For quick math assessments, use MathType with Google Forms
You're preparing a lesson on function composition, a troublesome concept to teach, and challenging for many students to grasp. During lesson prep, you searched for an app, a website, anything that would let you quickly assess your students' understanding throughout the lesson. Many teachers use software or web-based polling apps for this purpose, but most of them don't support math.
Google Forms is a special application of Google Drive and Google Apps for Education. Many faculty members use it for surveys, informal assessments, and a replacement for classroom "clickers". Until now, using Google Forms has been problematic for math teachers because it was nearly impossible to add math expressions and other special math notation.
Now that's changed!
With MathType, you can add math of any level to a Google Form. Editing the math later is easy too, so you can share it with colleagues or use it in subsequent class periods.
For more information, including step-by-step instructions for using MathType with Google Forms, see our article MathType works with Google Forms. What assessment tools do you use? We'd love to hear about your experiences with them, good or bad, whether Google Forms or another.