What types of problems will students see in Freckle Math Practice?

Freckle Math Practice (whether Adaptive Practice, Targeted Practice, or a Benchmark Assessment) aims to provide students with diverse question types. In doing this, we believe that we can better assess student understanding and speak to student abilities. We also acknowledge how important district and state-wide testing is, and therefore, we have built our program to mirror many of the question types students see on these tests (think SBAC, PARCC, etc.).

So . . . what types of questions will your students see on Freckle? Let's take a look.

Question Type #1: Multiple Choice

An example multiple choice question: the student is asked how many triangles are on the screen, and they have to choose the correct number from four options at the bottom of the screen.

Multiple choice questions ask students to pick ONE correct answer (listed at the bottom). You'll notice there is no Submit button on these questions. Simply selecting an answer will submit it as the answer.

Question Type #2: Multiple Answer

An example multiple answer question: the question has more than one possible correct answer, and the student must choose the correct answers before selecting Submit.

Multiple answer questions may have one or more than one correct answer (listed at the bottom). You'll notice that for these questions, there is a Submit button in the lower-right corner. Students must select the correct answers by clicking on them, and then selecting Submit when ready.

Question Type #3: Type-in

An example type-in question: the question is a geometry problem, and the student must type their answer in the space at the bottom of the screen before selecting Submit Answer.

Type-in questions require students to actually type their answer into a text box. Only numbers can be entered into the text box. If the answer to the question, for example, is 20 square feet, students will just type 20 into the box. Once a student is ready to submit his or her answer, he or she can press the Enter key on the keyboard. Note: There are no type-in questions for K–1st grade.

Question Type #4: Drag & Drop

An example drag and drop question: students are presented with six mathematical questions involving fractions; the students must calculate the fractions and then drag and drop them on their equivalent values above before selecting Submit.

Drag and drop questions require students to use the computer mouse (or their finger on an iPad or tablet) to actually drag answer choices and drop them into "buckets." When students believe they have sorted all of the answer choices correctly, they can select the green Submit button. Note: There are no drag and drop math questions for K–1st grade.

Question Type #5: Graphs

An example graph question: the student is given a quadratic equation to solve, and needs to place intercept points on a graph before selecting Submit.

Graph questions ask students to place points on a graph to solve a variety of equations and functions (functions, linear functions, linear inequality functions, exponential equations, and quadratic equations). Where appropriate, function lines are drawn on the graph based on the student's point placement, and the lines update dynamically when the student moves, adds, or removes points. For linear inequality functions, the student can also toggle the line between solid and dashed and choose which parts of the graph should be shaded. Note: There are no graphing questions for K–5th grade.

Question Type #6: Complete the Table

An example 'complete the table' question. A five-step proof is shown in a table, with several statements and reasons omitted. The student needs to select the correct statements and reasons from the drop-down lists provided before selecting Submit.

Complete the table questions present the students with an incomplete proof in tabular form. The student uses drop-down lists within the table to select statements and reasons to fill in the missing parts of the proof. When students believe they have selected the correct options to complete the proof, they can select the green Submit button. Note: There are no Complete the Table questions for K–5th grade.

All questions in grades K–5 have audio that can be read aloud to students.

If a student's language is set to Spanish, they will be able to toggle the language of both Adaptive Practice and Targeted Practice questions between Spanish and English.

A geometry question presented in Spanish and English; the button to switch back and forth between languages is in the upper-right corner.