I use Google Forms in my class all the time for daily assessments. Google Forms is practically perfect for my needs, but there is one drawback I have encountered. Google Forms lacks a way to use mathematical signs and symbols. This is why you need Equatio. Equatio is a must have chrome extension for all math teachers.
I LOVE how it handles fractions! Equatio is easy to use and integrates well with Google Apps. It gives math teachers so many options, but because I teach upper elementary math I only need the basic equation editor.
How to Use Equatio
Once you have installed the extension, you will see it in your browser.
I typically use Equatio when I’m creating Google Forms assessments for my class. In Google Forms you will see the Equatio icon near the question and as an option for multiple choice answers.
Click on the Equatio icon and the Equatio tool bar will appear at the bottom of your screen. To create basic equations or symbols, click on the Equation Editor (first icon on the left).
Type your equation and then click on “insert math”. Equatio will work it’s magic and your equation will be added as an image to your Google Form.
Look at those perfectly made fractions! Is it weird that this excites me?
Watch the video to see Equatio in action.
If you’re interested in giving Equatio a try, click here. There are several pricing options listed on Equatio’s webpage. However, at the time of this writing, Equatio is free for teachers to use. Be sure to click on this link. It’s hard to find the teacher offer listed on their site.
Equatio has many more features than what I showed. If you want to learn more about this software, visit Equatio’s webpage. Just remember – this is free for teachers so you don’t need the 30 day free trial. Be sure to click on this link to access the premium version.
I don’t have an affliate link for Equatio. I’m just a teacher who is happy that I found a free tool that makes my job a little easier. I want to be able to share that happiness with you and make your job a little easier as well. What do you think? Is Equatio something you think you will use in your class? Test out this math Chrome extension and see how well it works.