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g(Math) for Forms

Create graphs (including plotting points), statistical displays, and write complex math directly in your Form!

John McGowan

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Overview

Now students at all levels - and their teachers - can include mathematical formulas and equations, graphs and statistical displays with this friendly Add-on for Google Docs, Sheets and Forms. Write virtually any mathematical expression directly on your PC or Chromebook’s keyboard or touchscreen. Input’s easy: you don’t need to know any math code or programming languages. g(Math) understands what you’re typing, instantly turning your expressions into clear, accurate on-screen formulas. You can save even more time by picking from a huge range of ready-made formulas and functions, including quadratic equations, matrices and more. Then insert your expression into any spreadsheet cell or doc with a simple click. If you’d prefer to dictate or handwrite your equations or formulas, there is a Speech Input function and a Handwriting Entry tool within the Add-on. With these features, you can cater the tool to your unique learning style. It’s just as easy and rewarding to create clear, colourful graphs, from simple linear relationships to complex trigonometric expressions. Type or pick a function, choose your axes and zoom range - then click to insert. g(Math) can create graphs from data in spreadsheet cells, or plot directly from a list of points you enter. And it can instantly visualise statistical data as histograms, bar charts and box-and-whisker plots, too. g(Math) is ideal for students of all ages and attainment levels. Through integration with Texthelp’s Read&Write literacy software, math expressions created in g(Math) can now be read aloud, just like any other content on the page.

Reviews

March 17, 2017

I don't understand why the multiple choice function was removed. I understand I can insert images into multiple choice answers. However, isn't that the point of this add on? You skip the step of creating the equation elsewhere, screen capturing, and then inserting as an image? I must not be understanding something. Perhaps this is meant for higher level math? I am just trying to insert the division sign, or use exponents, or create fractions

March 30, 2017

Hi Leigh, thanks for the input. We felt like the Google insert image option was better than the MC creator that we had as it wasn't directly inserting the image as a MC question and you still had to make another MC question afterwards. As it was said below, we do have an update coming out on Tuesday (April 4) solving this issue and that will dramatically improve the Forms experience, especially from the student response side!

A Google User

March 18, 2017

Leigh, I teach higher level math and I totally agree with you. I saw somewhere that John McGowan posted that there is an update to gMath coming out in early April (I don't know the exact date). Maybe that will help with this functionality.

November 30, 2016

I have g(math) for forms in stalled but the multiple choice option is not showing up in the drop down menu with the other options. Any ideas why not?

October 12, 2016

I love the idea of it and have used it to include graphs but I'm struggling with creating multiple choice questions. My multiple choice answers are in the form of a fraction, and the fraction appears overtop of the the letter choice. Even when I add in latex spaces which only seem to work if I use \ I can't get the fraction far enough from the A) B) and so on to appear properly.

November 23, 2016

Hi Krista, since Google has updated to allow images in questions and multiple choice options, we have removed the multiple choice question generator (and it had the image spacing issue). Here is an article that details how to use g(Math) in conjunction with the Forms update for images as MC options: https://support.texthelp.com/index.php?action=artikel&cat=18&id=349&artlang=en

October 21, 2016

I'm having the same problem. My LaTeX preview has my responses nice and spaced out, but then on the form they appear scrunched up together.

August 19, 2016

This add-on was a game changer in my classroom.

A Google User

October 9, 2016

The video to show how to use gmath with google forms is not even google forms. I cannot get the edit option or even the answer box to appear in google forms for me to change the answers to multiple choice. Please help. Thanks.

August 5, 2016

I know it says that you can graph a linear inequality, but for some reason when I type in the inequality, it shows a graph with nothing graphed. I can do equations fine, but inequalities not so much. PLEASE HELP!!!!
I like the multiple choice feature for inserting questions, but again the inequality section does not work.
It takes a little getting used to, but so far so good for everything else.

A Google User

September 18, 2016

Kristi, I teach at the high school level. Alg 1, 2, and Geometry. With forms, I use it as a extra practice and not for a grade. Every question I use is multiple choice so they can see how they do when they submit it. I use it for graphing a linear equation, linear inequality, absolute value equations, etc.

September 12, 2016

Hi,
What type of problems do you give your students using google form? I teach 8th grade and trying to incorporate some paperless quizzes.

July 16, 2016

I LOVE this add-on but it does have some issues with the deploy feature when you try to see the image in a Google sheet. For whatever reason an extra ' is added at the beginning of the line of code and makes it so the image is not shown.
You can fix this using the following steps: delete the trigger, refresh the edit page, set the trigger, submit a response, refresh the edit page again, and set the trigger one more time you should be able to see the images.
If you have the Fulbaroo add-on for sheets you can also use that and bypass the whole image process for g(Math).This is because the Latex code in g(Math) creates an image code which will make it so all of the correct responses are identical. After using Flubaroo you can then go back and delete the ' only from the students who got the incorrect answer so you can see their mistakes.
Suggestions/fixes:
*A couple of the LaTex codes do not show up correctly in the images nor the preview.
*Have the prebuilt LaTex section be higher up or in its own section so that respondents whom are students have easier access to that section
I look forward to seeing what improvements you make and what you add into this!

A Google User

October 9, 2016

The video to show how to use gmath with google forms is not even google forms. I cannot get the edit option or even the answer box to appear in google forms for me to change the answers to multiple choice. Please help. Thanks.

May 31, 2016

Great tool!

March 22, 2016

I have the same issue as Erin Briody. I have been attempting to get the g(Math) responses from my test trials to show up and it is not doing so. I have deleted the trigger and set it up again multiple times. I have looked at the google sheets responses, the summary responses in google forums, and the individual responses in forums as well. The image for the expression is not appearing in any of those locations.
Updated: I figured it out, I just needed to install the google sheets add on. Though that makes sense, I was initially expecting this to work within google forums for it to be shown. Also, I did notice that it would a " would appear at times in front of the response so that it would not show it in google sheets initially.

February 10, 2016

When a student responds using g(Math), the image does not show up in the spreadsheet. The student created an expression, clicked on create text to paste a response, and copied this response into the answer cell. The image did not show in the spreadsheet. There seems to be a few glitches. Also, why is there a top math part and a bottom math part for the multiple choice questions?

February 12, 2016

Hi Erin, for the expression to show up in the spreadsheet you need to set the Trigger in the Deploy sidebar. Then the expression will show as an image in the spreadsheet. Sometimes the trigger does not set and you can delete it and then re-set it in the Sidebar.
The top part and bottom part is so that you could put an expression if you like in the top of the math and then a graph, statistical display, or handwriting entry below it.

January 8, 2016

I really like that I can use the add-on in Google forms but is there an EASY way for students to use the add-on or another type of equation editor in their responses? g(Math) is not very intuitive for students to navigate and I foresee some major frustration on their end if they are asked to show work. -Thanks!

January 12, 2016

Hi Lisa,
I am in the process of updating the Deployed interface to make it more intuitive (I hope) and should launch it in the next few weeks. Is there something else that is keeping you from giving it more stars?

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December 21, 2016

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