When building **Advanced** **Assessments**, **Math** is the go-to question type for math questions. One of its benefits is that you can **customize** the **fill-in-the-blanks** beyond a simple placeholder. For example:

Follow the directions below to learn how to customize the Cloze Math question type to fit the needs of the expected answer.

**Build the Question**

If you are creating a **new** **item**, select the **+ Create** button on the assessment builder, **title** the item, and 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 *Math*.

## Step 1: Compose Question

**Compose****question:**Type the question prompt into this field.

## Step 2: Add Answer Content

This is where the special formatting comes into play. Let's look at how to build this example question to format the answer so that the student is filling in the specific part of a fraction:

**➡️ Steps:**

**1 - **Clear the placeholder text out of the **Formula** **Template** section so that it is empty.

**2 - **Expand the **More** **Options** menu

**3 -** Scroll down to the **Formula** **Template** of the **Layout** section.

**4 - **Begin building the equation using the **Math** **Keypad**. Wherever the student needs to put in an answer, use the **response** **box** (labeled below).

If you need other **mathematical** **symbols** that you don't see here (examples include cubed root, greater than/equal to...), you may need to open another **keypad**:

**5 -** Scroll back up to the Formula Template section just below Compose Question. Add a response box.

If you **preview** the question, you'll see that the content you put in the Layout section in Step 4 has now been added to the question. See below:

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**Set Correct Answers and Scoring**

## Step 1: Point Value and Correct Answer

Determine how many

**points**the question will be worth.Indicate the correct answer in the

**Value**section.

❗** VERY IMPORTANT:** Make sure you are including the

**ENTIRE**answer in the value field, not just what the students need to type in. See below for an example. Even though the student will only type in 14 for the correct answer, the entire answer needs to be in the Value field in order for it to be scored correctly.

## Step 2: Scoring Method

If you are building this type of question (a specific fill-in-the-blank), **equivLiteral** will likely be your best option. EquivLiteral only accepts a response that is **mathematically** **equivalent** to the correct answer **AND is given in the same form.**

If you want information on the other types of scoring, such as *equivSymbolic* or *equivValue*, check out **this** article.

**Student Preview**

We highly recommended that you **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.

**More Options**

Check out additional options for the Math question here.

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