How do I create a number line association item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create a number line association item.  A number line association question is a drag-and-drop item type that allows students to respond to a stimulus by plotting possible responses on a number line.

You can create any item type through the Item Editor. You can also use the Item Editor to add passages, add item-level tools, and save the item. To open and use the Item Editor, learn more about:

Enter Question or Instructions

Enter Question or Instructions

In the Item Editor, enter the question or item prompt in the Compose question field [1].

To set the minimum and maximum values for the number line, enter the values in the Minimum value and Maximum value fields [2].

Enter an optional number line title in the Title field [3].

Response points can be formatted as text, a number, a fraction, or a mixed fraction. To enter response points using the formatting menu, click the mouse in the Points field [4].

To add additional response points, click the Add icon [5].

To remove response points, click the Delete icon [6].

Set Correct Answers

Set Correct Answers

Enter a point value for the item in the Point(s) text box [1].

To move a response point to the timeline, hover the cursor over the response point to display the Move cursor [2]. Then, drag and drop the response point to the correct point on the number line [3].

Repeat for each response point.

Enter Alternate Answers

Enter Alternate Answers

To enter alternate answer choices, click the Add icon [1].

Enter the point value for each alternate answer in the Point(s) text box [2]. Then, click and drag each response point to the appropriate spot on the number line [3].

Repeat to add additional alternate answers.

To delete alternate answers, click the Delete icon [4].

To add additional scoring, layout, formatting, and labeling options for the item, click the More options drop-down menu [5].

Validate Answers

Validate Answers

To preview the item interaction, click the mouse on a response box and drag it to the number line. Repeat for all response boxes.

To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers checkbox [1]. Correct answers display a check mark and are shaded green [2]. Incorrect answers display an X and are shaded red [3]. If the answer in a response box is incorrect, the correct answer displays beneath the number line in a response box with a check mark that is shaded yellow [4].  

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 [5].