* Our scaffolded questions in Aktiv Mathematics are designed to give your students a highly interactive experience with applying fundamental math skills to solving problems. Once they’ve become accustomed to a few basic manipulations and gestures used in all of these problems, these questions will give them a great opportunity to work through their problem-solving steps, and get feedback on any mistakes they make along the way. *

**Login**

From your Chrome or Firefox Browser, navigate to our login page. Enter your credentials for your existing instructor account. Then select Launch Web App.

**Create Assignment**

From the Assignment tab, select "New Activity" from the top of the main panel, and then select Activity type.

From the main panel, select "Add problems()" or "Add problem pool."

**Locating Questions**

There will be asymbol next to some questions that indicates the question uses Scaffolded Mode. Select the Add button to add these to assignments.

**Students View**

In Scaffolded Mode, students interact with the math on their screen through a series of manipulations. They can tap to select areas, and extend that selected area by dragging the end of the highlight on that area. Then, they can either drag and drop that area onto other parts of the equation, or choose an action from available options revealed with the Actions button. Students will choose the outcome of that operation by way of a pop-up menu. These menus include multiple distractors that represent the most common mistakes students might make.

Scaffolded mode is intended to give your students an opportunity to practice their fundamental skills, and get feedback on exactly those steps where they make a mistake.

When a student submits an incorrect answer, we show them a timeline of their work, and let them know exactly where they made a mistake, and what that mistake was. When students retry the problem, we take them back to the place where they made their first mistake.

Congratulations! You now know what Scaffolded mode is!

**You're all set! As always, feel free to reach out to support@aktiv.com with any questions.**