Multiple Select Task Type

Multiple Select Task Type

We have launched a new, often requested, Multiple Select question type. In this post we will explain what a Multiple Select question is, how it is scored, and how you can create one.

What is a Multiple Select Question?

A Multiple Select question allows you to set more than one correct answer, and requires that students select all of the correct answers in order to get the question entirely correct.

In the following example, there are two correct answers set (A and C). 

– Task Creation Interface for Multiple Select –

How Is a Multiple Select Question Scored?

For Multiple Select, each correct answer gets an equal fraction of the points available, and each incorrect answer deducts an equal fraction of the points available. The equal fraction of available points is determined by the total number of correct responses.

equal fraction points avail = 1total number of correct responses

To provide an example, imagine that there are 6 questions, with 4 correct responses, and 2 incorrect responses. Therefore the equal fraction of the points available is  ¼  (25%) and each correct response is worth 25%, and each incorrect response is worth -25%. The maximum score a student can receive is a 100%, and the minimum score a student can receive is 0%. 

The rubric used to score a Multiple Select question is:

  • Students earn a percentage of points for each correct answer selected
  • When all correct answers are selected, students earn 100%
  • An equal yet negative percentage is earned for each incorrect answer
  • The minimum score is 0%

How Do I Create a Multiple Select Question?

You can create a Multiple Select question in two ways.

If you have an existing Multiple Choice question, and you select more than one answer, you can change the drop-down from “Students may choose any of the correct answers.” to “Students must select all of the correct answers.” Setting the option to must select all will result in a Multiple Select question type, and setting the option to may choose any will result in a Multiple Choice question.

– Creation Interface for Multiple Select Tasks –

The second option is to select the new Multiple Select task while you are creating a new question.

– Choose a Task Type –

New Feature: Active Learning Through Student Volunteers

New Feature: Active Learning Through Student Volunteers

Woot Math has a new feature to help you promote active learning during formative assessment activities in your classroom. You might be thinking, “Wait...doesn’t Woot Math already do that?”. That’s right. Students have always been able to show their work during formative assessments. Now, they can also volunteer to present their work or have the teacher use their work as an exemplar.

Ask for Volunteers

Student work is always saved when running a formative assessment. After students complete the task, in teacher-led mode teachers can review examples of anonymous student work in real-time with the class. Now, the teacher can also ask for volunteers by clicking on the volunteers tab. Once they do, students can now volunteer to share their work with the class.

Students can volunteer

– Students Can Volunteer to Show Their Work –

Select High Quality Student Work

Once students have volunteered, the teacher sees tiles from each of the student volunteers. The teacher can then determine which student volunteer they want to project by simply clicking on the tile.

Teacher sees a list work from student volunteers

– Teacher Sees Work From Student Volunteers –

For this problem, Joelle and Aaron have volunteered their solutions. The green check box indicates that they both have the correct answer. The teacher can turn off revealing the correct answer by deselecting “reveal answer”. Sometimes it is helpful to project student work without the answer revealed – students can then use critical thinking and analytical skills when they have to justify their responses before being told if they are correct.

Promote Active Learning: Have Students Present Their Work

To promote active learning, the teacher can select one of the volunteers to explain their solution. In this case, it appears that Joelle has shown more extensive work than Aaron. Work for this blog post comes from the activity called Pythagoras’ Park. Students apply their understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem to story problems about walking through a park. Check it out here.
Students engage in active learning through presenting their work and solutions

– Projected Volunteer Student's Worked Solution –

We see that Joelle has used the Pythagorean Theorem to solve the question. She also remembered to find the positive and negative solutions to 25=c². This attention to detail makes it a great opportunity for active learning. Joelle can present her thinking to the class while other students can learn from her example. Of course, the teacher can also use this feature to present students’ work on their behalf.

This is a great feature to try out if you are looking to get your students more engaged in active learning. You can also use this feature to encourage students to take risks. Reassure them that it is good to share their thinking, even if they aren’t 100% correct yet.

We recommend you check out the Pythagoras’ Park activity as a review of they Pythagorean Theorem. It would also work well as a quick refresher for students who have already learned it! Previewing the activity now using the link below. Or, login to and search for “Pythagoras” in the Shared Gallery.

Preview Pythagoreas’ Park

Visit our page on Formative Assessment for more on how to use this free tool in your classroom.

New Save and Share Feature

Sometimes a small change can have a disproportionately large effect. In chaos theory this is called the butterfly effect (also a film with Ashton Kutcher that you probably forgot about until now). Here at Woot Math, we call it Save and Share. That’s right, a new feature was released that lets you copy any poll to your Woot Math account, even if it has not been approved by us yet. All you need is the link.

Imagine this scenario:
You’re on Twitter and notice someone made and shared a Woot Math warm-up activity that would be perfect for your class tomorrow, if only you could make a few changes first. Just there’s no time to wait, since class is tomorrow! (Woot Math screens all published polls for accuracy and appropriateness, you’re welcome!). Now, you can copy any poll that you have a link to preview, just click the save and share button in the upper right.

– Question 1 – Preview to get to Save and Share –

Then, click the save button and it will be copied into your Woot Math account. If you’re not logged in, a pop-up will prompt you to do so. Now the warm up is yours so you can make any changes you want (well, technically, it is an identical copy of it is yours, but let’s not split hairs).

This feature, although seemingly small, has lots of great applications. It allows you to collaborate on designing assessments with your department. The feature came as a request from one of our teacher partners, Rebekah Cook at Skyline High School, who was writing assessments with her math department colleagues and wanted to be able to share assessments quickly without waiting on them going public. Now she can make edits to Woot Math quizzes that her colleagues wrote, customizing them to her class. Thanks Rebekah for the great suggestion!

You can also now send assessments to your colleagues to re-align the content. If they’re a little behind or ahead of you in a unit they can add or remove problems. It also lets you edit a poll that has not yet been published. You can add language supports, hints or bonus problems to the scratchpad if you think students need more support/challenge.

We’d love to hear how you’re using the Save & Share button, leave a comment below or tweet @WootMath.

For more information on implementing Woot Math in your classroom, visit our page on Formative Assessment.

New Features in Woot Math Polls

New Features in Woot Math Polls

We've just launched some new often-requested features in Woot Math Polls. Below is a quick recap of the top additions. Please keep the requests coming @wootmath!
Teacher Upload An Image to the Student Scratchpad
You have had the ability to customize the student’s scratchpad for a while by turning on or off the set of tools available, adding some text, equations or even a table. But now you can also upload images into the student’s scratchpad when you are creating a task. To access this capability, while you are creating a poll, click on the “Scratchpad Settings” link on the right side of the page.
Scratch Pad Settings Button

To add an image to the scratchpad, either drag an image to the upload area or click on the image icon and select an image on your computer. Use the blue squares in the corners to resize the image. Click and drag to position it on the student scratchpad.

That’s it. Every student who takes this poll will have the image on their scratchpad.

Problem Numbers While Running Polls Problem numbers are now indicated while you are running a poll, so you and your students will always know which problem you are on and how many more there are to do. It is visible in the top right corner of the blue header:
Problems now have number sequence labels
Classroom Stability Improvements
We also released a series of under-the-hood improvements intended to make classroom stability much better, since we all know how temperamental wifi can be. Now you can keep working, your students can keep working, and no work will be lost!

Feature Requests?
Let us know what feature you would like to see, and we’ll try our best to accommodate it. Leave us a comment below or reach us @wootmath. Subscribe to receive email updates on new product features and improvements delivered.