I believe it is important that everyone, especially learners in school, have opportunity to do math work on a computer. For many, pencil and paper is just not viable. Fortunately, the number of digital options is growing. I’ve written about the Equation Editor in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Mathematics Add-in for Word and One-Note, and the equation editor built into Google Docs. In this post, I’m sharing another extremely useful option. This one is an add-in for the Google Chrome browser.
Daum Equation Editor is a free app from the Chrome Web Store that can be added to the Chrome Browser. Once installed, the equation editor can be used even when the computer is not online. Symbols and notation are available for basic equations and expressions, as well as the most complex. Work can be saved as text or image for insertion elsewhere.
In terms of accessibilty, there are some especially helpful features. Font size can be enlarged to 48 pt, and there are multiple options for contrasting the color of the text with the background. This features to support vision challenges are illustrated in the image below.