How do I create a number line plot item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create a number line plot item. A number line plot question asks students to plot points, segments, rays, etc. on an interactive 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 text field [1].

To set the end points of the number line, enter values in the Minimum value field [2] and the Maximum value field [3].

To add a title above the number line, enter text in the Title field [4].

By default, two plot responses are allowed on the number line. To change the number of plot responses allowed, enter a different value in the Number of responses allowed field [5].

Set Correct  Answers

Set Correct Answers

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

To plot the correct answer, click a number line tool from the toolbar [2]. Then, click on the number line [3]. Click and drag the point, line, segment, or ray to move it to the correct location on the number line [4].  

To delete a plot on the number, click the Delete icon [5]. Then, click the point, line, segment, or ray that you want to remove.

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. Repeat to add additional alternate answers.

To delete alternate answers, click the Delete icon [3].

To add additional scoring, layout, formatting, and labeling options for the item, click the More options drop-down menu [4].

Validate Answers

Validate Answers

To preview the item interaction, click the beginning point on the number line and drag to the end point.

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 above the number line in a response box [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].

Note: To delete a plot on the number line, click the Delete icon [6]. Then, click the plot line to remove.