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!


margarita Nicastro 9/16/2020 2:07:59 PM
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 9/16/2020 2:26:10 PM
Por favor envíe un correo electrónico!

Sunny Yoon 9/11/2020 6:08:33 AM
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 9/11/2020 4:32:42 PM
Hi Sunny - Could you please email They'll be able to help make sure your'e set up correctly. Thanks!

neekita shah 9/6/2020 6:18:35 PM
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 9/8/2020 3:15:26 PM
Hi neekita - Please fill out our Contact Us form and someone will be in touch: Thank you!

bashir ahmed 9/6/2020 9:40:45 AM
Good for google form

Marcio Antonio Santillan 9/6/2020 4:01:14 AM
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 9/8/2020 3:16:48 PM
Hi Marcio - Please contact our support team at They'll be able to help look into this for you! Thanks!

Suanne 9/2/2020 2:28:44 AM
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 9/2/2020 1:16:49 PM
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 8/26/2020 5:43:04 PM
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 8/26/2020 7:01:49 PM
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 8/25/2020 3:46:12 PM
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 8/26/2020 3:02:51 PM
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 8/24/2020 10:38:34 AM
Its very useful in writing mathematical equations.

Pedro Natividad 8/23/2020 5:03:51 AM
quiero equatio gratuito, soy docente

Deena Kimmel 8/26/2020 3:04:37 PM
Hola, Puede registrarse para obtener una cuenta gratuita aquí:

Elena Rubio 7/29/2020 8:08:13 AM
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 7/30/2020 12:57:49 PM
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 7/21/2020 3:49:27 AM
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 7/21/2020 1:08:30 PM
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 7/20/2020 2:12:10 AM
I just want to ask if this is also available and free in the Philippines.

Deena Kimmel 7/20/2020 12:10:54 PM
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!

Alvaro Rafael Yepez Buelvas 6/22/2020 2:57:00 AM
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 6/22/2020 8:44:11 AM
Hola, Puede registrarse para obtener una cuenta gratuita aquí:, Shauna

RENE QUISPE 6/14/2020 9:56:56 PM

rene 6/14/2020 9:52:14 PM

Teacher Glenn 6/6/2020 5:24:50 AM
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 6/9/2020 1:11:41 PM
Sorry about that. Can you please email They'll be able to help get you set up! Thanks!

Juan 5/27/2020 9:56:52 PM
Soy profesor lo necesito

Ana Chen 5/27/2020 11:54:02 AM
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 5/27/2020 10:05:29 PM
Hola. EquatIO es la herramienta que necesitas. Regístrate gratis usando el enlace de arriba, Shauna

Marge Nunes 5/26/2020 6:41:36 PM
Is this also for free for teachers in South Africa .Regards mrs. Nunes

Deena Kimmel 5/27/2020 12:03:25 PM
Yes! It's free for teachers in South Africa too! Enjoy!

sheetal garg 5/24/2020 9:27:39 AM
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 5/26/2020 1:34:12 PM
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 5/12/2020 2:52:07 PM
Buen día,
Solicito el uso de EquatIO para profesores.
Un saludo desde el Perú

Deena Kimmel 5/12/2020 4:49:09 PM
Here is the link:

Melanie Bienstock 5/7/2020 4:17:01 AM
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 5/7/2020 12:26:51 PM
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 4/30/2020 2:41:13 PM
quisiera conseguir la licencia para docente de equatio, para utilizar con mis alumnos

Deena Kimmel 4/30/2020 3:57:47 PM
Here is the link:

Deena Kimmel 4/30/2020 3:58:06 PM
Here is the link:

Long 4/26/2020 2:38:47 PM
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 4/27/2020 12:47:36 PM
Hi Long - Are you using EquatIO Mobile on your iPad?

Luis Felipe Zúñiga Salinas 4/25/2020 7:43:30 PM

Ivan Robalino Belesaca Morocho 4/24/2020 9:36:29 PM
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 4/23/2020 11:59:37 PM
Hi, do you have a user guide on how to use EquatiO on an Ipad or within Ipad apps.

Deena Kimmel 4/24/2020 12:57:54 PM
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 4/20/2020 6:02:08 PM
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 4/20/2020 6:39:41 PM
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 4/17/2020 8:17:15 PM
Ho compilato il modulo per insegnanti ma non viene attivata la funzione EQUATIO sui Moduli google.
Cosa posso fare?

Deena Kimmel 4/20/2020 12:27:19 PM
Please email our Support Team at They'll be able to look into this for you. Thanks!

Adam Brown 4/13/2020 9:15:16 PM
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 4/14/2020 1:25:41 PM
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 4/5/2020 5:11:48 PM
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 4/6/2020 1:06:08 PM
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 4/3/2020 3:39:47 PM
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 4/3/2020 3:46:54 PM
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 3/25/2020 3:32:21 PM
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 3/25/2020 3:47:58 PM
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 11/10/2019 5:42:20 PM
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 5:32:41 PM
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 10/31/2019 6:27:46 PM
Can you use EquatIO in google forms with the free teacher account? I signed up but it will not work.

Deena Kimmel 11/1/2019 1:34:30 PM
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!

Linda Faulk 9/29/2018 7:46:28 PM
I signed up and did not get it, so I am unable to use it when I need it.

Deena Kimmel 10/1/2018 1:56:46 PM
Hi Linda! Sorry to hear you weren't able to access the free teacher subscription of EquatIO. Could you please email Someone from our Support Team will be able to get you set up. Thanks!

Colleen Daum 9/17/2018 3:47:37 PM
I had it last year but it is not available this year

Deena Kimmel 9/17/2018 4:43:15 PM
Hi Colleen. You should still be able to get EquatIO for free if you signed up through the Free for Teachers form. Please contact, and they'll be able to set you up. Thanks!

Gabriel Herrera 1/5/2018 2:48:14 PM
Thank you, it looks very good, sorry about my English, I am from Mexico




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