Online question and solution generator

Designed to improve students’ mathematical skills and intuition.

What is Smart Assignments?

An open-access FREE online question and solution generator designed to improve students’ mathematical skills and intuition. It can provide an unlimited number of questions covering over 100 topics, ranging from order of operations through to calculus and linear algebra.

Main features

Automatically generating a suite of random questions and corresponding fully worked, formatted solutions to every question.

Provide students with a mechanism for concentrating on those concepts which cause them difficulties, enabling inquiry-based learning.

Implement a powerful learning aid that gives support for both introductory and advanced mathematical concepts and processes.

Allow instructors to efficiently and easily create resources for illustrative examples, practice materials and individualised assessment.

Directly usable in all discipline areas that require quantitative skills. Such as, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Statistics...

Freely available to the education community as open-source software, with a modular design allowing components to be easily redesigned and extended.

How to use Smart Assignments

SmartAss is very easy to use. You can access the Home page and get started or read the How to use Smart Assignments PDF.

SmartAss was developed as part of a 2006 Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) grant (Project Reference CG6-24).

Grant Details


A new enabling technology for learning and teaching quantitative skills.

Chief Investigator

Professor Peter Adams - The University of Queensland (UQ)

Project Team (All UQ)

Professor Peter Adams
Dr Jamie Alcock
Dr Michael Bulmer
Dr Joseph Grotowski
Dr Min-Chun Hong
Mr Michael Jennings
Dr Valda Miller
Ms Mia O'Brien
Dr Victor Scharaschkin

Current Administrator

Mr Michael Jennings -


UQ has provided further funding to increase the database of questions.

Maintained By

Centre for eLearning Innovations and
Partnerships in Science and Engineering (eLIPSE)

Published papers

Jennings, M., & Adams, P. (2011). An open-access online question generator with fully worked solutions. In: Barry Kissane, Proceedings of the AAMT Conference and 33nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. MERGA34, Alice Springs. 3-7 July 2011.

Kvyatkovskyy, A., Adams, P., & Zinchenko, M. (2007). A new enabling technology for teaching and learning quantitative skills. In V. Grebenyuk, V. Kinshuk, & V. Semenets (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference on Education and Virtuality. (pp 282–291). Ukraine.