Google confirms showing homework practice problems in search results

Google said this is currently an experiment but will share more details on how publishers can participate later.

While most classrooms were off for the holiday break, Google was spotted testing homework practice problems and quizzes directly in its search results. The special search results seem to come from Toppr, BYJU’S and other after-school learning software companies.

Practice Problems

What it looks like. Here is a screenshot we were able to trigger in Google search on mobile for the term [physics]. As you can see, it shows a question and then multiple choice answers, with the option for a hint.

An experiment. We asked Google about this feature and how publishers can participate. Was Google crawling this content from the web or partnering with certain publishers? “This feature is an experiment we’re running,” a Google spokesperson said, adding, “We’ll share more details about how the ecosystem can participate once it is available more widely.”

It seems like there may be a way to opt-in to show your practice problems in Google Search when this rolls out more widely.

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