How to Create Math Expressions in Google Forms

Many of us use Google Forms to make surveys, but did you know that you can insert equations in Google Forms?  Google Forms now support latex which means that you can insert any complex equation you want. In the example below, we will use Google Form to create a math quiz with algebraic expressions/equation.

How to Create Math Expressions Using Google Forms

1.) Go to Google Forms.

2.) Type the Title and Description of your quiz.

3.) Select the question type. Note that you can select from various types of questions: text, paragraph text, multiple choice, check boxes, etc.

4.) To insert a math expression in your form click Add-ons, click g(Math) for Forms, and then select Create Math Expressions.


5.) A side bar will appear like the one shown below. Type your question, your help text, and your math expression using Latex code. You will see the Latex preview below the code as shown.

google math expression


6.) Once you have completed your question, click on the Insert button. The inserted question we created above is shown in the next figure.

google form math expression

With this improvement in Google Forms, you can now send students math exercises and collect their responses.

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5 thoughts on “How to Create Math Expressions in Google Forms

  1. This doesn’t seem to be a google-native support for LaTeX math, but instead an apps script plugin. Do you know if the plugin is required to view the question?

  2. I would love to use this feature, but cannot see a way to create equations/expressions using multiple choice.

    For example.

    What is the fully simplified version of _______?
    Option 1 _____
    Option 2 _____
    Option 3 _____
    Option 4 _____
    where the _____ represent various mathematical expressions created in g(Math).

    Any help would be very much appreciated!

    • I agree with Alison. Can the program be updated to support multiple choice answers as algebraic expressions. It is very messy to use ^ as to the power.

      • Agreed! Is it possible to put a mathematical expression as an option for the multiple choice responses?

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