scantron

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While I’m not going back to school as a teacher this year, I am putting together lessons to be sold on TeachersPayTeachers. Now that I’m packaging some of Lisa’s quizzes with extensive matching, I wanted to see if I could take her A-O lists and turn them into scantron matching lists. Buyers like to know if the whole test can be Scantron or not. 

Since I didn’t readily find a list of scantron letter combinations to use for a large matching test, I guess I’ll just post it myself in case anyone is in need. Anyone who is a mathmagician might have a longer list than the 30 I got, but here’s my list. If I’m wrong, please add others in a facebook comment. My initial answer was 25, but then I started to see a couple more here and there. Honestly, if you’re using this many in a single matching, you might want to break it up into sections, anyhow.  

OK, my list is now 31 because Jarrett found that I had missed bde, which I have added in the appropriate place. Strangely enough, that's the exact number of Mexican States, so there you go, Geography of North America teachers. 

Just after I got this list completed, I found a Call of the Wild test Lisa wrote with a 41-question matching section. Since I now know that 41 is out of reach, I turned it into two 20-ish question matching sections. And I got to use quite a few of the combinations below.

 

a

b

c

d

e

ab

ac

ad

ae

bc

bd

be

cd

ce

de

abc

abd

abe

acd

ace

ade

bcd

bce

bde

cde

abcd

abde

abce

acde

bcde

abcde

 

No teacher should ever use all of these combinations in one matching section. However, I could see it for some kind of school elections.