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!


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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