How do I write mathematical equations?

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.