Basic Number Grid Questions

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A Number grid response has gridded columns that students enter a numeric answer and fill in the corresponding bubbles for the column.

Number grid responses are auto-graded, meaning once the response has been submitted by a student it will be automatically graded for the assignment.

01. Create Basic Number Grid Questions in GradeCam Go!

1.1 Select the "Assignments" tab.

1.2 Select the assignment name you want to change the format of the answer bubbles.

1.3 Check the box before each question you want to change the format of the answer bubbles.

1.4 Select the "Edit" button to open the item editor.

1.5 Select "Number Grid" from the Type field.

1.6 Select "Basic" from the Column Configuration field.

1.7 Type the numbers and symbols you want to appear in the numeric grid bubbles in the Characters field.
Note: The Tip shows the types of symbols that can be used in the grid.

1.8 Select the number of columns you want to appear in the grid.
For example, if the answer ranges from 0-999 you would need 3 columns. If the answer is above 1000 you would need 4 columns.

1.9 Student Portal option
Set how the response will be entered by students 1) selecting bubbles or 2) typing the answer into a text area.
Note: If using printed forms the number grid question displays only as the grid.

1.10 Type in the Answer.

1.11 If a range of answers is acceptable, type the % Tolerance and review the range of acceptable answers.
Note: If no tolerance is needed there must be a 0 in the field.

1.12 Weight the value of the item by editing the Points.

1.13 Align the question to standards if desired.
Note: See related article on Adding Standards to an Assignment in GradeCam Go!

1.14 Move to another question with the "Previous" and "Next" buttons or "Save" and "X" out of the window.

Advanced Number Grid question items look like this on a form

Number Grid items have students answer a question by filling in the numbers and symbols on a grid. All users can create basic grids where the columns are identical. School and district users can also use the advanced option to customize the columns.

Custom Columns: Custom column configurations enable you to easily create custom griddable layouts to match what a student might see on state or other standardized tests. For example, if the standardized test includes 3 columns of numbers, followed by a decimal and 2 more columns of numbers, you can configure your GradeCam form to match.

Note:This option is not available on free single-teacher accounts. See the related article on how to upgrade to a paid single-teacher account.


Texas Users: If your standards are set to Texas state standards there are additional options that align to the STAAR Test covered in another article.



2.1 Select the "Assignments" tab.

2.2 Select the assignment name you want to change the format of the answer bubbles.

2.3 Check the box before each question you want to change the format of the answer bubbles.

2.4 Select the "Edit" button to open the question editor.

2.5 Select "Number Grid" from the Type field.

2.6 Select "Advanced" from the Column Configuration field.

2.7 Use the "Add Column" link to add additional columns.

2.8 In each column type the desired characters which are listed in the tip at the top.

2.9 Columns can be moved or removed using the directional arrows and minus icon next to each column configuration.

2.10 Check the "Column Preview" image to make sure everything is formatted correctly.

2.11 Then, select the "Back" link to return to the question editor.

2.12 Type in the answer. A warning message will appear if the answer entered is not supported by the current column configuration.

2.13 Either change the answer or use the "Edit" link to make changes to the columns if needed.

2.14 If a range of answers is acceptable, type the "% Tolerance" and review the range of acceptable answers.

2.15 Weight the value of the item by editing the "Points."

2.16 Align the question to standards if desired.

2.17 Move to another question with the "Previous" and "Next" buttons or "Save" and "X" out of the window.

03. Texas STAAR Advanced number grid

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