as the theory of job design, we developed ... a research model to explain participation in crowdsourcing contests, as well as the effects of task attributes on intrinsic motivation. subjective and objective data were collected from 283 contest solvers ... In this study, we define contest complexity as the degree of difficulty of performing the necessary tasks inherent in a solution to the contest  . ...doi:10.2753/jec1086-4415150402 fatcat:eov5zrsqrbdlfjketcza7cipga
2006 World Automation Congress
The paper presents results of the TCFFHRC evaluation surveys as well as the theoretical Olympiad, both challenging assignments guided by new contest rules. ... We propose the Education Design Experiment (EDE) as a framework for education and research in robotics and we discuss its implementation in Trinity College Fire-Fighting Home Robot Contest (TCFFHRC) projects ... The Concept Arena has several paths to the candle, each with a different degree of difficulty. The winning robot has the shortest run time. ...doi:10.1109/wac.2006.375984 fatcat:cs2gzr3babeonkl2wbl74dahwe
into the software development process, meeting the needs of software industry. ... This system can effectively improve students the interest of software development and the practical skills and sense of innovation, laying a solid foundation for student after graduation to rapidly integrate ... Acknowledgements This work is sponsored by the Teaching Reform of Higher Education of Heilongjiang Province of China (Construction and Implementation of Practical Teaching System of 3-element Driven Software ...doi:10.1016/j.ieri.2012.06.045 fatcat:nnygdr344fdkxgm3qckkoxouym
This framework can provide typical benchmarking processes, benchmark indicators, and trial set elements that are necessary to successfully identify, define, design, select, and apply benchmarking of vSRT ... This paper presents a reference framework on benchmarking of vision-based spatial registration and tracking (vSRT) methods for Mixed and Augmented Reality (MAR). ... Difficulty level design The difficulty of each trial of online registration and tracking strongly depends on the combinations and positions of objects aligned in the competitive environment. ...doi:10.2312/egve.20171363 dblp:conf/egve/IchikariKMTUKMS17 fatcat:qvtlrj4sz5f33ghjflq2wib6d4
We advocate, in particular, that contests be designed so as to provide a rewarding experience and opportunity for achievement for all competitors; not just the winners. ... We identify aspects of computing competition formats as they relate to the purpose of these competitions, both stated and tacit. ... Contest Design Issues We believe that contest designers would be well advised to consider contest design in light of specific objectives and constraints that are framed as independently as possible from ...doaj:edddb1d322a24aa1aa5ede1d6b5acdc3 fatcat:koywakufrbecrb6eywtbpiit7y
object of the designer. ... True, the wings are rendered rigid to some degree by being stayed to a central mast by means of wires. ...
We placed copies of the target objects on top of the purple table in Figure 1 , and hid objects below other objects in the aisles marked with a red dot. ... solutions and from the oil and gas industry to car design. ... Our Design Process We began designing our solution as soon as the contest and the initial rules were announced. We met once a week until the week before the contest. ...doi:10.1109/mcg.2010.108 fatcat:gg2nk4i4bzep5dqq7rwvaauxwu
The users with severe physical disabilities can use this device to operate the various functions of computer, smartphone, and tablet PCs, such as sending e-mail, Internet browsing, playing games, and controlling ... The analysis result showed that the subject could make himself familiar with operating of the long/short tone of Morse code in one month. ... Acknowledgments The current authors gratefully acknowledge the support provided to this study by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, under Contracts MOST 103-2627-E-006-001 and MOST 103-2218 ...doi:10.1155/2015/780849 fatcat:qm4nktkswnatxp5z2qheodnnuu
The Monthly Review
The present contest with America | cannot help seeing as the most serious in which this country was ever engaged. It contains such a train of consequences as must be examined to feel its real weight. ... Butno inclination to get out of the present difficulties, which certainly keep my mind very far from a state of ease, can incline me to enter into the destruction of the empire. ...
Fama y éxito profesional en «Operación Triunfo» y «Fama ¡a bailar!»
Fama y éxito profesional en «Operación Triunfo» y «Fama ¡a bailar!»
In order to fulfil the objectives of this paper, these programmes were analysed using a methodology that combines narrative semiotics, audiovisual style and narrative form analysis, as well as ludology ... present fame as a life aspiration and also show the mechanisms used to produce it. The programmes depict modern society as meritocratic and evidence the importance of image in the modern workplace. ... actions), and determine the conditions of winning (how to win) and losing (how to lose) as well as the design of the contest difficulty. ...doi:10.3916/c39-2012-03-09 fatcat:h3p36uz2lbebvbkds5q5j2htkm
American Quarterly Review
An individual of extra- ordinary genius, governed by that irrepressible instinct that leads him on in pursuit of the object he is best fitted to attain, may succeed in his design. ... ‘They must war not only with the prejudices of others, but with their own ; hold a contest, hand to hand, not with the peculiar feelings alone that society regards as its great defences, but with all the ...
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