Now that you've started to build an advanced assessment, you may want to add a Cloze Math question.
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In the Cloze Math question, the student enters a math response into one or more response boxes.
Article Table of Contents:
Build the Question
If you are creating a new item, select the + Create button on the assessment builder, title the item, then select the Add New plus sign to add a question.
If you are adding to an existing item, simply select the Add New plus sign (as shown above) to add a question to the item.
Next, select the Math category from the options on the left, then select Cloze Math.
Step 1: Compose Question
Step 2: Add Answer Content
Set Correct Answers and Scoring
Step 1: Point Value and Correct Answer
Is there more than one correct answer?
Do you need to accept a range of answers (tolerance)?
Step 2: Scoring Method.
Choose from the following scoring methods:
💡 Tip from the Otus Team: equivSymbolic is the most commonly used method, and will provide the most flexibility when scoring. See details below.
Only accepts a response that is mathematically equivalent to the correct answer AND is given in the same form.
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.
Very similar to equivSymbolic, but equivValue will compare numerical values thatmay be represented in different ways, such as units of measurement. It is most often not necessary to use equivValue (when in doubt, use equivSymbolic).
➡️ 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 3: Repeat for Additional Response Boxes
Step 4: 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.
Choose from the following types:
➡️ 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.
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.
Selecting Show Answers will present the correct answers.
Step 3: Verify that the auto-score correctly calculates the point value.
Here is a short clip of this question type from the student's perspective.
If you'd like to see specific parts of the tutorial, use the timing outline below:
Overview: Begins the video
Horizontal Keypad - 0:23
Moving the Keypad - 0:30
Basic (Default keypad) Introduction - 0:57
Fractions - 1:24
Mixed Numbers - 1:38
Exponents - 1:53
Using Additional Keypads - 2:17
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There are other layout, formatting, and scoring options available.
Other Scoring Options
Here are the most commonly used layout options:
❓ Do you have multiple response boxes you want to make different sizes? select the + Add button under Response Containers (individual); that will give you the option to change make each response box a different size.
There are several different keypads to choose from, as well as placements of the keypad. For more information, check out this article.
Below is a video from our Otus Live series on how to create a cloze math question.
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