# Equatio How-to Articles

# Insert Math With Handwriting Recognition

Users of Equatio can utlilize the Handwriting Recognition input method for annotating math on a scratch pad area from within the toolbar. The canvas window for writing on can be dragged up or down depending on the amount of space one might need to record their work. Keep in mind that the purpose of this tool is to give students an alternate way to do their math. You can write one line of math and then begin writing directly underneath it to make math on line two. If the handwriting is unrecognizable and transcribes the math into the wrong symbol or wrong number, simply scribble it out to erase it and re-record the annotation. You may also go into our editor box and use your keyboarding skills to fix or adjust errors. Please note, once you click in the math editor box, you will lose all the handwriting on the left hand side. Handwriting Recognition simply gives students alternate ways to showcase their understanding. It will not recognize all math terms or symbols so for more complex items, you may want to defer to typing out the math back in the Equatio Equation Editor.