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.
Add a Numeric question:
Click on the blue + button
Choose "Numeric" from the Question types
Type your question
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.
Adjust question settings
Students will not be able to submit their work without providing an answer
Add a whiteboard style box for your students to showcase their work
Switch scoring method for this question from auto-grading to a rubric based grading.
NEW! Allow Partial Match
If you toggle on "Partial Match" you will also have the ability to take auto-grading up a notch by allowing your students to get credit for using alternative responses. Upon toggling this option you will be accepting different "Unit Syntax" (comparable units) as correct.
Partial Match will compare the unit entered into your answer key with the unit entered by your student. If the two are equivalent, the student's answer will be marked as correct.
In order to be recognized by the unit system, an answer must be either
A number followed by a unit, or
A currency symbol followed by a number
A unit is either a single word like "meters" or "kg", or a combination of such words, like "m/s", "ft lbs", or even "meters per second squared".
Below you can find a table listing all equivalent unit syntax.
All units in the Alternatives column are treated as equivalent. For all SI units, additional prefixed entries are added for each SI prefix. That is, in addition to the "meter, meters, ..., m" row, you should imagine rows for "millimeter, millimeters, ..., mm", "centimeter, centimeters, ..., cm", ..., "kilometer, kilometers, ..., km", etc.
Proper pluralization is not enforced: "1 grams" is treated the same as "1 gram", and "2000 foot" is treated the same as "2000 feet".
Letter-case is ignored except when dealing with SI unit abbrevations, in which case it is significant. For instance, "milligrams", "Milligrams", and even "miLLiGRAms" are all treated as the same, but "mg" and "Mg" are not.
meter, meters, metre, metres, m
kilometer, kilometers, kilometre, kilometres, km, kilos
centimeter, centimeters, centimetre, centimetres, cm
inch, inches, in
foot, feet, ft
yard, yards, yds, yd
mile, miles, mi
gram, grams, gramme, grammes, g
kilogram, kilograms, kilogramme, kilogrammes, kg
pound, pounds, lbs, lb
tons, tonne, tonnes, ton
second, seconds, s
minute, minutes, mins, min
h, hrs, hour, hours, hr
L, liter, liters, litre, litres, l
ounce, ounces, oz
cup, cups, cps, cp
pint, pints, pts, pt
quart, quarts, qts, qt
gallon, gallons, gals, gal
mole, moles, mol
Force, energy, power
newton, newtons, N
dyne, dynes, dyn
joule, joules, J
watt, watts, W
pascal, pascals, Pa
Misc. electricity and magnetism
amp, amps, ampere, amperes, A
coulomb, coulombs, C
volt, volts, V
ohm, ohms, Ω
farad, farads, F
weber, webers, Wb
tesla, teslas, T
henry, henries, H
dollars, dollar (or a prefix $)
Geometry (and temperature)
degrees, degree (or degree symbol)
radian, radians, rad