learning tools reading math symbols
We would like to use OneNote to read math tests except it doesn't seem to read the math symbols from a PDF document using the immersive reader.
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3 comments

Victoria commented
Thank you for your suggestion! Our team will be looking into what we can do.

Anonymous commented
It would be tremendous if Dictate could recognize math terminology and create expressions for students. E.g., square root of 9 equals 3 would create the expression, rather than the terminology/verbatim text. Maybe as part of a language option?
Thank you! You folks do tremendous work!

Andrea Rose commented
I would actually add to this. The dictation in learning tools needs to be able to write equations.
I have a student who has Dyspraxia, which makes it so they can't use his hands to write.
I am trying to set the student up in Win10 with OneNote 2016 so they can stop using Dragon and use the windows system as an accessibility tool. Works great for most things; however, I can't seem to get math to work.
The student is in Algebra 2 and I thought they would be able to use the insert equation feature with either the dictation software in OneNote learning tools (which is one of the best I have found) or with the speech recognition in Win10; however, I have not been successful in using either.
Ideally the student would be able to just speak an equation like any of the examples below, with the understanding he would have to memorize a list of commands.
Students need the equal access to:
work with formulas like the quadratic formula
Solving formulas in multiline format for X or Y
Graph
complete homework in higher math classes