OneNote Windows App Allowing Super Math Functionality for the Classroom

It is no secret my absolute favourite application is Microsoft’s OneNote. I typically use OneNote 2016 as part of the Office program package. When I upgraded to the 2016 version, I was somewhat disappointed to find I no longer had the math add-in that worked with OneNote 2013 . But as I have more recently started to use the OneNote native app, available to download from the Windows store,  I was delighted to see it comes with super math functionality.

To share some highlights of the key features, I have created a short demo video made using the Recording tab in PowerPoint 2016 (Another go-to feature I love!).

The video below demonstrates solving an equation, graphing a function, highlighting critical points on the graph of the function, as well as having OneNote generate step-by-step solutions.

To take a short course, Independent Learning with Math Tools in OneNote,  join the Microsoft Educator Community and go to https://education.microsoft.com/courses-and-resources/courses/independent-learning-with-math-tools-in-onenote.

Both PowerPoint 2016 and OneNote include the ruler function which is an absolute treasure for the Math class. It allows you to easily draw lines and angles. Have a look below to see how I used it recently in a lesson on sketching quadratic parabola.

A new feature for those of you using Learning Tools’ Immersive Reader is the the release of an update which will allow OneNote to read out math notation! Have a look at the following post under the section titled Helping Students Read Math Problems with Immersive Reader at https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2018/10/microsoft-made-by-dyslexia-help-dyslexic-students-thrive/ . I hope to blog about this soon after I’ve tried it out!

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