I have asked students to enter a Multiplication Sentence/Equation in a table cell that represents a partial product of a decimal multiplication problem.
I would like a better way to check this than matching LaTeX, since students would be marked wrong in feedback if they leave out the leading zeros (
.1\cdot.8=.08 would be marked incorrect) or if they switch the left and right sides of their equation. I have tried doing a number check on the left and right sides, but I would also need to check that the equality is true, and I am not sure how to do that given that all of the cases that I found included variables, which my case does not have.
Link to Activity (currently using LaTeX check): CL - Decimal Multiplication Check • Activity Builder by Desmos