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OneNote can now graph your math equations on Windows 10

If you need a little help with your math homework, OneNote has picked up a relatively small, but pretty useful update on Windows 10. Initially launched as a way to give you tips on solving difficult math equations lat year, OneNote's Ink math assistant can now draw graphs of your equations for a little extra help.

OneNote will now graph your math equations on Windows 10

Getting started with graphing is a fairly simple process. Microsoft explains (opens in new tab):

  • Begin by writing your equation. For example: y=x+3 or y=sin(x)+cos(2x).
  • Next, use Lasso tool to select the equation and then, on the Draw tab, click the Math button.
  • From the drop-down menu in Math pane, select the option to Graph in 2D. You can play with the interactive graph of your equation—use a single finger to move the graph position or two fingers to change the zoom level.
  • Use + and – buttons to change the values of the parameters in your equation.
  • Finally, click the Insert on Page button to add a screenshot of the graph to your page.

This feature has been in testing with Insiders for a while, so it's good to see it roll out to everyone. If you want to try it out yourself, Microsoft says that the feature is available in OneNote for Windows 10 for Office 365 subscribers now.

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  • These kids have it so easy today! Very cool though.
  • no kidding i was about to say this.  Theres also an app that u use to take a picture of ur problem and it solves it for u.  STEP BY STEP TOO!   LOLOLOL
  • T______T. Lucky them! I had to learn upto 20x20 times table in a different language!
    Under the pretext I'd get a shiny new games console (N64) to play with BUT... I did not. They sure have it easy!
  • Does this need an internet connection to work?
  • I'm  not ashamed to say that this is my favorite app/program on my SP2. It's amazing. 
  • Amazing!!!  
  • Does it graph differential equations or it still is just a gimmick?
  • Wow, wish I had that for school back in the day...
  • Maths
  • Wow! That's a great addition to an already useful app. I use it daily for virtually all my college classes
  • I tried using it with my finger, but it wouldn't work until I dug out my pen. Perhaps by design, but not completely obvious either. Still I had fun. This would have helped when I was taking math.
  • Anyone know if this works as good or better than FluidMath?
  • Ok, so if you don't have the "math" button, then you don't have this feature yet? I downloaded what I thought the  be that latest version.  What version number am I looking for?
  • Is this only for 365 users? I do not see this function in the stock app.
  • My ink to math button disappeared after the latest update. :(
  • Still requires you put all your notes in the hands of fkn microsoft, still useless as garbage to me...
  • Well any app you use you're already putting your data into the hands of someone sooo.... ^_^.
  • Don't kid yourself...
  • Ever heard of analytics, telemetry?
    Developers don't just go on feedback alone or make changes on a whim lol.
  • Ever heard of offline applications, reporting issues to devs when you see fit? There's no fkn need to force 24/7 spyware on anyone. Devs (including me) have long been fixing issues in their apps without that sh*t. But keep bending over for microsoft if you think that's their reasoning behind forcing you to put all your data in their hands, you're their pleasure, lol.
  • Look, if you are concerned about "spyware" you better stop using android and ios completely altogether as well. Along with Siri, Google Now and Cortana. Every request you send is parsed and stored that also means when you use voice commands, your voice, speech patterns, who you are calling, the number being called and also possibly the location of the person you're calling is stored. There is now way to delete, remove that data without jumping through hoops. Pretty soon, with connected appliances corps will have way more data on you then you can fathom. So analytics, telemetry isn't going to decrease it's going to become so entwined with your life whether you like it or not. If you go in to a friend's house for example and they have these appliances... Are you going to become a hermit and live in a tin foil shed? ^_^ lol. I think not. So no need to be over dramatic and no need for that language. You need to understand people are trading privacy for convenience (as long people continue to do this practise will continue). Lastly how on earth do you think all this future tech is going to run and respond to you on personal level? By simply absorbing you entire lifes data that is how T_T. Furthermore when you use any of the devices mentioned, you are giving corps the right to use "your data" as they see fit. Because under most TOS by using the device you agree to be bound by these terms. Thus the moment you picked up a smartphone, you relinquished all rights to "your data". So to end, it's not just Microsoft. It's every body. Oh the windows 10 diagnostic tracking you are concerned about has been back ported. One might as well go back to DOS xD.
  • That looks like the Store app. So what's the ideal OneNote app to use now? I've defaulted to the Office desktop app with Office 365.