Problem Roulette is a tool to help students study by practicing questions from previous exams.
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Problem Roulette supports practice testing and distributed practice – study strategies that education research shows are the most effective. And the material is authentic: it’s from actual old exams.
In the past, instructors used to post a small number of old practice exams that student groups hoarded, and only their members benefited from the practice. Problem Roulette (PR) gives students free access to an enormous library of past exam problems from over 11 courses at the University of Michigan to level that social imbalance.
Students get instant feedback about their accuracy in each topic to help them guide what they need to study more.
Instructors can see how many students are practicing, accuracy level by topic, and how long it takes students to answer questions.
Instructors can use this data to inform what they might review with students or whether they might send students “question sets” to practice more.
Step 2: Work with us to import old exam problems.
Step 3: Use Problem Roulette as much or as little as you want.
“The refreshing thing about PR was that I could actually practice all the formulas and concepts I had learned in class on new problems; no longer relying on memorization, the concepts actually stuck with me at exam time.”
“As someone who tends to take too long on each individual problem [Problem Roulette] allowed me to work more on my timing so that by the time the exam came around I could finish in the allotted time.”
“One thing I found very helpful about PR was that it allowed me to study for the test in the most targeted way possible. Thus I never had to worry about whether what I was doing would prepare me well for the exam because I knew that I was practicing only on problems that had actually been part of previous exams.”