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Authoring Question Types

Contents

5.1. A Summary of the Question Types Available in Maple T.A.
5.2. Question Designer Questions
Description
Introduction: Question Types Supported in the Question Designer
Grading
Authoring Tips
Authoring in the Question Designer
Free Body Diagram Questions
Sketch Questions
5.3. Adaptive Question Designer Questions
Description
Grading
Sections of an Adaptive Question
Presentation of an Adaptive Question
Partial Credit in an Adaptive Question
Next Steps
5.4. Clickable Image Questions
Description
Grading
Instructions
Example
Next Steps
5.5. Essay
Description
Grading
Instructions
Example
Next Steps
5.6. Fill in the Blanks Questions
Description
Grading
Instructions
Example 1: Menus
Example 2: Textboxes
List Questions and Blanks Questions
Next Steps
5.7. Mathematical Formula Questions
Description
Grading
Instructions
Example 1: Formula Subtype
Example 2: Formula without Logs and Trig Subtype
Example 3: Formula with Physical Units Subtype
Example 4: Formula that Matches Responses to within +C Subtype
Example 5: Equation Subtype
Example 6: Unordered List of Formulas Subtype
Example 7: Ordered List of Formulas Subtype
Example 8: Vectors of Formulas Subtype
Example 9: Chemical Equation Subtype
Next Steps
5.8. Maple-graded Questions
Description
Maple-graded Question Type - Overview
Maple-graded Formula
Maple Syntax
Grading
Instructions
Copying Content from the Maple Worksheet to Maple T.A.
Example 1A: Maple-graded, Formula
Example 1B: Maple-graded, Formula and Plotting
Example 2: Maple-graded, Maple Syntax Option
Example 3: Designing a Maple-graded Question to Accept Mathematically Equivalent Responses
Example 4: Maple-graded, Determinant of a Matrix
Example 5: Maple-graded, Coefficient Matrix
Example 6: Maple-graded, Matrix Question with Infinitely Many Correct Responses
Example 7: Maple-graded, Using the InertForm Package to Avoid Simplification
Next Steps
5.9. Matching Questions
Description
Grading
Instructions
Example 1: Triangle Types
Example 2: Slope Fields
Next Steps
5.10. Math App Questions
Description
Grading
General Overview on Creating Math App Questions in Maple T.A.
Instructions
Next Steps
Create a Math App in a Worksheet
Initializing Parameters in a Math App Question
Example 1: Exploring a Series Expansion
Example 2: Exploring an Integral Numerically
Example 3: Exploring a 2-D Plot
Example 4: Exploring a 3-D Plot
Example 5: Creating the Quadrant Game Math App
Example 6: Making the Quadrant Game Math App Gradeable through Maple T.A.
Example 7: Creating an Interactive Plot of a Circle
Example 8: Making the Interactive Plot of a Circle Math App Gradeable through Maple T.A.
5.11. Multipart Questions
Description
Grading
Instructions
Multipart Questions: Sequencing Parts
Working with Multipart Questions
Next Steps
5.12. Multiple Choice Questions
Description
Grading
Instructions
Example 1: Creating a Simple Multiple Choice
Example 2: Creating a Multiple Choice Question with Algorithmic Addition
Example 3: Derivative of a Simple Expression
Next Steps
5.13. Multiple Selection Questions
Description
Grading
Instructions
Example 1: Creating a Simple Multiple Selection Question
Example 2: Using an Algorithm for a Multiple Selection Question
Next Steps
5.14. Numeric Questions
Description
Grading
Using a Question Bank-specific Table of Units
Instructions
Example 1: Creating a Simple Numeric Question
Example 2: Creating a Simple Numeric Question with Units in the Question Designer
Example 3: Numeric and Algorithmic Variables
Example 4: Numeric Question with Units and Algorithmic Variables
Next Steps
5.15. Palette-based Symbolic Editor Questions
Description
Grading
Instructions
Example: Evaluate to an exact value
Next Steps
5.16. True/False Questions
Description
Grading
Instructions
Example
Next Steps

5.1 A Summary of the Question Types Available in Maple T.A.

There are many different question types available. The most-used are described in Table 5.1.

Table 5.1: Different Question Types Available in the System

Question Type

Description of Question Type

Question Designer Questions

The Question Designer is a powerful and flexible question container that can hold multiple response areas. The response areas are answer regions supporting various question types all in a single question. The Question Designer also provides a flexible layout environment, making it easy to include images, tables, and so on in your question. For a detailed list of supported question types, see Question Types Supported in the Question Designer. To author questions in the Question Designer, see Authoring in the Question Designer.

Adaptive Question Designer Questions

An Adaptive Question Designer can be used to create an adaptive multipart question. Rather than presenting with all the parts of the question at once, as in a question designer or multipart question, you can present just one part of the question, and then only show the second part if the student gets part one incorrect (or correct).

Clickable Image Questions

A Clickable Image question presents an image with a number of hot spots. Students are required to identify the correct image element by clicking the appropriate hot spot.

Essay Questions

An Essay question type is typically used for a long answer response in Maple T.A., which could include: mathematical proofs, long answer questions, and essays.

Free Body Diagram Questions

Free Body Diagram questions can be used to ask a student to draw forces from one or more starting points (called "control points") over a background image. This question type is available through the Question Designer question type.

Fill in the Blanks Questions

The Fill in the Blanks question type has been deprecated. Use the Question Designer question type instead. See Question Designer Questions.

List Questions in the Question Designer

A List question is a Fill in the Blanks question offered in the Question Designer exclusively. It offers some advanced features, including the ability to give partial credit to certain answers. List questions can be used to present a drop-down list or a free response area. In both cases, you set a single response object in the question. To include multiple response areas in a single question, use the Question Designer question type.

Maple-graded Questions

A Maple-graded question uses the Maple mathematical software to generate algorithmic variables in questions, generate plots, and evaluate student responses. The Maple-graded question type gives you access to the computational power of Maple. You have access to many different kinds of mathematical objects. This question type allows for questions with complicated answers, questions with different possible answers, and questions requiring a powerful answer-equivalence checker. You can even find common errors and assign partial credit.

Math App Questions

A Math App question contains an embedded worksheet. A student will leave the worksheet in a final state that will then be graded.

Matching Questions

A Matching question displays two lists. The student must match each element of the first list with an element of the second list.

Mathematical Formula Questions

A Mathematical Formula question allows instructors to compare a student response (generally a mathematical expression) to a specified answer. It has several variants, including:

  1. Formula
  1. Formula without Logs and Trig
  1. Formulas with Physical Units
  1. Formula that Matches Responses within +C
  1. Equation
  1. Unordered List of Formulas
  1. Ordered List of Formulas
  1. Vectors of Formulas
  1. Formula without Simplification*
  1. Chemical Equation

Note: To see specific information and examples for each subtype, click Mathematical Formula Question Types Comparison Table.

*Only available for authoring in the Question Designer. For more information, see Formula without Simplification Subtype.

Multipart Questions

A Multipart question can contain a variety of related question materials, data, and even case scenarios for different types of assessment and learning. A Multipart question is built out of a number of individual questions, which can be of any question type (except adaptive).

Multiple Choice Questions

A Multiple Choice question can have any number of choices, and has exactly one correct answer. You can add additional incorrect choices after the question is initially created. The choices can be presented in static or random order.

Multiple Selection Questions

A Multiple Selection question is similar to Multiple Choice questions, but the question can have more than one correct answer. The choices can be presented in static or random order. Students must select all correct answers to get full credit. Otherwise, the score is calculated using a formula that takes into account the number of correct and incorrect answers.

Numeric Questions

A Numeric question compares a student's response to a given number, with or without units. You can require the student response to a certain precision or within a certain margin of error.

Palette-based Symbolic Editor Questions

A Palette-based Symbolic Editor question enables you to program a customized palette of symbols for the entry of student responses.

Sketch Questions

A Sketch question can be used to create and/or operate on various sketch types. This question type is available through the Question Designer question type.

True/False Questions

A True or False question is treated as a class of multiple choice questions featuring only two choices.


Note: You can include a Maple plot in any question type (including non-mathematical question types). For more information, see Plotting Using Maple.

For a complete list of questions types (non-mathematical and mathematical) and their modes, see Question Modes (Question Types).