Dept of Math, HKUST
A Quick Guide for Students to Get Started with WeBWorK
What you can do with WeBWorK
WeBWorK is an interactive homework delivery system which lets you:
You can attempt a problem as many times as you want before the due date, but spending a lot of time on guessing the answers is a waste of your time. Consult the textbook, or ask a fellow student, a friend, your TA or instructor for help if you have trouble figuring out your error.
Login
You can login with your ITSC username and password at : https://webwork.math.ust.hk
Printing Homework
To print a homework assignment after login to WeBWorK:
Checking Homework Scores
To view your scores on past homework sets after login to WeBWorK:
Set | Score | Out Of |
Ind | Problems |
---|---|---|---|---|
Homework 1 | 1.00 | 10 | 1 |
C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 |
where the following information can be seen:
Entering Answers
o
Date form
Input date format must be US Date Format (mm/dd/year)
o Operators
Operator |
Input |
Example |
addition |
+ |
2+x |
subtraction |
- |
x-3 |
multiplication |
* |
3*x |
division |
/ |
3/x |
exponentiation |
** or ^ |
2**4 or 2^4 |
factorial |
! |
5! |
Name |
Symbol |
Example |
Parentheses |
( or ) |
(2+3)/(x^2-2) |
Brackets |
[ or ] |
[x+3]^3/(x^2-2) |
Braces |
{ or } |
{x+3}/[x^(1/2)-2] |
o Constants
Constant |
Numeric |
Example |
pi |
3.14159.. |
pi*x**2 |
e |
2.71828.. |
e+pi |
o Functions
Function |
Input |
Example |
Logarithm (base e) |
log( ) |
log(8) |
Logarithm (base 10) |
log10( ), logten( ) |
log10(100) |
Natural Logarithm |
ln( ) |
ln(8) |
Square Root |
sqrt( ) |
sqrt(9) |
Absolute Value |
abs( ) |
abs(-6) |
Sign Function |
sgn( ) |
sgn(-3) |
For an extended list of functions and symbols available in WeBWorK, consult the MAA webpage at: http://webwork.maa.org/wiki/Available_Functions