Tips and examples of Math Symbol Palettes

This article contains some examples of math symbol palettes which you can copy and paste to use on your Inspera Assessment. You can also use parts of it, depending on what math symbols are relevant for your questions.

The article Math Symbol Palette provides you with more information about creating a math palette and how to add it to a question. 


What is a math palette toolbar?

In the question types Math entry, Math working and Essay the candidates has access to a math palette by clicking the Sigma-button. With this function, the candidates gets the opportunity to answer with math symbols or any other LaTeX symbols.

Math working and Math Entry:





Why create customised math palette?

By default one Basic and one Advanced math palette is available, and if you are happy with these you do not need to create your own math symbol palettes. 

The purpose of the configurable math palette is to enable institutions to customise the palette to the specific needs and requirements in the question.


Use our examples of Math Symbol Palettes

Listed at the bottom of this article are some examples of math palettes we have made to help you on the way. All examples include three tabs, but in theory it is possible to have as many tabs you want. If using only one tab, no name/label will be displayed for the candidates.

Do the following to use these examples: 

  1. In Inspera Assessment: Choose Math Symbol Palettes in the Author tab in the main menu 
  2. Create a new Math Symbol Palette (read more here on how to create a new math symbol palette)
  3. Remove the entire default code in the palette
  4. From this article: Download the file you find relevant (they are in a plain text format)
  5. Copy the entire LaTeX code from the downloaded file
  6. Insert the copied code to your palette in Inspera Assessment
  7. Click "Save"

When you have looked at the palette in the preview on the left hand side to ensure it looks as it should, you can edit the code to rename tabs, add or remove symbols and move around sequences to make it suit your specific needs. Remember to save when you are done, and test the palette in the preview to the left as well as on a test before using it with candidates on real exams.

Read more about how to edit your math symbol palette in the article Math Symbol Palette


Example 1

If you copy the LaTeX code from example 1, the palette will look like this: 

Greek letters Binary operators Relations
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Example 2 - Derivation (Derivasjon)

If you copy the LaTeX code from example 2, the palette will look like this: 

Formler Derivation Symboler
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Example 3 - Integration

If you copy the LaTeX code from example 3, the palette will look like this: 

Basic Integration Symbols
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Example 4 - Medicine (Norwegian)

If you copy the LaTeX code from example 4, the palette will look like this: 

Basic Medicine Advanced
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Example 5 - Math (Sweden K12)

If you copy the LaTeX code from example 5, the palette will look like this: 

Grund Avancerad Enheter
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