Hi! I’m decently new to Desmos CL and have been struggling to find an easy way to check student work using the student dashboard when inputting a single math input.
Ideally, I would like to look at the student dashboard and see check marks where students correctly inputted their answer. This is for a simple, middle school lesson where the answers will only be a single integer.
I made a quick single slide example of what I am doing here: Applying Addition & Subtraction of Integers â¢ Activity Builder by Desmos
I have a sketch area for students to show any work if needed and then a math input where I would like it to show a check mark on the student dashboard if they type “84” but an x (or dot?) if they type anything else or leave it blank. I do not want it to say correct/incorrect to the students, just want to be able to see it from my end. I have tried a few things I have read on here, but none have worked
Is there an easy way to do this? Thank you so much!
In your sketch CL:
#this makes sure this is not checked for correctness. Often you need to do this with graphs as well.
In your input CL:
correct: this.submitted and numericValue(this.latex)=84 and countNumberUsage(this.latex, 84)=1
#checks the submit button was pressed, the input = 84, and that the number 84 was used once. Without the countNumberUsage, it would mark correct if a student input “45-8+53-6”.
Thank you so much! I was missing the sketch part and what checked the submit button…
Just realized it is not working when I need a negative integer. Is there something else I need to do if the answer I want to check is negative? It’s only showing a check for the positive ones.
countNumberUsage only takes positive integers, so
countNumberUsage(this.latex,2)=1 would be true for either
-2, but as long as you’re checking the
numericValue as well it shouldn’t be a problem.
is now a game changer!! Thank you!!
I’ve been struggling with the correct answer showing when I have other components like graphs and sketch tools. Now my slides show the grey checkmark!
Just note that text inputs (making tables good for one word/short answers) and explain prompts are the exception. The presence of either of these will not allow a checkmark because it’s expected that teacher review is necessary.