AMCnuericChoices and answer sheets

Added by Raffaele Borrelli over 8 years ago

Hi all,

I am setting up a test with several MC questions and a few numeric questions
using a separate answer sheet.
I am trying to use AMCnumericChoices but I don't want to print the numeric tests
on the answer sheet of the MC questions. Is this possible? At the moment the box for the numeric
choice appear inside the columns of the separate answer sheet and I can't use it.

Thanks in advance,
Raffaele


Replies (9)

RE: AMCnuericChoices and answer sheets - Added by Alexis Bienvenüe over 8 years ago

If I understand well, you need to print (on the separate answer sheet) together the answers for numeric choices in one column, and the others in two columns?
This is not yet possible, but it is in my TODO list... Added #272

RE: AMCnuericChoices and answer sheets - Added by Raffaele Borrelli over 8 years ago

No, not really. What I meant is that sometimes one need to use a separate answer sheet for a set of questions (mainly for MC questions),
but in the same test it would be better to have numeric questions written normally and not with a separate answer sheet.
Something like using the option for a separate answer sheet only for the MCQ section of the test.
Is this possible?

RE: AMCnuericChoices and answer sheets - Added by Alexis Bienvenüe over 8 years ago

You can add question in your test that are not taken into account for the MCQ part: just don't use the question environment, but instead print the questions you want with \par, \bf and so on…

RE: AMCnuericChoices and answer sheets - Added by Raffaele Borrelli over 8 years ago

I am trying to do that, but if I write a question inside one copy using, for example

\FPeval\VQa{trunc(random*15/10,2)}
\FPeval\VQs{(VQa/10)}
Calculate $\VQa/10$
\AMCnumericChoices{\VQs}{digits=3,decimals=2,borderwidth=2pt,backgroundcol=lightgray,approx=5}
AMCnumericChoices{\VQs}{digits=3,decimals=2,borderwidth=2pt,backgroundcol=lightgray,approx=5}

I don't get any numeric box.

RE: AMCnuericChoices and answer sheets - Added by Alexis Bienvenüe over 8 years ago

\AMCnumericChoices can only be used inside a question-like environment. I'm afraid I don't understand what you need exactly: can you provide an example?

RE: AMCnuericChoices and answer sheets - Added by Raffaele Borrelli over 8 years ago

I am attaching two files (the tex source and the final pdf). As you can see the numeric boxes are not displayed.
I'd like to have numeric boxes just below the last question.

source1.pdf (83.8 kB)

source1.tex (20.9 kB)

RE: AMCnuericChoices and answer sheets - Added by Raffaele Borrelli over 8 years ago

Hi, is the problem clearer? I just need to append some numeric questions after the answer sheet.
Is there any possibility to do that?

RE: AMCnuericChoices and answer sheets - Added by Alexis Bienvenüe over 8 years ago

Perhaps with some kind of hack...
I am not sure if the following works: please test it extensively before using it.
Add the following definition at the beginnig of your source file:

\makeatletter
\def\AMCcloseForm{\AMC@zoneformulairefalse\AMC@ensemblefalse}
\makeatother

Then enclose your Part II block along with this new command:
{\AMCcloseForm

\begin{center}
{\bf Parte II} \\
{\bf Domande a risposta libera}
\end{center}
%\insertgroup{FreeAnswer}
\vspace{3em}

\begin{questionmultx}{prova}
  \FPeval\VQa{trunc(random*15/10,2)}
  \FPeval\VQs{(VQa/10)}
  Calcolare $\VQa/10$.
  \AMCnumericChoices{\VQs}{digits=3,decimals=2,borderwidth=2pt,backgroundcol=lightgray,approx=5}
\end{questionmultx}
}

RE: AMCnuericChoices and answer sheets - Added by Raffaele Borrelli over 8 years ago

Hi,
thank you very much for your help. AMC recognise the sheet with numeric answers
as part of the answer sheet, so its is printed in the answer sheet file.
I have tried to produce a pdf files and then annotate them and
the system seems to work fine. The correction is good. Only the annotation does not
seem to work. It produces the annotated file but this latter does not contain the
annotation on original paper but only the file with the correct answers.
In a couple of weeks I'll have it testes on a few hundred students...let's cross fingers.

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