How To Insert Equation In Google Slides

Whether you are a student, a teacher, a mathematician, or an engineer, at some point in time, you may need to present mathematical equations on a slide. Google Slides does not directly provide the option to insert equations, but do not worry. In this blog post, we will guide you through a simple method to insert an equation in Google Slides.

Step 1: Start a New Google Slides Document

Navigate to Google Slides ( and start a new presentation. You can also open an existing presentation where you want to insert the equation.

Step 2: Open the Special Characters Box

After you have your Google Slides presentation open, go to the Insert tab on the top. Click Special characters from the dropdown menu. This will open a box with a plethora of special characters that you can use.

Step 3: Choose the Mathematical Symbols

In the Special characters box, you can see a dropdown menu that says Symbol. Click on this and select the Maths option. This opens up a wide range of mathematical symbols that you can use for your equation.

Step 4: Insert the Symbols to Form an Equation

Now all you have to do is select the symbols you need, one by one, and they will be inserted in your slide. You can use the text box to type numbers and variables, and use the special characters box to insert mathematical symbols. This way, you can form your equation.

For example, if you want to write the quadratic equation, you can type ‘x’ from your keyboard, then insert the superscript ‘2’ from the special characters box, then type ‘+’, ‘ax’, ‘+’ and ‘b’ from your keyboard, and finally insert ‘=’ and ‘0’ to complete the equation.

Insert menu -> Special characters -> Symbol -> Maths -> Select symbols -> Type in text box

Step 5: Adjust as Needed

Once your equation is inserted, you may need to adjust the size, positioning, or color to make it visible and appealing. You can do this just as you would with any other text on Google Slides.


While Google Slides does not have a direct feature to insert equations, it is not difficult to do so. Using special characters and simple text input, you can create and insert any equation you need in your slides. Now you can present your mathematical findings or explain complex theories with easy-to-understand slides!