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5.9 Matching Questions

Description

Matching questions display two lists. A student must match each element of the first list with an element in the second list. Matching question types allow only a one to one match in the correct answer. The elements can contain content that includes text, math, and images. The system displays the elements of the first list in rows of three, by default. Each element has a drop-down box that contains numbers relating to the elements from the second list, which are listed below.

Matches of one element to many are not available in the system. As an alternative, consider using Multiple Choice Questions, which has an option for multiple selection question type.

Grading

The Matching question type only allows only a one to one match in the correct answer. As a result, the question will be marked correct or incorrect.

Instructions

To create a Matching question:

  1. From the Class Homepage, click Content Repository in the top menu.
  1. From the Create New drop-down menu, select Question/Text.

  1. On the Edit Response Area screen:
  • Enter a title under Question Name.
  • In the Question Text field, enter an appropriate description of the matching question. To include complicated mathematical expressions, click the Equation Editor () icon.
  1. Click Response Area ().
  1. Under Choose Question Type, select Matching.

  1. Specify the Weighting of the question. The default Weighting is set to 1.
  1. Enter an item to be matched in The Item field.
  1. Enter the matching information in the Matches with field.
  1. Click Add Match. Add more matching questions by repeating steps 5a-5c.
  1. Enter the number of columns in Number of columns to display the question field. This is found at the bottom of the page.
  1. Click OK.

  1. (Optional) To add an Algorithm or Feedback to the question, see Adding and Editing Algorithms and Adding and Editing Information Fields, Hints, or Feedback.
  1. Click Save to save the question, or Preview to see it.

Example 1: Triangle Types

  1. From the Class Homepage, click Content Repository in the top menu.
  1. From the Create New drop-down menu, select Question/Text.

  1. On the Edit Response Area screen:
  • Enter the following for Question Name: Matching Triangle Types
  • Enter the following for Question Text: Match each of the triangle types with its definition using the drop-down menus:

  1. Click Response Area ().
  1. Under Choose Question Type, select Matching.
  1. Weighting: specify the weight of this response area in the overall question. (By default, the Weighting is set to 1).
  1. Enter the following six Matches:

The Item

Matches with

Equilateral

Three sides of equal length in a triangle

Scalene

No sides of equal length in a triangle

Isosceles

Two sides of equal lengthin a triangle

Obtuse

One angle is greater than 90 degrees

Acute

Three angles are less than 90 degrees

Right

One angle equal to exactly 90 degrees

Note: By default, you will see three matching response areas. Click Add Match three times to add more matching response areas.

8. Click OK.

9. (Optional) To add an Algorithm or Feedback to the question, see Adding and Editing Algorithms and Adding and Editing Information Fields, Hints, or Feedback.

10. Click Save to save the question.

11. Click Preview to view the question. See Figure 5.34.

Matching Triangle Types Example Question

Figure 5.34: Matching Triangle Types Example Question


Example 2: Slope Fields

  1. From the Class Homepage, click Content Repository in the top menu.
  1. From the Create New drop-down menu, select Question/Text.
  1. On the Edit Response Area screen:
  • Enter the following for Question Name: Matching Slope Fields
  • Enter the following for Question Text:

$p

The figure above shows the slope field for a DE. Match the solution to the IVP.

  1. Click Save.
  1. At the bottom of the page, click the add icon () and enter the following Algorithm:

$p=plotmaple("DEtools[DEplot](diff(y(t),t)=sin(t)*y(t)+1,y(t),t=0..4,[[y(0)=-2],[y(0)=0],[y(0)=1],[y(0)=-1]],y=-6..12,arrows=THIN,linecolor=green,thickness=2)");

Note: For more details on adding an Algorithm, see Adding and Editing Algorithms.

  1. Click Refresh algorithm preview to preview the variables you defined. See Figure 5.35.
Matching Slope Fields Preview Algorithm

Figure 5.35: Matching Slope Fields Preview Algorithm


7. Click Save.

8. Click Response Area () and under Choose Question Type, select Matching.

9. Weighting: specify the weight of this response area in the overall question. (By default, the Weighting is set to 1).

10. Enter the following four Matches:

The Item

Matches with

y(0) = -2

y(2) = -3

y(0) = 1

y(2) = 10

y(0) = 0

y(2) = 6

y(0) = -1

y(2) = 1

Note: By default, you will see three matching response areas. Click Add Match to add an additional matching response area.

11. Ensure that Number of columns to display the question (found at the bottom of the page) is set to 2.

12. Click OK.

13. Click Save to save the question.

14. In the Question Summary pane, click Preview to view the question. See Figure 5.36.

Matching Slope Fields Example Question

Figure 5.36: Matching Slope Fields Example Question


Next Steps

To edit further details in the Content Repository, see Editing Question Details

See Also:

Multiple Choice Questions