Tips for Math Teachers! (Please add ideas and provide feedback!)

Hi @Math_Educators!

We have recently created an article in the Help Center with tips for Math teachers using Formative. You can check it out here!

We’d love to hear your feedback on this so that we can make it a fantastic resource for everyone using Formative in a Math classroom. Do you have any tips we could add? Is anything missing the mark? Let us know here!

Thank you all :slightly_smiling_face:

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I frequently use show your work with an answer blank (short answer or numeric) afterwards. It is a fantastic suggestion.

You could include that one problems can be written over multiple questions: the equation in one blank and an answer in a second.

My state exam uses text boxes for “show your work” problems, so using the essay box to have students explain algebraic thinking is also helping my classes ( I specifically ask them to solve by annotating their work ).

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I just want to say I love the feedback on the Show Your Work. There is a small glitch that if students write while your drawing feedback it will erase all my notations.

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I would highlight this aspect on the math page!

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I was thinking of another update that would help math teachers is in the show your work section. That bar that shows the question is kinda poor to see the whole problem. It would be nice if goformative would add a button that would reflect the question above like an automatic image.

The effort to rewrite the question on the show you know is challenging for some especially my students with IEPs. I keep post images but this is twice the work and I really want to build all my resources using goformative.

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Yes! This would be fantastic. Some of my kids are figuring out to screenshot the image and then upload to their show your work page, but not all.

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@Brandon_Gillins I agree. I always post the question, and then edit the Show Your Work background by uploading an image of my question, so it’s extra (tedious) work. This is especially necessary for Geometry where you want students to be able to mark up a diagram, word problems where you want them to be able to annotate the text, etc. It is a very tedious process to do that for every question, and the sizing/positioning does not always come out nicely, and even when I try to resize and reposition the image, it does not seem to save for whatever reason.

@rebecca - Let us know the development team can make the question automatically appear ON the Show Your Work background to be marked up, instead of just appearing in the small bar to the side of the Show Your Work workspace. Thanks!

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It would be great to make the test so that students can’t copy and paste the questions so they can’t just paste the question on papamath or just google the answer.
(right now, i am making each question as an image and uploading it instead of just trying the question)

Also for photomath… i have been using “i” as my variable but I wonder if there is a way for G.F. to display the question in a way that apps like photomath won’t recognize the question …

Thanks!

I would be wonderful if G.F. has a function like exam.net where it won’t allow students to be on any other website other than the G.F. and notices the teacher if they try and locks the exam.
Thank you

It’s great that I was able to discover this kind of webinar.
Its very useful, I will try my best to share what I’ve learnt.

It’s very good. I can see my students outputs.