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This PG code shows how to set up a matching question.


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Problem tagging data

Problem tagging:

DOCUMENT();  

loadMacros(
"PGstandard.pl",
"MathObjects.pl",
"PGchoicemacros.pl",
"PGgraders.pl",
"unionTables.pl",
);

TEXT(beginproblem());

Initialization: We use PGchoicemacros.pl to construct the list of matching object, and the custom problem grader fluid from PGgraders.pl for incremental grading.

#
#  Create a matching list and use popups
#
$ml = new_match_list();
$ml->rf_print_q(~~&pop_up_list_print_q);
$ml->ra_pop_up_list([
"No answer" => "?",
"A" => "A", "B" => "B", "C" => "C", 
"D" => "D", "E" => "E", "F" => "F",
"G" => "G", "H" => "H", "I" => "I",
]);

#
#  Add correct questions and answers
#
$ml->qa(
"Question a?", "Answer a",
"Question b?", "Answer b",
"Question c?", "Answer c",
"Question d?", "Answer d",
"Question e?", "Answer e",
"Question f?", "Answer f",
);
$ml->choose(6);

#
#  Add extra incorrect answers
#
$ml->extra(
"Extra answer 1", 
"Extra answer 2",
);
$ml->choose_extra(2);
  
$ml->makeLast("None of the above");

Setup: Since we are choosing 6 questions and 2 extra answers and have 1 entry in makeLast, we must create a popup list with 9 entries A through I.

For more details, see MatchingProblems from the Problem Techniques documentation.

Context()->texStrings;
BEGIN_TEXT
Match each question with its answer.
\{ ColumnMatchTable($ml, valign=>'TOP') \}
END_TEXT
Context()->normalStrings;

Main Text: The ColumnMatchTable() is provided by the macro file unionTables.pl.

$showPartialCorrectAnswers = 0;

#
#  Incremental grader
#
install_problem_grader(~~&custom_problem_grader_fluid);
$ENV{'grader_numright'} = [2,4,6];
$ENV{'grader_scores'} = [0.3,0.6,1];
$ENV{'grader_message'} = "You can earn " .
"30% partial credit for 2 - 3 correct answers, and ".
"60% partial credit for 4 - 5 correct answers.";

#
#  All or nothing grader
#  
# install_problem_grader(~~&std_problem_grader);

ANS( str_cmp( $ml->ra_correct_ans ) );

Answer Evaluation: We must withhold feedback from students by setting $showPartialCorrectAnswers = 0; We use an incremental grader called custom_problem_grader_fluid. With this problem grader, you must specify the number of correct answers [2,4,6] and their corresponding scores [0.3,0.6,1] and update the grader message accordingly. The last entry in the array for grader_numright must be the total number of questions asked, and the last entry in the array for grader_scores must be 1 (otherwise nobody can earn full credit!).

If you want a grader that awards full credit when all questions are correct and no credit otherwise, uncomment the standard problem grader.

@correct = @{$ml->ra_correct_ans()};
$answerstring = join(", ", @correct);
Context()->texStrings;
BEGIN_SOLUTION
${PAR}SOLUTION:$PAR
The correct answers are $answerstring
END_SOLUTION
Context()->normalStrings;

COMMENT('MathObject version.');

ENDDOCUMENT();

Solution: It is also possible to provide explanations for these answers. For details, see MatchingProblems from the Problem Techniques documentation.

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