Note: I have this sneaking suspicion that some other elementary or middle school math teacher has wrestled with a lot of these issues already, but they are all coming up for the first time to me. If you know someone who has used Moodle in this capacity already and may have some tips and tricks for this kind of use, please let me know. Thanks!
I need to provide the flexibility for my students to enter fractions as an answer, rather than simply provide multiple choice entries. I tried combining LaTeX with the cloze question type, and that really confused Moodle. I know I could pull it off if I could require multiple answer fields in a calculated question. Then, I could do something like this:
Enter your answers in the blanks below according to these labels:
Requiring them to enter the fraction has a lot more power, since I can check for common errors and oversights and provide specific feedback. If I give them multiple choice responses, I don't have nearly the flexibility for error analysis.
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