## Align by equal sign? There's finally a button for that!

Here at Texthelp, we value the input of our users, especially since they’re often the ones finding new and innovative ways to use our tools. So, when EquatIO users asked for increased intuitiveness and better usability within the product (particularly for aligning multiple equations), we jumped straight on it. Here’s a quick rundown of all the new enhancements we’ve made.

## Creating the ‘penny-drop’ moment

More than in any other subject, insight into mathematical concepts comes to pupils in penny-dropping moments. Finding a learning activity that helps to reduce frustrating barriers to understanding is key, whether that be a fun interactive game or a simple diagram. But, with many different learning styles, that sudden moment of realisation comes differently to each and every student, and so the maths lesson becomes a bit more complex. At Texthelp, we wanted to allow students to benefit from the visualisation of mathematical concepts and have the ability to interact with them in real time. We also wanted to give teachers a multitude of ways to engage student minds in relatable ways. That’s why we created EquatIO.

## 8 EquatIO Activities to Celebrate Halloween in your Math Class

At Texthelp, we love Halloween. After all, it gives you the opportunity to take things that are normally scary (spiders, ghosts, clowns) and turn them into something fun. After all, who doesn’t love a good costume party?!

## New look, added accessibility and lots more in the latest EquatIO updates

The EquatIO team has been busily working away, building some awesome new updates to the product for you all to enjoy. In this blog, we’ll show you what’s been going on, but first, it’s about time that we introduced the newest member of the team. It’s me! Keep reading for my full introduction and all the latest updates.

## Back to School: A goldmine of free tips and insights, right at your fingertips

In this last blog of our Back to School series, we outline key themes in which our tools can revolutionise day-to-day teaching and learning, illustrate the versatility of the product features that you’ve invested in, and provide valuable resources for you to explore for Back to School.

## Back to School: A pencil case of digital tools - for all subjects

In this sixth blog in our Back to School series, we’re discussing how Read&Write can be the digital pencil case for all students - across the curriculum, to help you think differently about your lesson planning and the technology that your school has invested in.