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Formula Questions need more flexibility The formula questions do not provide enough necessary flexibility for mathematics questions. Reverse engineering of questions to allow variables in the questions to be generated from formulas based o... 
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Formula Questions  Javascript, Restrictions with Question Type I am trying to create some dynamic math questions on Canvas using the formula question type. However, I have a few issues that need answering:  Allowing a range of values for each variable is too ... 
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Although I am liking and using New Quizzes for my courses, I still see various issues happening:
 Calculations for numeric response or formula questions are not giving the same accuracy as scientific calculators and this is causing students to have unexpected errors. I have flagged this with Canvas and I was told I needed to assign new quizzes to the students as modifications to allow percentage error was not working.
 Multipart questioning would be useful in designing questions where you want to see students' workings in progress. You can do this with Fill In The Blank, but having this for formula questions would be very beneficial, especially when seeking to award partial credit where it may be due.
 Providing feedback when authoring questions is still necessary, even if many teachers are not using it. This provides an opportunity for students to engage in assessment and learning simultaneously, which is especially useful when allowing multiple attempts at a quiz.
 Creating "distracter" answers in formula questions can be incredibly helpful in targeting feedback based on an expectation of what the student likely did incorrectly when answering questions. We will likely do this in MC questions, but adding provisions for this in numeric response or formula questions can also then allow us to award partial credit in questions.
 Formula questions need to be significantly more dynamic.  Create realisations in realtime, not 200 at a time. Should an error occur (such as a division by zero), then alert the author about this, but also allow the student to have a new question in the meantime.  Variables need to not be ranges of acceptable values only. If I want a variable to be any real number except zero because it is in the denominator, then I need to be allowed to sort this out in one question and not replicate the question each time. Any rejected values can be sorted in the programming of the question.  Variables in the question text need to accept formulas for values. Reverse engineering of problems from the solution back to the question is an essential skill for assessing some objectives, so this should be considered.  Issues pertaining to how we write expressions need to be considered. We never write "1x", but instead write just "x" and we never write "x + 0", but rather just "x". Such issues need to be resolved in the programming somehow.
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The formula questions do not provide enough necessary flexibility for mathematics questions. Reverse engineering of questions to allow variables in the questions to be generated from formulas based off expecting answers, which is making it impossible to design some questions to assess specific outcomes.
Ranges of values for variables in unreasonable, too, particularly for simple divisions when you do not want the denominator to be zero.
Realisations of questions to be created from formula questions should not be set at any maximum, but rather created in livetime with nonanswers flagged to question authors to modify questions. In order to manage this, questions would need to be set at one at a time and if the error occurs, then Quizzes should be set to produce a duplicate realisation.
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I am trying to create some dynamic math questions on Canvas using the formula question type. However, I have a few issues that need answering:
 Allowing a range of values for each variable is too restrictive. What if I wanted a variable to simply not be zero? Do I seriously have to write two versions of the same question just for this? What about other situations?
 Variables created in the equation editor are recognised by the question, but then do not appear when the student attempts the questions. This problem needs to be fixed, especially for secondary mathematics.
 To create more dynamic questions, I need to reverse engineer questions so that suitable solutions can be found. For some questions, I need the values of some variables to be formulated to fit with other variables in the question. It would be a lot easier to have Javascript enabled within the Quizzes to make this work more efficiently. Is that even a possibility right now? Is there a nice way to make this work? Alternatively, to the Canvas people reading this, could you please update this as soon as possible into your quizzes, especially where I am teaching students in China online right now from Canada due to the pandemic and thus, heavily depend on such tools for assessments?
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