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This article will show you how to create a simple calculated question. This question allows you to enter a question which MyPlace will substitute in different values so that students get different questions. You then enter a formula for the answer.

For more in depth instructions see moodle documentation on the simple calculated question type.

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Step 1 - Open the question bank

Create a question by selecting  the drop down for ‘question bank’ and then select ‘questions’

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Step 2 - Create a new question

On the next page select the ‘create a new question’ button

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Step 3 - Choose calculated simple

Select 'calculated simple' from the list then click 'Add'

Step 4 - Select a category

Select which category you want the question to be added to in the question bank

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Step 5 - Name the question

Enter a question name, this will not be shown to students but should help identify the question for you

Step 6 - Enter the question text

You will have to enter at least one 'wildcard' which is the placeholder that allows MyPlace to substitute in values for you. This is done by writing the wildcard inside {curly brackets}

Step 7 - Select the default mark

This sets the maximum mark for this question.

Step 8 - Score the question

Now enter the correct answer formula, using the wildcard(s) that you entered and any feedback necessary. You should also enter 100% if this is the correct answer. Decimal places and tolerance can also be set.

Step 9 - Define units (optional)

If you want to use units you can enter them here

Step 10 - Check the 'wild card' variables can be found

Now click the 'Find the wild cards' button.

Step 11 - Set up the wild card parameters

The page will refresh and produce this next set of options, choose how many wildcards you want generated and click generate. 

Step 12 - Review

The page will refresh and you will be able to view the produced values. This will be the pool of questions the students will be asked.

Step 13 - Save changes

You will then be displayed with your question and other questions in that category. You can click the magnifying glass icon Preview to preview the question or the cog Edit to further edit it

For information on adding questions to your quiz see the 'Adding Questions To Your Quiz' section of Creating Quiz Questions.