Writing equations, fractions or other complex formulas on a computer can be challenging. However, Quizalize offers a simple and quick way to include accurate formulas in both your questions and answers. Here’s an example:

All you need to do is to click the Math Mode button, in the top right corner. The question input screen will then allow you to preview the formulas instantly. As you enter your formulas using the straightforward LaTex format (more information below), these boxes automatically update so you can easily check your work.

Quizalize is built to work with LaTex format equations so all you need to do is type your formula in between two $ symbols. For example:

Typing:

$4x + y = 14$

Turns into this:

As you can see, the text in between the dollar symbols has been transformed into an authentic looking equation.

Remember to **include the second $ **otherwise it will not work.

It is possible to use 2 or more separate equations with text in-between. Simply remember to enclose each part with $ symbols.

Typing:

$4x + y = 14$ and $2x – y = 4$

Turns into this:

Because the “and” was not included inside the $ symbols, it is kept as text. However, let’s see what happens when we forget a $.

Typing:

$4x + y = 14 and $2x – y = 4$ are equations.

Turns into this:

As you can see, the “and” is now part of the first equation and the second equation is no longer transformed, as its initial $ is now closing the first one. Do not worry though because the live preview boxes update as you write, it’s really easy to notice problems and fix them.

**Symbols and operators**

All symbols that are present on your keyboard (+,-,=,% etc.) can be used in Math Mode. There are also plenty of other symbols available which can be accessed with the backslash (“\”) key. For example using greek letters:

Typing:

$\alpha$ and $\beta$ are Greek letters.

Turns into:

**Subscript and superscript**

Subscript can be included using the “_” symbol and superscript using the “^” symbol. If the subscript or superscript is more than one digit long it has to be enclosed in curly brackets. An example:

$\alpha_0$ times $x^{n+2}$ equals $\alpha_0x^{n+2}$

**Fractions**

Fractions can be included using the frac operator. The frac operator has to be followed by two pairs of curly brackets, the first one containing the numerator, the second the denominator. An example:

$\frac{1}{2}$ is less than $\frac{2^3}{x}$ if x is less than 16.

You can include everything you’ve learnt so far inside the curly brackets and Math Mode will automatically turn it into a formatted equation.

**Tip: **Keep an eye on the** preview box **as it will automatically update as you type, so you can easily check if you’ve made any typos or formatting errors.

These are the basic Math Mode options but to unlock even more benefits check out: Additional Math Mode Options.