David Cerna, Rafael P. D. Kiesel, Alexandra Dzhiganskaya,
"A Mobile Application for Self-Guided Study of Formal Reasoning"
, in Pedro Quaresma and Walther Neuper and Joao Marcos: Proceedings 8th International Workshop on Theorem Proving Components for Educational Software, ThEdu@CADE 2019, Natal, Brazil, 25th August 2019, Serie EPTCS, Vol. 313, Seite(n) 35--53, 2020, ISBN: 2075-2180
A Mobile Application for Self-Guided Study of Formal Reasoning
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Proceedings 8th International Workshop on Theorem Proving Components for Educational Software, ThEdu@CADE 2019, Natal, Brazil, 25th August 2019
In this work, we introduce AXolotl, a self-study aid designed to guide students through the basics of formal reasoning and term manipulation. Unlike most of the existing study aids for formal reasoning, AXolotl is an Android-based application with a simple touch-based interface. Part of the design goal was to minimize the possibility of user errors which distract from the learning process. Such as typos or inconsistent application of the provided rules. The system includes a zoomable proof viewer which displays the progress made so far and allows for storage of the completed proofs as a JPEG or LaTeX file. The software is available on the google play store and comes with a small library of problems. Additional problems may be opened in AXolotl using a simple input language. Currently, AXolotl supports problems that can be solved using rules which transform a single expression into a set of expressions. This covers educational scenarios found in our first-semester introduction to logic course and helps bridge the gap between propositional and first-order reasoning. Future developments will include rewrite rules which take a set of expressions and return a set of expressions, as well as a quantified first-order extension.