While you can add math features to any question type or answer choice using the + icon within the question and answer choices, the Numeric question type allows your students to respond using the same equation editor.

To add a Numeric question:

  1. Click on the blue + button

  2. Choose "Numeric" from the Question types

  3. Type your question

  4. Set your answer key for auto-grading using the equation editor:

Tip: You can highlight text to make fractions, sub/superscripts and other formatting options. You can click the + sign next to your question to use our built-in equation editor within the question too.

There are many more functions you can create using the LaTeX math keyboard and calculator. Check out the list of supported functions here.

When an answer key is set, auto-grading will require the student's response to be exactly the same as the answer key, with the exception of extra spaces. Auto-grading will automatically ignore any extra spaces the student may have entered and they will have no affect on the score.

What's Next?

Learn how to create a Graphing question (Silver/Gold feature)!

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