Match Formatted Notation or Images

You can include images and formatted text, such as subscripts, in first-column items in matching questions. However, you cannot include formatted text or images in the drop-down list of second column items. In order to match second-column items that contain images or formatting, you must use labels for the second-column items.

You can use the $LABEL variable to set alphabetic or numeric numbering of your second-column items. These labels are displayed beside the second-column items in the question, and the labels are listed in the drop-down menu.

To set labels for second-column items:

Start the first line of Answer with one of the following:

Label type

Code

Lowercase alphabetic (a,b,c...)

<eqn $LABEL="a"; ''>

Uppercase alphabetic (A,B,C...)

<eqn $LABEL="A"; ''>

Numeric (1,2,3...)

<eqn $LABEL="1"; ''>

Example Matching Question With Formatted Notation

The following table summarizes an actual question.

QID

1158804

Name

Template2 2.MATCH.02.

Mode

Matching

Question

Match the chemical with the formula.

Answer

<eqn $LABEL="a"; ''>water {tab} H<sub>2</sub>O
benzene {tab} C<sub>6</sub>H<sub>6</sub>
sodium chloride {tab} NaCl
ethanol {tab} CH<sub>3</sub>CH<sub>2</sub>OH
carbon dioxide {tab} CO<sub>2</sub>
CO
MgCl<sub>2</sub>
H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub>

Display to Students

Question as displayed to students