Power up the math experience in Moodle

MathType for Moodle

Type and handwrite mathematical notation in Moodle with MathType. The popular equation editor for MS Word is now available in your preferred LMS.

Easy user experience that will boost your productivity. Include math equations in assignments, questions or communications between users. Making the best of it with handwriting recognition in touch screens.

MathType experience is also available in Google Suite or Microsoft Office. Our subscription model allows you to enjoy the same quality solution in your LMS and word processor. Smooth the learning curve of math tools with a unified experience.

ChemType is a flavour of MathType designed to help you work with chemical notation. A personalized toolbar with the common chemical symbols but also a different user experience adapted to chemical notation needs. Look for the ChemType icon.

Wiris Quizzes for Moodle

Computer based grading of math and science questions. Random parameters and graphics in your STEM quizzes. Handwrite the answer in touch screens. Discover a large collection of free exercises at www.STEMcollection.com.

Insert mathematical equations and chemical formulas

Your web pages can contain mathematical equations or chemical formulas. Launch MathType with a simple click and work with a visual (WYSIWYG) editor to create or modify your expressions.

Empower the module Quiz with mathematics

Moodle Quiz allows you to create questionnaires for your students. If you would enjoy such features as randomised data and automatic evaluation and feedback, then WIRIS quizzes is your solution. This component enhances the existing question types of Moodle with the power of mathematics:

  • Student answers are automatically evaluated and their feedback is provided taking into account the randomness of the question and that of the answer!
  • The evaluation checks for mathematically equivalent answers to the expected, but not exactly the expected solution. For example, if the solution were «math xmlns=¨http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML¨»«msup»«mi»x«/mi»«mn»2«/mn»«/msup»«mo»-«/mo»«mn»1«/mn»«/math», we want the system to interpret «math xmlns=¨http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML¨»«mfenced»«mrow»«mi»x«/mi»«mo»+«/mo»«mn»1«/mn»«/mrow»«/mfenced»«mo»§#183;«/mo»«mfenced»«mrow»«mi»x«/mi»«mo»-«/mo»«mn»1«/mn»«/mrow»«/mfenced»«/math» as a correct answer. This can only be achieved via a calculation engine as WIRIS.
  • Check the format of the answer provided by the student: request it to be simplified, factorised, etc. in Moodle 2.
  • You keep full control over random data (create a random matrix with a set range, for example, or a polynomial with a double root).
  • Add 2D or 3D graphics in your questions, answers and feedback.
  • The teacher decides if the student has access to a calculation engine to introduce the answer.
  • The production and modification time of the exercises is reduced to the minimum through simple and visual edition.


Technical overview

Moodle 2 & Moodle 3

  • Moodle filter
  • Plugin for ATTO
  • Plugin for TinyMCE

Moodle 1.9

MathType comes with a WYSIWYG interface based on HTML and Javascript.

  • New icon in the toolbar
  • Handwriting recognition for mobile devices. Works with iPad and other tablets.
  • Accesibility text automatically included in math formulas.
  • LaTeX support
  • Interface requests images to a web-service
  • Images are stored in a cache folder

Wiris Quizzes

  • Include new question types in Moodle
  • Interface requests answers evaluation to a math engine through a web-service