Now that you've started to build an advanced assessment, you may want to add a Cloze Math with Image question.

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In the Cloze Math with Image question, the student enters a math response into one or more response boxes that have been placed on top of an image.

Example:


Build the Question

After you choose to create your own item, select the Math category from the options on the left, then select Cloze Math with Image.

Step 1: Compose Question and Upload Image

  • Compose question: Type question prompt into this field.
  • You have many formatting options from the Rich Text toolbar, including changing the font size, adding tables, using math symbols, adding multimedia, and more! Click here for more information on the different functions of the Rich Text toolbar.
  • Upload the image by selecting the Edit button.

Step 2: Adjust or Add Response Boxes

There will be one response box already added to the image by default.

➡️ Adding and Repositioning Response Boxes:

Note - the image will "refresh" with each change you make; this is not an error!

  • Select the + ADD button to add a response box.
  • Select the X in the bottom-right corner of the response box to remove it.
  • To reposition, you can click and drag each response box to its desired location.

➡️ Resizing and Adding Labels

Resizing:

  • The default width is 60px. Use that as your point of reference. Add numerical values into the Width (px) and Height (px) sections to adjust the size of the response boxes.

Note - the image will "refresh" with each change you make; this is not an error!

Adding Labels

  • In the formula template (or template) section, add any labels or symbols that you want to appear with the response box. Remember, adjusting anything in the Response Container (global) section only applies to response boxes you add from that point forward, so if you need to add a label to the response box already on the image, use the template under the Response Containers (individual) section. See the clip below.
  • Please keep in mind that anything you add in this template will also need to be included in your correct answer. If you do not include the label/symbol when you set the correct answer, student responses will not be scored correctly.
  • In the example below, the percent symbol is added.

Note - the image will "refresh" with each change you make; this is not an error!


Set Correct Answers and Scoring

Step 1: Determine how many points the question will be worth.

Step 2: Indicate the correct answer in the Value section. Remember, if you included a label in the template, that label must also be included here.

  • Is there more than one correct answer? Add alternate answers by selecting the blue + button shown here.

Step 3: Choose a scoring method.

  • equivSymbolic is the most commonly used method, and will provide the most flexibility when scoring. See details below.

➡️ equivLiteral: only accepts a response that is mathematically equivalent to the correct answer AND is given in the same form/order.

  • If the correct answer is 8 + x, only 8 + x will be accepted (not x + 8, 8 + 1x, or any other variation)

➡️ equivSymbolic: will accept a response that is mathematically equivalent to the correct answer, even if they are in different forms. This is the method you should use if your answer involves variables or if your answer involves multiple parts that can be in any order.

  • If the correct answer is 8 + x, 8 + x, x + 8 and 8+1x will all be accepted.

➡️ equivValue: very similar to equivSymbolic, but equivValue will compare numerical values that may be represented in different ways, such as units of measurement. It is most often not necessary to use equivValue (when in doubt, use equiveSymbolic).

  • If the correct answer is 14ft, a student response such as 168in will be correct.

➡️ Allow Decimal Marks: In any one of the above cases, if the answer allows for comma separators, please check the Allow Decimal Marks option!

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: wondering what the other scoring validations are, such as isSimplified? Check out this Learnosity author guide.

Step 4: Repeat the process for additional response boxes:

  • Each additional response box will have its own scoring section; select each section to expand and set the scoring.

Step 5: Choose the Scoring type.

  • The scoring type refers to how the question is to be graded as a whole. This is especially important if you have more than one response box in the question.

➡️ Exact Match: the entire question must be answered correctly to receive the point(s).

➡️ Partial Match per Response: each response is scored independently, and each is worth the number of points indicated in the point(s) field.

➡️ Partial Match: similar to partial match per response, each response is scored independently, but the point value indicated in the point(s) field is evenly split among the responses.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: Preview the question with each scoring type, so you can see how it works! See the next section for how to preview.


Student Preview

It's highly recommended to Preview the question as you are building it in the item. This displays the question as the students will see it and also verifies that the answers and scoring work as expected.

Step 1: Select the Preview button to go into Preview mode.

Step 2: Answer the question with the correct answers, including alternates.

  • (Optional) Show Answers: Checking this box will display the correct answers below.

Step 3: Verify that the auto-score correctly calculates the point value (in this example, 1/1).

➡️ Want to preview the entire assessment? Click here for details.

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More Options

Other Scoring Options:

  • Unscored/Practice usage: removes all scoring from the item.
  • Check answer button & Check answer attempts: find more information here!
  • Penalty points: use this option if you want students to lose points for giving incorrect answers.
  • Minimum score if attempted: student will receive points as long as the question has been attempted (if the question is left blank or is unanswered, the student will not earn those points).

Layout Options:

The most commonly used layout option here is the font size.

  • Change the font size: In the Font size dropdown menu, you can change the font size of all components of the question to small, normal, large, extra large, or huge.

Keypad Options:

There are several different keypads to choose from, as well as placements of the keypad. For more information, check out this article.


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