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What is EquatIO?

Made to help mathematics and STEM teachers and students at all levels, EquatIO® lets everyone create mathematical equations, formulas, Desmos graphs and more on their computer or Chromebook.

Input’s easy. Type, handwrite, or dictate any expression, with no tricky coding or maths languages to master. There’s a huge library of ready-made expressions to save you time, from simple formulas to complex functions. And when you’re done, just add the math to your document with a click.

Equatio instantly turns your thoughts into clear, accurate on-screen formulas. When you type ‘sq’, it knows that you mean ‘square root’. And it listens, too. When you dictate a formula aloud, Equatio is smart enough to ignore ‘umms’, ‘errs’ and other unwanted non-math words.

More than a replacement for pen and paper, Equatio makes math and other STEM subjects engaging and rewarding for every student.


- Easily create math expressions including equations and formulas

- Compatible with Google Docs, Forms, Slides, Sheets & Drawings

- Input via keyboard, handwriting recognition* (via touchscreen or touchpad) and voice dictation

- Guesses what you’re typing or writing - like predictive text on your smartphone

- Hear your math expressions read out loud

- Compatible with LaTeX input for advanced users

- Create interactive digital math quizzes

- Input student responses directly into digital quizzes

- Chemistry formula prediction


CompanyBusiness Name: EquatIO
HQ Location: India
Founded: 2017
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18, 19+
FeaturesEquation EditorGraph EditorHandwriting RecognitionSpeech InputScreenshot Reader
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

EquatIO works inside your most common Google applications such as Docs, Sheets, Slides,Drawings, Forms, and now even Jamboard.

Please note that the following versions of Read&Write are required for this functionality.

For Windows, v11.5.6 OR v12.0.15 and above

For Mac, v6.0.7 OR v7.0.2 and above

Set Up

The first time running EquatIO, you will be prompted to sign in using one of the five providers. Once you have selected your authentication provider, you will be redirected to your provider login page where you can input your email and password. Once this has been entered, you are now authenticated and ready to activate EquatIO.

TrainingIn PersonLive OnlineDocumentationVideos

No training required.

SupportEmailFAQs/ForumKnowledge BasePhone Support

Focused on pupil and teacher outcomes, Texthelp assist the school in gathering results of the process and provides a wealth of technical and pedagogical support.

Home LearningParent Access

Parents can create the account.

EquatIO has a standalone webapp which allows for teachers to instructionally design unique and engaging learning opportunities for students. Students can then respond to those assignments.

EquatIO Pricing

Pricing Plans

Paid Subscription

EquatIO pricing starts from £1 / per-pupil

The price shown is the average price per student, per year, based on a secondary school with an enrollment of 1200 pupils. Annual site licence pricing is based on total school enrolment and the sector. It includes usage for all students on all platforms including Windows, Mac, Chrome and tablets including Android and iPad. Exact final pricing can be quoted bespoke to each institution.

EquatIO is offered on a standard 30-day fully featured trial. Schools can also avail of a structured pilot programme for terms up to 90 days.

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Last updated 18th May 2022