Math Entry

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Norwegian: Oppgavetype - Fyll inn matematikk

English: Question type Math entry

Automatic evaluation. The question is answered by entering a mathematical expression.

Math Entry is similar to Text Entry and Numeric Entry, and allows both the question-author and candidate to build sophisticated mathematical expressions using an intuitive palette of mathematical symbols. Math Entry can be combined with other question types using the Composite question type. 

The symbol palette can be customized to each customer.
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Editing a Math Entry Question

To edit the fields specific to this question type, click the interaction area (the text encapsulated by a rectangular shape within the question text).

Specific options

Correct answers

In this section you can add multiple correct answers by using the palette, latex, numbers or text.


  • Input width: this is the width of the box where the student can enter his answer.

General options


  • Points per correct answer: the total amount of points the student will score for this question if he answers correctly.
  • Points per wrong answer: the total amount of points the student will score for this question if he answers incorrectly. Use negative values if you want to penalize the student.

Mark scheme

Add a mark scheme for the grader to see in the grading-tool.  

Requires activation

This feature needs activation. Contact Service Desk to enable this funktion.

Main Illustration

Add an image or an embed code. Click here to learn more. Remember to preview your question by clicking the preview icon on the top right.

PDF Panel

Attach a PDF. The PDF will not be visible in question edit mode, preview your question to ensure it is displayed correctly. Click here to learn more. 


Use labels to tag your questions with, for example, specific subjects. You can later use the labels to easily find your questions in the question bank. Click here to learn more. 


Allow unique responses only - This applies to questions with more than one question element. The purpose is to avoid awarding too many marks when a correct answer is repeated in the question elements. 

Example: Four different correct answers are defined in each of four math entry elements in the question. This is to make the question flexible, so the learners can choose which math eny element to input the answers in. If the learner inputs the same answer in all elements, the result is all correct.
With this option enabled, the duplicate answers will not count as a correct answer more than once, the duplicates are ignored. 

Navigation Bar

At the bottom of the screen you will find a navigation bar. This bar allows you to quickly jump from question to question without having to visit the test overview.

Furthermore, the navigation bar presents a shortcut for creating a new question (with an optional checkbox to create a question of the same type as the one you are editing). This functionality streamlines the question creation process by not forcing the user to visit the test overview.