Saturday, February 1, 2014

Inserting Math Symbols

Recently, a teacher shared her frustration with having to handwrite the division symbol into all the math equations on worksheets and assessments.  Many types of symbols are provided with Google and Microsoft Word including fractions, commutation symbols, arrows, shapes and much more.

When using a Google document:
Insert/Equation - then a tool bar of Equation options will appear at the top of your document.  Click the small triangle to the right of each symbol to give you even more symbol choices!  Then click on the symbol you want.

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When using Microsoft Word:
Insert/Symbol/Symbol Browser - then a small window of options will appear on the right side of your screen.  Click and drag the desired symbol into your document!

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