Free Math is easy to set up, all you need is a standard LMS that can collect files.
Assign problems to your students.
You can simply give them a list of problems from your textbook or a
worksheet. Students can start with a blank Free Math document, copying
down and working through problems just as if they were completing work in
If you are interested in authoring your own assignment, you can optionally
use the student assignment editor to create a list of problems and directions
for your students. From there you can share the file with your students
through your LMS, which they can then use as a template for their own
Students complete digital work, save it as a file and submit it through your LMS.
Load the zip file into Free Math for grading, the app will show you
where students struggled the most.
Anything you don’t have time to grade gets completion points.
There is no need to prepare anything ahead of grading; rather than rely on a
rigid answer key, all of the unique answers provided by students will be shown
in groups which can be graded in bulk.
It is useful to have an answer key that
you can reference while grading, but you do not need to type this into Free Math.
This flexible system accommodates the fact that several of the groups may be
different formats of the correct answer, and others may deserve partial credit.
You simply need to provide a score to each unique final answer and give specific
feedback to students who need it.
Save the grading feedback, which generates a zip file filled with
individual graded documents for each student.
Upload the zip file full of documents into your LMS, it will provide the
individual graded documents to each student.
Record the overall grades into your grade book. We are still working on direct integration
with LMS gradebooks, so for now you need to copy the scores over yourself manually while
viewing them in the grading experience.
Teacher Introduction Video
Student Introduction Video
Instructions for Specific LMS Tools
LMS products come with features for collecting documents
from students and managing them in bulk. These features
are often used for grading files like papers or presentations.
These types of files must be examined individually for
grading. One great advantage of Free Math is that all
documents are graded together, with optimized actions for
grading similar work.
Here are some links to instructions for managing student files
in specific LMS products. As Free Math natively opens
and saves zip files, you can often avoid steps related
to unzipping downloaded documents and manually creating
a new zip of the graded documents when re-uploading.
Keep this in mind as you follow these instructions.
Free Math is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
Free Math is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with Free Math. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.