John McGowan, Product Manager

EquatIO® is now Free for Teachers!

As an early holiday present to all of you incredible teachers out there, we are excited to announce that EquatIO is now FREE for teachers!

EquatIO is our easy-to-use software solution that enables students at all levels to create digital equations, formulas, geometric shapes, graphs and more directly on their computer or Chromebook.

Our goal in launching EquatIO earlier this year was to truly make math digital and accessible for all students. As EquatIO’s popularity has grown, we’ve come to realize that in order to achieve this goal, we simply must allow all teachers to use all features of EquatIO for free.

After all, how can a student fully benefit if the teacher is limited in how they can engage their students? That’s why we have decided to make EquatIO free for teachers.

Through our Free for Teachers program, teachers will be able to get the following premium features at no additional cost:

  • Unlimited handwriting recognition
  • Math, Chemistry and Formula Prediction
  • Integration in Google Forms, Slides, Sheets & Drawings
  • Dynamic graphing
  • Shapes input in EquatIO mathspace
Plus, we are constantly adding new features to EquatIO, so as those become available, you will get them for free as well!

Here’s how it works:

If you are a teacher and do not already have EquatIO, head to our website and install it on the platform or platforms of your choice. Pro tip: Don’t forget what email address you used to install EquatIO - this will come in handy later. Once you’ve installed EquatIO, you can then register for Free for Teachers.

If you are a teacher and already have a subscription to EquatIO (either the 30-day trial of premium or the free version), all you have to do is register!

To register, visit and fill out the form with all the required information. Be sure to use the same email address that you used to install EquatIO! If you are interested in trying our literacy support tool, Read&Write, you can sign up to get it free-of-charge through this form as well.

That’s it! Once confirmed, your EquatIO subscription will automatically be converted into a Free for Teachers premium license.

We hope you enjoy!


pankaj kumari 14/01/2021 18:38:34
I used equatio many times but now recently it is not visible in google forms. I tried it and do all things like that I removed it and added it again and again from the google chrome extensions. But after that also it is not visible in the google forms.

Could you please help me to resolve my problem.

thank you.

Laura Nixon 14/01/2021 21:53:01
Hi Pankaj - sorry to hear that. If you contact the team will be able to look into the issue and get it resolved for you. Thanks!

Deena Kimmel 15/01/2021 13:51:14
Hi Pankaj - It sounds like your account may have switched to the freemium version, which does not support EquatIO in Google Forms. Please contact, and they can make sure you're set up correctly. Thanks!

Seol Kyoung Mi 21/12/2020 19:53:14

Lunes Marnag 10/12/2020 05:16:48
I signed up before when I practice using it but now I can't sign in again. Can I still avail for free?

Deena Kimmel 10/12/2020 13:54:56
Hi Lunes - Yes, you should still have access. Please email and they'll help you get set up. Thanks!

Jad Yehya 21/11/2020 16:00:28
I am a Mathematics and Physics teacher from Lebanon. Thank you for all your
work to help teachers.

Alejandro 19/11/2020 21:06:42
Good afternoon, I am interested to know if as a teacher of a public school I can acquire this application for free. I am from Argentina. Yours sincerely.
Alejandro Gutierrez

Deena Kimmel 20/11/2020 14:02:13
Yes, Alejandro! You definitely can! Here's the link to the form: Enjoy!

Kat 31/10/2020 14:57:56
Many of my teachers use EquatIO and are now getting the message that their free trial has expired. Help!

Deena Kimmel 02/11/2020 13:10:50
Hi Kat - Have they all signed up for Free for Teachers via this form: If they have and are still getting that notice, please email and they'll be able to take a look at what's going on. Thanks!

Catherine Rosenberg 10/10/2020 16:48:31
If a teacher has the pro-version and the students are past the 30 day pro version trial can they still access entering math formulas into a teacher created google form that is shared with them??

Deena Kimmel 13/10/2020 15:51:01
Hi Catherine - The students will be able to see that math images that the teacher has included in the Google Form, but they will not be able to use EquatIO to respond. Thanks!

Jennifer Mari-Wyka 06/10/2020 12:45:40
Great extension!! Huge fan! Teaching virtually it's helped a lot with students being able to show their work. I see that I can register for the free Teacher program but would that also enable my students to use it?

Deena Kimmel 06/10/2020 16:40:25
Hi Jennifer - Thank you for your comments. We're so glad EquatIO has been helping out this year. If you sign up for Free for Teachers, it won't impact the status of your students' licenses. So, if they are still within the first 30 days of using EquatIO, they'll continue to get all of the premium features for free. After 30-days, they will still have access to the free version of EquatIO. If your school/district would like students to have access to the premium version, we have a variety of licensing options that can be purchased based on the needs of the school/district. If you'd like to learn more, please fill out the Contact Us form. Thank you!

silva michel 29/09/2020 19:46:18
I was wondering how to use equatio for Chemistry on google form. superscripts, subscripts and chemical equations for example. Thank you.

Deena Kimmel 01/10/2020 12:42:36
Hi Silva - Here is a quick video to use the Chemistry prediction in EquatIO: While it focuses on Google Docs, the process is the same in Google Forms. Hope that helps!

margarita Nicastro 16/09/2020 14:07:59
Quería consultarles porque soy docente y aunque completé el formulario nunca conseguí bajar EquatlO en forma gratuita para profesores, sólo lo logré como prueba.
Les pido ayuda pues me parece de mucha utilidad y no sé cómo solucionar el problema.
Saludos y desde ya muchas gracias

Deena Kimmel 16/09/2020 14:26:10
Por favor envíe un correo electrónico!

Sunny Yoon 11/09/2020 06:08:33
I filled up the free form for teachers. But I can recieve any answer from Equatio. I downloaded Equatio but it doesn't work in google form & doc. Please help me.

Deena Kimmel 11/09/2020 16:32:42
Hi Sunny - Could you please email They'll be able to help make sure your'e set up correctly. Thanks!

neekita shah 06/09/2020 18:18:35
I can't fill up the form for free for teachers subscription because it doesn't accept personal google email account. I'm from India teaching in a small private school

Deena Kimmel 08/09/2020 15:15:26
Hi neekita - Please fill out our Contact Us form and someone will be in touch: Thank you!

bashir ahmed 06/09/2020 09:40:45
Good for google form

Marcio Antonio Santillan 06/09/2020 04:01:14
Hi. I am Marco, from Bolivia from the rural area, the application is blocked, how can I access the equatio application again?
thanks for the info

Deena Kimmel 08/09/2020 15:16:48
Hi Marcio - Please contact our support team at They'll be able to help look into this for you! Thanks!

Suanne 02/09/2020 02:28:44
I am a teacher and have added the extension, it’s great! My students have also added it but it doesn’t always allow them to use it... curious why??

Deena Kimmel 02/09/2020 13:16:49
Hi Suanne - Glad to hear you are enjoying EquatIO. We're sorry to hear you are having issues with the student licenses. Can you please email They'll be able to take a look to see what the problem might be. Thanks!

Mindy McCoy 26/08/2020 17:43:04
What come in the free student package. Is it enough for them to write fractions and square roots? We have it on all of our student chromebooks right now but I am curious what will stay and what will disappear after the free trial?

Deena Kimmel 26/08/2020 19:01:49
Hi Mindy - You can find a break-down of premium and freemium features at the bottom of the EquatIO web page: Let us know if you have any more questions. Thanks!

Rosa 25/08/2020 15:46:12
Teachers have other ways to make math equations and symbols or pictures but if we are trying to determine if a student understands what we are teaching they need to be able to write mathematically. So this leads to my question: why is equatIO NOT free for students????

Deena Kimmel 26/08/2020 15:02:51
Hi Rosa - Thank you for your comments and question. There is a free version of EquatIO that students can use. If schools/districts would like their students to have access to the premium version, we have a variety of licensing options that can be purchased based on the needs of the school/district. If you'd like to learn more, please fill out the Contact Us form. Thank you!

sudha 24/08/2020 10:38:34
Its very useful in writing mathematical equations.

Pedro Natividad 23/08/2020 05:03:51
quiero equatio gratuito, soy docente

Deena Kimmel 26/08/2020 15:04:37
Hola, Puede registrarse para obtener una cuenta gratuita aquí:

Elena Rubio 29/07/2020 08:08:13
I just signed up for my FREE teacher account! Yippee!! Do my students need to sign up for an account as well? If so, how can I help them?

Deena Kimmel 30/07/2020 12:57:49
Hi Elena! Thanks for signing up! Your students can access the premium version of EquatIO for 30-days, after which they will get the free version with limited features. If you'd like your students to have the premium versions, we have a pilot program, or we can discuss licensing with your school/district. Thanks!

José de Jesús Alberto Gómez Durán 21/07/2020 03:49:27
Thanks for your "price less" and magnificent program. Like we say in México "está chingón". Really, you opened my horizons really wide new view. And of course, I want to still using it. Please let me know wath I need to do for still using this extraordinary software. Thanks a lot.

Deena Kimmel 21/07/2020 13:08:30
Thanks for your kind words! Here is the link to the form you need to fill out to set up your Free for Teacher account: Thank you!

MARVEN MANZANO 20/07/2020 02:12:10
I just want to ask if this is also available and free in the Philippines.

Deena Kimmel 20/07/2020 12:10:54
Hi Marven - Yes, if you are a teacher in the Philippines you can get EquatIO for free by filling out the free for teacher form: Thanks!

Muhammad Zafar Iqbal 10/07/2020 06:23:10
I am university teacher and I used equatio for teaching purpose

Alvaro Rafael Yepez Buelvas 22/06/2020 02:57:00
Hola Buenas Noches; me gustaría tener esta herramienta (EquatIO), y así tener una mejor manera para enseñar a mis estudiantes.

Agradecería ese favor.

S Hanna 22/06/2020 08:44:11
Hola, Puede registrarse para obtener una cuenta gratuita aquí:, Shauna

RENE QUISPE 14/06/2020 21:56:56

rene 14/06/2020 21:52:14

Teacher Glenn 06/06/2020 05:24:50
I can't fill up the form for free for teachers subscription because it doesn't accept personal google email account. Why? I'm from Philippines teaching in a small private school and planning to transfer teaching in a public school.

Deena Kimmel 09/06/2020 13:11:41
Sorry about that. Can you please email They'll be able to help get you set up! Thanks!

Juan 27/05/2020 21:56:52
Soy profesor lo necesito

Ana Chen 27/05/2020 11:54:02
Hola. Me gustaría tener ésta herramienta para realizar y enviar trabajos relacionados con la escritura de las Ciencias básicas como química y matemática. Gracias.

S Hanna 27/05/2020 22:05:29
Hola. EquatIO es la herramienta que necesitas. Regístrate gratis usando el enlace de arriba, Shauna

Marge Nunes 26/05/2020 18:41:36
Is this also for free for teachers in South Africa .Regards mrs. Nunes

Deena Kimmel 27/05/2020 12:03:25
Yes! It's free for teachers in South Africa too! Enjoy!

sheetal garg 24/05/2020 09:27:39
I am not able to access the free premium version for teachers. i have also signed up through the Free for Teachers form and it's more than a day, i havn't got any confirmation e-mail. Please help me out!

Deena Kimmel 26/05/2020 13:34:12
Hi Sheetal! Can you please contact They'll be able to take a look at your license and make sure everything is set up correctly. Thank you!

Max Chavez 12/05/2020 14:52:07
Buen día,
Solicito el uso de EquatIO para profesores.
Un saludo desde el Perú

Deena Kimmel 12/05/2020 16:49:09
Here is the link:

Melanie Bienstock 07/05/2020 04:17:01
Hi. As all of the above have said, I am only getting equatio for google docs, not forms etc.. and also the handwriting recognition that I had under the free version must’ve expired? So, I signed up for the premium subscription and I got a confirmation email, Is that the same as an activation email because I still cannot access equatio for google forms .. I really could use this remote learning. I had it for a few weeks and it just disappeared! I guess the fee version expired, So, are you going to tell me to email the address you told the ones above me? Thanks so much !!!

Deena Kimmel 07/05/2020 12:26:51
Hi Melanie - It can take up to 24 hours for the Free for Teachers subscription to come into affect. If after 24 hours you still don't have access, yes, you should email Thank you!

Leandro Gabriel Cino 30/04/2020 14:41:13
quisiera conseguir la licencia para docente de equatio, para utilizar con mis alumnos

Deena Kimmel 30/04/2020 15:57:47
Here is the link:

Deena Kimmel 30/04/2020 15:58:06
Here is the link:

Long 26/04/2020 14:38:47
The product is great, thanks.

I have no problem connecting my ipad to equatio to insert equations but cannot seem to switch over to insert into google docs.Can you help with this? Thanks.

Deena Kimmel 27/04/2020 12:47:36
Hi Long - Are you using EquatIO Mobile on your iPad?

Luis Felipe Zúñiga Salinas 25/04/2020 19:43:30

Ivan Robalino Belesaca Morocho 24/04/2020 21:36:29
Agradezco por permitirme compartir a través del software EquatIO, y compartir de mejor manera la enseñanza con mis estudiantes de la Universidad de Cuenca-Ecuador.

Jim Sligar 23/04/2020 23:59:37
Hi, do you have a user guide on how to use EquatiO on an Ipad or within Ipad apps.

Deena Kimmel 24/04/2020 12:57:54
Hi Jim - Our current integration with ipads is through EquatIO mathspace, which you can access by going to in Safari. Here is a guide to mathspace: Let us know if you have any more questions!

Juan Ruben Cueva 20/04/2020 18:02:08
I am a teacher and I would like to be able to access a premium version so that I can use it for my virtual classes.
Thank you

Deena Kimmel 20/04/2020 18:39:41
Hi Juan,

Here is the link to the form you need to fill out to set up your Free for Teacher account: Thank you!

marina 17/04/2020 20:17:15
Ho compilato il modulo per insegnanti ma non viene attivata la funzione EQUATIO sui Moduli google.
Cosa posso fare?

Deena Kimmel 20/04/2020 12:27:19
Please email our Support Team at They'll be able to look into this for you. Thanks!

Adam Brown 13/04/2020 21:15:16
I am having the same issue as many as I can not use my free equatIO for teachers in Google forms. If you can help me please! Thanks!

Deena Kimmel 14/04/2020 13:25:41
Hi Adam! Can you please contact They'll be able to take a look at your license and make sure everything is set up correctly. Thank you!

David Woodside 05/04/2020 17:11:48
I followed the process for getting the free-for-teachers EquatIO , but I'm not seeing all of the features that the introduction video says should be available. Thanks!

Deena Kimmel 06/04/2020 13:06:08
Hi David! Can you please contact They'll be able to take a look at your license and make sure everything is set up correctly. Thank you!

Rose 03/04/2020 15:39:47
I thought this was my saving grace and was so excited to incorporate this into my assessments while we are distance learning... My students just informed me that they are not able to type mathematical expressions into the google forms I created :( Is there anything you can do during this difficult time? Asking my students to purchase a premium account is not an option during this time of crisis. Please help!

Deena Kimmel 03/04/2020 15:46:54
Hi Rose! We'd be more than happy to help you and your students out during this time. If you could please fill out this brief form, someone from you area will reach out ASAP: Thank you!

Nicholas Schuler 25/03/2020 15:32:21
Are students able to use Equatio for free? With the quarantine and distance learning, it would be helpful for them to have this. But I teach in a district where most students could not afford to purchase it.

Deena Kimmel 25/03/2020 15:47:58
Hi Nicholas - We'd be happy to help you out during this unprecedented time. We just need a bit more information from you to make sure we're giving you and your students what you need. So, if you could please fill out this brief form, someone from your area will reach out to you shortly: Thank you!

Sam Chung-Yew 10/11/2019 17:42:20
Before I get Equat10, I am wondering if I need to download the app on my students' devices as well? Or, can they use the functions of Equat10 in the google forms I put it in?


Deena Kimmel 11/11/2019 17:32:41
Hi Sam! Your students do not need to have EquatIO on their computers to see the equations that you've put into Google Forms. However, if you want them to be able to respond with EquatIO in Google Forms, they will need to have the premium version of EquatIO installed on their computers. Let us know if you need any more information. Thanks!

Erin Henley 31/10/2019 18:27:46
Can you use EquatIO in google forms with the free teacher account? I signed up but it will not work.

Deena Kimmel 01/11/2019 13:34:30
Hi Erin! Yes, you should be able to use EquatIO in Google Forms with the premium, free for teacher account. Please contact and they can look into what may be causing the issue. Thanks!

Daniel Maas 05/01/2018 19:10:26
Thank you!




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