# Pear Assessment Question Type Showcase: Graphing

Set your students up for graphing success with Pear Assessment's (formerly, Edulastic) Graphing question types. These technology-enhanced items (TEIs) are highly interactive and based on a visual, dynamic question component. All graphing questions are auto-graded and supports math at all levels, all the way up to 12th grade. This saves you time and allows you to focus on what really matters - the learning.

Graphing is a fundamental tool utilized to represent mathematical connections. Whether through a coordinate plane or a number line, graphing allows students to create visual interpretations of a math relationship. With Pear Assessment’s Graphing question items, students will be able to take the hands-on, visual experience of graphing online.

Pear Assessment offers six different graphing questions — all of which will challenge and hone your students’ graphing skills. Use Graphing and Graphing in the 1st Quadrant to introduce linear relationships in a middle school classroom, or utilize the same question type for higher-level students to learn about parabolas, quadratics, polar coordinates, and more. Additionally, Range Plotter and Number Line offer an engaging experience to build conceptual math skills. Lastly, Fraction Editor allows students to interact with visual representations of fractions.

**Graphing**

**What it is: **Graphing questions are a staple for any math class. Students can plot a range of mathematical expressions and relationships on a full coordinate plane in this interactive question type. ****

**How to use it: **There are graphing tools for every math level — segments and lines are a classic for linear relationship questions, while logarithmic and exponential graphing functions are perfect for higher-level math courses. Use this question type for any grade to test students’ knowledge of graphing and their ability to illustrate math expressions, equations, or relationships on a coordinate plane.

**Graphing in the 1st Quadrant**

**What it is: **Graphing in the 1st Quadrant requires students to plot points, lines, and shapes in the 1st quadrant of a coordinate grid. This question type includes many interactive tools for you and your students, including lines, rays, hyperbolas, and more. ****

**How to use it: **In the 1st quadrant of a coordinate plane, the x and y-axes both hold positive values. This question type allows students to zoom in on one quadrant and become familiarized with the coordinate plane.

**Graph Placement**

**What it is: **Graph Placement questions contain a full coordinate plane with various drag and drop answer options. After you enter the answer values, students can select answer options from the list and arrange them on the graph. Answer options can only be placed on existing points on the grid.

**How to use it: **Use this question type as a coordinate point practice tool. Graph Placement questions can help familiarize your students with the coordinate plane and its four quadrants. In the possible responses section, you can enter a variety of coordinate points and challenge your students to identify their locations on the grid.

**Range Plotter**

**What it is: **The Range Plotter question type allows students to graph inequalities on a number line. You may customize the length of the number line to suit your question. Students drag and drop the appropriate line segment or ray onto the graph.

**How to use it: **This question type allows students to practice plotting inequalities on a graph. Test your students’ knowledge of the inequality symbols and their corresponding number line diagrams.

**Number Line**

**What it is: **With the Number Line question item, students access an interactive number line where they can drag and drop answer items along the x-axis. You may customize the length of the number line and the number of answer options in the question.

**How to use it: **Number Line is commonly used to reinforce number sense in elementary school students. The interactive format is easy, fun, and familiarizes your students with numerical values.

**Fraction Editor**

**What it is: **The Fraction Editor allows students to interact with visual representations of fractions. When creating this question, you may customize the fraction model’s shape, count, and the number of sections. The diagram will auto-populate with your preferences, and you may set the answer to the desired fraction.

**How to use it: **Use this question item to help your students develop an understanding of fractions through spatial learning, interactivity, and a dynamic visual representation.

Graphing requires students to create a visual representation of a mathematical relationship, and understanding how to create graphs and diagrams is essential for every student’s math journey. From coordinate plane diagrams to number lines, Pear Assessment’s interactive Graphing questions are sure to challenge your students and prepare them for the future.