Now that you've started to build an advanced assessment, you may want to add a **Number line with plot** question.

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In a **Number line with plot** question, the students plot points on a number line, or stack points above a number line.

**Example:**

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**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 **Graphing **category from the options on the left, then select **Number line with plot.**

## ➡️ Step 1: Compose Question

**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.

💡 **Tip from the Otus Team:** To enter **≤** and **≥** symbols, click '𝚺' for math symbols and then choose '**<**' from the drop down for the full set of inequality symbols:

## ➡️ Step 2: Configure Line Parameters

Immediately below where you compose question is the **Line** section where you can configure basic number line parameters.

Enter

**Minimum value**and**Maximum value**for the number lineEnter a number line

**Title**(optional)Set the

**Number of responses allowed**. This determines the number of elements the user can add to the number line. The default is 1. In our example, the task is to plot two inequalities so the number of responses allowed should be 2.

**Set Correct Answers and Scoring**

**➡️ Set Correct Answers**

Plot correct response(s) on the number line. These will be used for auto-scoring. In our example, 2 correct responses are plotted for the 2 inequalities:

## ➡️ Scoring

Enter a point value in the

**Point(s)**box. The default is 1.**Scoring type**:*Exact match**(Default)*: All parts of the answer must be correct to be awarded credit.Each correct answer will be awarded the full credit designated in the*Partial Match Per Response*:**Set correct answer(s)**field. (In a question with three answers, awarding 1 point per correct answer, adding up to 3 total points).Each correct answer will be awarded partial, proportional credit designated by the*Partial Match*:**Set correct answer(s)**field. (In a question with three answers, 1/3 point per correct answer, adding up to 1 total point).

**Student Preview**

It's highly recommended to **Preview** the question as you are building it. This displays the question as the students will see it and you can plot the lines to verify 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.**

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**More Options**

Under the **More options** section you can set scoring type, formatting settings, and a number of other parameters for your question.

## ➡️ **Other Scoring** Options

**Unscored/Practice usage**: Removes all scoring from the question**Check answer button & Check answer attempts**: Find more information here!

**Enable auto scoring**- If enabled, you will be required to choose a**Scoring type**; if disabled, the question must be scored manually**Penalty point(s):**Students will lose points for incorrect answers (default is 0)**Minimum score if attempted:**Students 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

**Orientation**: Choose between horizontal and vertical plotting**Line margin (px)**: The distance in pixels between the ends of the number line and the borders of the graphing area (default is 5 px)**Show min arrow**&**Show max arrow**: Show or hide arrows on the minimum and maximum ends of the number line**Stack responses**: Plot points above the number line; multiple plots are stacked vertically**Width**: Set the width of the drawn area in pixels (default is 550 px)**Spacing between stacked responses (px)**: Defines the distance between responses when they are stacked above the number line (default is 30 px)

## ➡️ Toolbar

By default, all plotting tools below are available to students.

To add or remove buttons for plotting, click on "**+ ADD**" and select the tool from the drop down menu. This will display the tool button in the question toolbar. Click on the trash bin icon to remove the tool.

## ➡️ Ticks

**Show ticks**: Controls the visibility of ticks on the number line**Show max**&**Show min**: Toggle the visibility of the min and max ticks at the ends of the number line**Minor ticks**: The number of minor ticks between the major ticks (default is 1)**Tick distance**: The difference between each major tick on the graph (default is 2); can be whole numbers, standard or decimal fractions, or mixed numbers.*Rendering base:**Specify whether labels will render from***Zero**(default) or**Line Minimum Value**.

## ➡️ Labels

**Show labels**: Show or hide labels on the number line**Show min**&**Show max**: Toggle whether labels are drawn on the min and max values on the ends of the number line**Display specific points**: Label points with the specified value(s); separate multiple values with commas

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