# Matching Question: Point System

## Understanding Match Question Scoring in Detail

In this article, we'll explain how the score for a matching question is determined. Here are the key aspects:

### 1. Maximum Points per Question

- Definition: This is the maximum number of points a participant can earn for a single question.

- Example: Suppose you set the maximum to 2 points. Even if a participant has 4 correct labels, each worth 1 point, they cannot earn more than 2 points for that question.

- Importance: This maximum is factored into the total lesson scoring.

### 2. Points Assigned per Label

- Definition: Each answer label can be worth a different number of points.

- Flexibility: For instance, label X might be worth 1 point in question 1, 2 points in question 2, and 0 points in question 3. You can keep it simple (1 point per correct label) or make it more complex as desired.

### 3. Use of Negative Points

- Definition: You can assign negative points to specific labels.

- Effect: If a participant selects such a label, these points are deducted from their total score.

### 4. Calculation of Total Points per Participant

Explanation: When answering a matching question with two labels, the score is calculated as follows:

- z = maximum points for the question

- a = points from answer 1

- b = points from answer 2

- The total score for the question is calculated as min(a+b,z).

Example:

- If a=2 and b=3, then a+b=5. The score is min(5,z), so if z=5, the score is 5.

- If a=3 and b=4, then a+b=7. But with a maximum of z=5, the score is min(7,5)=5.

- If a=-2 and b=2, then a+b=0. The score is min(0,z), so if z=5, the score is 0.

Updated on: 29/12/2023

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