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  • 1.  Looking for math equation editors for Google Workspace

    Posted 11-20-2023 15:12

    We are 1:1 Chromebooks for students and have some teachers who use a Chromebook for their staff device as well. While we don't have an estimated timeline for when all teachers might be using Chromebooks instead of Windows machines, we are looking to find ways to support our high school math department with that end in mind. What tools are your math departments using in Google Workspace? Two of our current pain points are matrices and geometry constructions. Bonus points for any tools that also integrate with Canvas. 

    Some tools we're currently testing:

    Auto-LaTeX Equations – Docs & Slides Add-on

    Built-in equation editor in Docs

    Equatio – Chrome extension

    GeoGebra 3D Calculator – Docs & Slides Add-on

    GeoGebra Graphing Calculator – Docs & Slides Add-on

    Hypatia Create – Docs, Slides, & Forms Add-on

    MathType – Docs & Slides Add-on


    Kate Masterson
    Assistant Director of Digital Security & Privacy
    Carmel Clay Schools
    Carmel, IN

  • 2.  RE: Looking for math equation editors for Google Workspace

    Posted 11-21-2023 06:49

    The built-in equation editor in Docs is not bad, but depending on what you want to do it may or may not meet your needs. MathType was the go-to for years but it's faded in the last couple of years. There's no one at my district that uses it anymore, so I stopped purchasing it. I personally used the LaTeX add-on in another district; it was handy but clunky. In my current district, we don't use it at all. 

    We use Equatio, which has the added benefit of the assistive features for students(equation to text, etc). GeoGebra is a great tool, and you can embed it into Schoology and Canvas. Desmos is useful, and I believe there's an LTI integration with Canvas, but if not you can still embed or post a URL. We also use Delta Math which integrates with Schoology and Canvas. 

    Good luck,

    Suzanne (former math teacher, current Technology Coordinator)

    Suzanne Lee-Ciambra Instructional Technology Coach/Director
    Technology Department Coordinator
    Hanover High School

  • 3.  RE: Looking for math equation editors for Google Workspace

    Posted 11-21-2023 10:19

    We use Delta Math and Equatio. Equatio is coming out with more updates soon to make things run more intuitively. hHere is the link for their updates. I don't have personal experience with either tool, but between the two, I don't hear any complaints from our K-12 staff. 

    Daven Hunsicker
    Technology Director
    Invest Collegiate (Buncombe)