Hello! The purpose of this tutorial is to explain how to use the Equation Response Editor tool, and to let you practice using it. You will be using this tool to enter answers that are numbers, expressions, or equations.
Before we get started, there are a couple of important things to remember:
1. The tool is not a calculator—it will not perform calculations for you. The tool is designed to allow you to enter your answer to a question.
2. You can enter your answer using your keyboard, the on-screen keypad, or a combination of both. As you practice, you may want to decide which method is most comfortable for you, and focus on creating your answers that way.
The following screens show you how to create common mathematical objects, and then let you practice creating those objects yourself. When you have finished entering an object, you can click the “Score” button at the bottom to see how you did. If you created the object correctly, try moving on to the next one. If not, try again.
If you are in elementary school, try to complete all the screens through “Practice 1.” If you are in middle school or high school, you should try to complete all the screens through “Practice 2.” If you are in middle school, however, you probably will not need to use trigonometric functions.
You can use the “Next” button to go on to the next screen, or the “Back” button to go back to the previous screen. If you want to skip to a particular screen, you can select it from the drop-down menu.
Ready to start? Let’s go!