We just kicked off some Exciting New Features for 2015 (and we’re pleased to announce that five new Technology-Enhanced Items is part of the package)!
As promised, I will cover each of the new question types one by one.
Introducing Number Line to the Technology Enhanced Items Showcase.
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See Number Line in action!
TEI Number Line
Standards & Learning Objectives Covered
Grade 3 » Number & Operations—Fractions
| CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.2 | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.2.A|
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
Represent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/band that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.
What You Want Students To Do
Students drag and drop correct answer choices (provided numbers, symbols, or annotations) onto a x-axis number line that’s highly customizable.
Commonly used to reinforce number sense in elementary school students. Unlike traditional multiple choice questions, it is difficult for the student to guess the correct answer or use a choice elimination strategy.
Used in Mathematics Assessments. Grading = auto-scoring.
Answer choices can include numbers, math symbols, and equations.
Creating a Number Line Question
Below I’ll cover step-by-step how you can create a Number Line question to add to your technology-enhanced assessments. *Click each image for an enlarged view.
The question featured in the following example:
Identify the location of the following fractions on the number line below:
From your dashboard click on the main menu button (≡) to access Assessments. From there, click on + New Assessment and then Create New Assessment.
Make sure you’re on the correct subject and grade level—and then select the standard you’d like to create an assessment for. In this example make sure you’ve selected the following: Math – Common Core; Grade 3; and 3.NF Numbers & Operations-Fractions.
After clicking Create, choose Number Line from the interactive question types list.
Start by creating your question with the Text Editor. From the example above enter: “Identify the location of the following fractions on the number line below:”
Next you want to customize your number line to match the problem you’re going to craft. In this case, I wanted 1 through 10 to be visible so I added “9” to Major Ticks. I also wanted to make more Minor Ticks (in tenths) visible so students can make their placements more accurately
Once your number line is set you want to begin crafting the correct answers (Drop Values). To do this, select the Math Editor for each new value to craft your fractions.
Select each answer choice (one by one) and then use the arrow icon to drag them to the proper position on the number line. Make sure you’re accurate here because this is what your students will be graded on.
Just like that you’re finished! Click Save to bring the Preview option up. Also, don’t forget to enable Scratchpad if you want your students to show their work.
A note on Annotation
Preview is a perfect way to test your new question and see exactly what your students see. Feel free to open up Scratchpad and place answers in both correct and incorrect spots. When you’re ready, click Submit to view your final answers. You’ll also be able to click “View correct answers.”
The Number Line question type allows you to be very creative with your question. You can choose to hide the numbers (Major Ticks) and then add in annotations for more complex problems. *Make sure to adjust the size of your annotation box for better display.