The process is a bit tedious at first, but I was able to use previously made questions to figure out how to build a simple question regarding slope.
Step 1: Define your algorithms.
Step 2 : Create a graph using pre-defined variables.
Step 3: Define the distractors.Yeah, gotta say I love this feature. Finding questions with good distractors is tough at best. But if you decide on an algorithm based on common misconceptions, you're good to go. In this problem, I decided the common misconceptions for students calculating slope based on a graph were:
- Using Run/Rise instead of Rise/Run
- Confusing negative with positive slope
- Confusing the y-intercept with the slope
Of course, there may be some discussion on what the best misconceptions would be, but for the sake of practicing, those are what I went with.
Step 4: Decide how many of these type of question you want in your assessment.
I'm glad that I don't have to build all of these from scratch, but I like the fact that filling in the holes isn't too tough.