Using the App Nuten in Digital Math Activities in High School Math Class

Several years ago I was trying to figure out a way that my Calculus class could insert actual math symbols into a Google Slides activity we were collaborating on.  I came across this app called Nuten (say it out loud, you'll see why it's name is Nuten LOL!) that really served our purposes.

I realized I never blogged about here we go!

First, I am sure there are other ways that students can get math notation into Google Slides - including just writing the equation down, taking a picture, and inserting it.  But, I was trying to get them to practice with math equation editors.  The class I was doing this with was filled with students who wanted to major in a hard science or engineering, so I figured that they should at least be familiar with the idea of an equation editor.

If you're interested in the app, it's free and I got it in the Apple App Store.  I have Apple products, so I am sorry to say, I don't know if this is also available on Android.

After you download and open the app, you will see a screen like this - it looks like your typical equation editor.

The equation editor is fairly user friendly if you are familiar with equation editors.  It took a bit of time for my students to experiment and understand how to type things in.  But, after they played around with for a little while, they got pretty good and quick with it.

The best part about this app is that it provides an easy way for my students to get the equations into google slides.  They can save the picture of the equation to their camera roll and then insert it into google slides.

My entire reason for finding and using this app was so we could complete this assignment about finding the area between curves.  Each student was given a set of equations and asked to graph them in Desmos.  Using Desmos, they also had to find the points of intersection.  Once they found the graphs, they then used Nuten to type out the integral setup to find the area between the curves.

As you can see from the above, students were able to successfully type in the integral setup - complete with limits of integration.  They were also able to type in the setup for finding the value of the antiderivatives.
In this era of an increasing amount of digital learning, I think that I will use Nuten even more this year!

Interested in this activity?   It is available in my store in Digital Task Card Form - see it here:

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