No Total for Math Input

So I want students to find the value of a string of numbers using mental math (or separate paper or sketch box to do calculations).

I want to use a Math Input but I don’t want the input to do the calculation. Right now students can just enter the expression into input and get the answer without thinking about it. I like the CL options I can use with a Math over a Text Input.

Is there a way to turn off the calculation part?

disableEvaluation: true

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In addition to this, if you are doing any correctness checking in CL, you might like to include something like this

warning: when countNumberUsage(this.latex) > 1 "Expression entered" otherwise ""

The reason is that otherwise when asked to evaluate something they could just copy and paste your question, and even though the answer isn’t shown to them, the numericValue of their expression will probably be correct.

I think i would use countNumberUsage and set that to 1 in this case.

Awesome! This was exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks, it doesn’t seem to be the case for the page I’m working on but I get the logic of what you’re saying. I’ll keep an eye out on other pages.