Sapling Learning > Incorrect Tabs in a Flash-based Activity Question

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When creating Incorrect tabs the idea is to anticipate the errors a typical student might make. On each Incorrect tab you will select an incorrect answer and then explain why that specific answer is wrong and/or guide the student toward the right answer. 

For example, for the question, "What is the product of 2 x 3?" you might expect some students to misinterpret this as "2 + 3." In this case, you could use an Incorrect tab for the answer "5," with specific feedback telling the student that they need to multiply, not add. 

Create an Incorrect tab

To make a new incorrect tab, click the plus button (+) on the top right hand corner of the screen.

Next, answer the question incorrectly on the tab as you anticipate a student doing. 

Then, using the text box tool, write your response to that incorrect answer (responses should be similar to something you would say to a student in a live tutoring session.) If you don't have enough room to write your response in a text box under the question, you can use the Simple Explanation bin down at the bottom of the screen.

Click on Simple Explanation or the arrow to the left of it to expand the bin. Then create a text box inside and type your explanation.