How do I create a math formula item?
In Mastery Connect, you can create a math formula item. A math formula question is a fill-in-the-blank item that requires the student to enter a mathematical expression using the keyboard or an on-screen keypad.
You can create any item type through the Item Editor. You can also add passages to items, add item-level tools, and save the item. To open and use the Item Editor to add passages, add item-level tools, and save the item, learn more about:
- Creating an item in your personal item bank
- Creating an item in the district item bank as an administrator
- Creating an item from within an assessment
Note: This question type is now deprecated, meaning it will not be updated in the future. Consider creating a cloze math formula instead.
Enter Question or Instructions
In the Item Editor, enter the question or item prompt in the Compose question text field .
Enter an incomplete expression for students to complete in the Template field .
Set Correct Answers
Enter a point value for the item in the Point(s) text box .
To enter a scoring method, click the Method drop-down menu .
Enter the contents of the template as well as the correct answer in the Value field .
To edit the ARIA label, click the Edit ARIA label checkbox .
To select optional scoring options, enter decimal places in the field or click the appropriate checkboxes .
Optionally, to add additional correct answers, click the Add button .
To delete an answer, click the Delete icon .
Enter Alternate Answer Points
To add an alternate answer, click the Add icon .
Enter the point value for the alternate answer in the Point(s) text box . Then, click the Add button .
To delete an alternate point value, click the Delete icon .
Enter Alternate Answer(s)
To select a scoring method for the alternate answer, click the Method drop-down menu .
To edit the ARIA label for the alternate answer, click the Edit ARIA label checkbox .
To select optional scoring options, click the appropriate checkboxes .
To add additional alternate answers for the alternate point value, click the Add button .
To delete an alternate answer, click the Delete icon .
To preview the item interaction, enter an answer in the response box .
To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers checkbox . Correct answers display a check mark and are shaded green. Incorrect answers display an X and are shaded red. If the answer in a response box is incorrect, the correct answer displays in the Correct answers area .
The number of points awarded for the item as answered in the preview window over the number of points possible display in the scoring bubble .