Students can input mathematical equations using either handwriting recognition or our maths toolbar.

## Maths toolbar

The maths input toolbar makes it easy to add elements to equations like exponents, square roots, fractions, Greek letters and more.

- Type numbers and algebraic variables using your keyboard.
- Click anything on the toolbar to insert it into your equation, then type into the gaps.
- Most elements have a shortcut code you can type instead of clicking them in the toolbar, for example
`*`

for multiplication or`\sqrt`

for square root. Hover your mouse over the element to see its shortcut code. - Click the down arrow to see different versions of elements, for example cube or nth roots, along with their shortcut codes.

## Handwriting recognition

On touchscreen devices, you can use handwriting recognition. Write your equation on the grid and it will be automatically recognised and converted to text.

Click *Use handwriting *or *Use keyboard* to change between the two input modes.