Themathbits.com

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themathbits.com## Difficulty estimation

themathbits.com

Introducing "themathbits.com”, a platform facilitating mathematics education and research. themathbits.com hosts a vast repository of math word problems and solutions, meticulously curated by expert instructors. The database is built based on math word problems from textbooks and other open online sources such as MATH, MathQA, Algebra, etc., primarily to support research in item difficulty estimation. Most available repositories have math word problems and detailed steps to solve them. However, when the same word problems must be included in an exam, other parameters, such as Grades and difficulty levels, are unavailable, and hence, we put them together.

What we provide
## Annotation

Apart from continuing to build a comprehensive database of math word problems, “themathbits.com also provides a platform where experts can annotate these problems with grades and difficulty levels, providing invaluable resources for educators to create customized exams tailored to their students’ knowledge levels. As the labelling of difficulty levels is subjective in nature, we enable experts to vote the difficulty level for each word problem. The admin user (expert) can then validate based on majority votes and freeze the difficulty level appropriate for the given grade level. Following are the features:

This effort is towards building a repository to promote research in AI-based classification of math word problems, difficulty estimation, solving, etc. Why word problems? MWP will help identify and apply the right concept in the real world, develop higher-order thinking skills, apply different math concepts, develop creative and critical thinking, enable instructors to know the knowledge levels of learners and so on. Researchers thus gain access to a rich dataset for exploring novel approaches to mathematical problem-solving and difficulty estimation.

We thank you for your support in building the database of math word problems (MWP). The research in Mathematics Education is towards providing better learning environment by providing prompt feedback to learners, having several practice problems, conducting assessments to evaluate various levels of knowledge during learning journey.

Citation: Shilpa Kadam, P.T.V. Praveen Kumar, Sridhar Pappu, Dipak Kumar Satpathi. “themathbits”: A Platform for Math Word Problem Repository, Annotation, and Difficulty Estimation"

Contact: p20190508@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in OR praveen@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in

We thank you for your support in building the database of math word problems (MWP). The research in Mathematics Education is towards providing better learning environment by providing prompt feedback to learners, having several practice problems, conducting assessments to evaluate various levels of knowledge during learning journey.

Citation: Shilpa Kadam, P.T.V. Praveen Kumar, Sridhar Pappu, Dipak Kumar Satpathi. “themathbits”: A Platform for Math Word Problem Repository, Annotation, and Difficulty Estimation"

Contact: p20190508@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in OR praveen@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in