# Inserting Equations

Using the Equation Editor tool built into SLATE, you are able to insert a variety of mathematical expressions directly into your text, including:

- Equations & Inequality Statements
- Fractions
- Roots & Powers
- Trigonometric Operations (sin, cos, tan)
- Set Operations (union, intersection, super/subsets)
- Matrices & Vectors
- Integrals, Derivatives, & Limits
- Summation & Product Notation
- Logical Statements (if then, if and only if, not, and, or, for all, there exists)

You can include these mathematical expressions almost anywhere on SLATE that allows you to enter text, including news items, content files, discussion boards, and quizzes.

Look for the symbol in the text box.

If the text box is smaller and the symbol does not appear, click the symbol to make more options appear.

There are three methods available in SLATE to insert equations into your course:

inserting a Graphical Equation

In this section, we will review:

- using the Graphical Equation toolbar to insert mathematical statements
- the LaTeX commands used to insert mathematical statements
- an introduction to MathML
- using the MyScript Web Equation handwriting tool to insert mathematical statements with MathML or LaTeX