Teachers can use math equations in GoSoapBox. If you are already used to creating math equations for use with other applications the process is roughly similar.

## Supported math equation format

- TeX
- MathML

## Support GoSoapBox features

- Poll extended description.
- Poll response choices.
- Discussion extended description.
- Quiz extended description.
- Quiz response choices.

## Step 1: Make sure math formatting is enabled in your Event

From your Event Moderation Panel, go to Enable/Disable Features and make sure Math Formatting is turned on. Note that by default, math formatting is disabled for Events because it increases load time.

## Step 2: Produce your math equation code

Create your equation using TeX or MathML, then paste it into one of the supported GoSoapBox features.

- We recommend using TeX since the total amount of code written tends to be much less than MathML.
- We recommend using inline notation for shorter equations, and display notation for more elaborate equations.

**Here's what you'll see when you put TeX into poll choices.**

Note that we are showing two kinds of TeX inline notation, the \( ... \) version and also a shorthand $ ... $ version.

**Here's what students will see when they go to vote.**

**And then here's what everyone will see on the poll results screen.**

**Additional Considerations**

- There may be a brief delay from when a page is loaded and when your math notations are rendered as formulas. This delay is unavoidable as it takes a moment for your browser to render the special code into the expected math equation.

- If you export the results of your polls or quizzes to a spreadsheet, you will see the raw TeX or MathML code instead of a rendered formula. Excel doesn't know how to render these.

- Math equation formatting receives best-effort support from the GoSoapBox Support Team. We make no guarantees about it working on every device.

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