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

In a **Number line with plot** question, students can plot points and inequalities.

If you are looking for a ** drag and drop** style number line, where students place values onto the number line,

**click**

**below**.

**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.**

## Compose the Question

Type question prompt into this field.

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

## Set 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.

Looking to **change the intervals** between the ticks? Click **here** to learn more.

**Set Correct Answers and Scoring**

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.

Click to see a short clip of this question type from the **student's perspective.**

Click to see a short clip of this question type from the **student's perspective.**

**More Options**

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

## Scoring

Click to see additional scoring options, such as **checking** **answers** and **penalty** **points**.

Click to see additional scoring options, such as **checking** **answers** and **penalty** **points**.

**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 points:**use this option if you want students to lose points for giving incorrect answers. Find more information here!**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

Click to see layout options such as **orientation**, line **margins**, and more.

Click to see layout options such as **orientation**, line **margins**, and more.

**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

Click to see how to determine which **tools**/**options** the students have for **points** and **inequalities**.

Click to see how to determine which **tools**/**options** the students have for **points** and **inequalities**.

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

Click to see how to edit the **ticks**/**intervals**.

Click to see how to edit the **ticks**/**intervals**.

**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

# **Learnosity Resources**

Click to see a video tutorial on how to create this question type from Learnosity.

Click to see a video tutorial on how to create this question type from Learnosity.

You can also read more about this question type on **Learnosity's Author Guide.**

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