PSABM6XQ - Student Practice Assignment: The Basics of Working in ASSISTments
Part A)

Welcome students! This problem set will help you learn the types of problems and feedback you will get as you enter your answers in ASSISTments.

If you look to the bar on the left of your screen, you will see how many problems you have completed and how many were assigned to you in total. Here you will see that you are on problem 1 out of 8.

Click "Next" now.

Select one:
Part B)

If you look to the progress bar in the bottom right of this question, you will see your current score on this question. All students start with a score of 100%.

In ASSISTments, if you get the answer wrong, you will get to try again. Mistakes are part of learning, and it’s ok to have to try again. As you make attempts, the score will go down, but remember, as long as you give your best effort, this is ok and part of learning!

Your teacher will see how many attempts you make on each problem so they know how to best support you.

Click "Next" now.

Select one:

For this problem, we want to show you what happens when you get the answer correct on the first try.

2 + 3 =

Notice that the progress bar in the bottom right of the question shows a 100% score.  You will also see a green check  appear in the bar on the left, showing that you answered correctly on the first attempt.

Select one:

For this problem, we want you to see what happens when you get the problem incorrect on the first try. You’ll notice that the score in the progress bar will go down to 67% when you submit an incorrect answer.

Type 3 as your answer below (this is incorrect) and see what happens. Then type the correct answer on the second try. (The correct answer to this question is 9)

4 + 5 =

Notice that the progress bar in the bottom right of the question shows a 67% score.  You will also see a green x  appear in the bar on the left, showing that you answered correctly on the second or third attempt.

Type your answer below as a number (example: 5, 3.1, 4 1/2, or 3/2):

On this problem, we want you to see what happens if you answer the question incorrectly three or more times . Notice what happens to the progress bar each time you choose the incorrect answer.

Which choices represent colors?

Make 3 incorrect attempts by checking incorrect boxes (Computer, Car).  Then put the correct answer (The correct answer is Red, Yellow, Green)

Notice that the progress bar in the bottom right of the question shows a 0% score.  You will also see a red x  appear in the bar on the left, showing that you answered incorrectly three times, but got it right on the 4th try.

Select all that apply:

When you are truly stuck on a problem, ASSISTments gives you the option to click “show answer”. You can then input the correct answer in order to move on. On this problem, we want to show what happens when you press this button. When you click show answer, your teacher will know because your score will be 0%, and they will see a highlighted red x symbol for that problem.

Press the “Show Answer” button in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. The answer to this question will be shown. Enter it in the answer box and click submit.

½x + ½x =

Notice that the progress bar in the bottom right of the question shows a 0% score.  You will also see a highlighted red x

appear in the bar on the left, showing that you asked for the answer.

Your teacher may assign you open response questions. For these questions, you will not get immediate feedback for the answer you enter. Your teacher will be able to see your response and can provide feedback directly to you after you finish your assignment.

Here is a video showing you the different ways you can answer an open-response question.

Leave a response for your teacher. This could simply be text or if you watch the above video, you could try inserting a table, creating a mathematical equation, or uploading a picture for your teacher to view. Type your response in the box below and press “Submit.”

You will see a blue circle  appear in the bar on the left, showing that you answered correctly but since it is an open response question, you have not been scored yet.