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Who doesn't love self-grading math activities? Time grading can become so endless, but students need that feedback in order to grow as learners. Enter self-checking GOOGLE Forms.

See all of my pre-made digital math activities here.

2020 UPDATE: Making self-grading GOOGLE Forms has gotten incredibly easy since this post was originally written. I made this 2-minute video that walks you through turning any GOOGLE Form into a self-grading activity:

IMPORTANT NOTE:

I updated the original post below to 5 SIMPLE STEPS instead of 10.

These are two different methods for creating self-grading GOOGLE Forms. You can decide which method-- either the video above or the post below-- is best for the GOOGLE Form you would like your students to complete.

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ORIGINAL POST:

Ms. Manley from AlgebraLove had posted on her Instagram recently about creating a self-checking Google Form and was kind enough to offer her expertise here in a guest post.

So without further ado, here is Ms. Manley with 10 5 simple steps to create a self-checking Google Form to make your grading life way easier!

## 10 5 simple steps to make a self grading Google Form

If you’re like me, you find plain old worksheets boring and ineffective. For this particular activity, I wanted my students to be able to work collaboratively, but also get that immediate feedback.

Self-checking Google Forms allow me to monitor my students' progress and how quickly (or slowly) they are working through their tasks. With everyone progressing at their own rate, I am able to spend most of my focus working with the groups who are working at a slower rate.

Getting started:
On my Google Sites I created a total of 15 word problems (and one page of tutorial videos and notes to assist any struggling students). Each task page of the site has one word problem and one embedded Google Form that could automatically checks student answers. Here’s how I made the self-grading form:

Step 1: In a new tab, click on the waffle icon and then click Google Forms. Click on the plus sign to create a new form.

(You may need to go through Google Drive to get to Google Forms.)

Step 2: Title your question. I like to add, “Numerical answer only” to my questions because with an answer that includes a label, as in “24 inches” or “2 feet” will be marked incorrect.

Step 3: Choose "short answer" from the question type answer. Then to add response validation, click on the 3 vertical dots and then "Response Validation".

Change the middle drop down box to is “equal to”. This way the form will only accept the exact value.

Place the answer in the next box. For example, I put the number 25.

Pro tip: The last box is a custom error text. This box is important to fill in, otherwise students will be given the answer. A custom error message like "Keep trying! :)" is a good one to use.

Step 4: Once your form is all set. Click send, then click on the link icon and ”copy”.

Step 5: Send to students! When student responses are in, you can toggle to "Responses" at the top of your Form to see student responses and download the spreadsheet.

Good luck and be creative, your students will love it!

-Ms. Manley (AlgebraLove)

Connecting with Ms. Manley from AlgebraLove:

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1. Just wondering why you like to do one problem per page? Do you turn it in to a grade some how? If so how? and would a one-page submission be better if your intent was to assign a grade? Thank you - new to this but wanting to try

1. Great questions! There is a second set of directions towards the bottom for making just one self-grading Google form instead of a one for each question. I think it's just personal preference and which format feels more comfortable.