The exercisepoints Package

A package to count exercises and points

Introduction and Usage

This package can be used to facilitate exercise counting and exercise point counting in a -document. It counts the number of exercises and it sums all the points of the exercises in a document. Especially for exams it is also common to have an overview of all exercises and their maximal points. This is also supported by this package by providing a macro to retrieve the points of each exercise.

To use this package type

    \usepackage{exercisepoints}

anywhere in your document’s preamble. If this does not work because the package is not contained in your -distribution, simply copy the file ‘exercisepoints.sty’ into the same folder as your document (or, if you plan to use it more often, copy it into your local texmf directory). There are no options and this package does not require any other packages to be loaded (it loads the ifthen package).

Typeset a First Exercise

Now you can typeset your first exercise using the following code.

\begin{exercise}[Simple Addition]
What is 1+1?\points{2.5}
\end{exercise}

Further Information

For further information please read the package documentation in ‘exercisepoints.pdf’ (you can either obtain this file from the GitHub releases page or simply compile the file ‘exercisepoints.tex’ twice with pdflatex).

Version History

• 2019/01/02 v1.2.2 Revised documentation
• 2018/08/15 v1.2.1 Renamed the package from hkexercise to exercisepoints to comply with CTAN rules (see CTAN)
• 2017/02/27 v1.2.0 Added the setitempointsunit{...} command.
• 2017/07/02 v1.1.0 This version introduces subexercises. Moreover several checks were added to avoid use of commands like currentexercisepoints outside of exercise environments and to prevent nesting of exercises. New option customlayout disables built in exercise layout. Added bonuspoint commands.
• 2017/06/26 v1.0.1 Redefined currentexercisepoints so it can be used within section command.
• 2017/06/26 v1.0 The initial version of this package is published on GitHub.

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and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of version 2005/12/01 or later.

This work has the LPPL maintenance status ‘maintained’.

The Current Maintainer of this work is Henning Kerstan.

This work consists of the files ‘exercisepoints.sty’ and ‘exercisepoints.tex’.