Math Assist can intelligently recognise math equations from your handwriting in any Goodnotes 6 notebook. However, it may occasionally miss recognise some equations due to potential errors. If this happens, please review the following possible issues.

### Check that Math Assist is turned on

To use Math Assist, __make sure to turn Math Assist on__ by tapping on the *Pen* icon > *Math Assist* and toggle *Suggestions *on. Math Assist is turned off by default, so it is important to switch it on before solving equations!

*Note: Math Assist is only available in notebooks where the language is set to English.*

### Check your handwriting

If you are using a supported device and topic, Math Assistance may occasionally not recognise your handwriting as maths equations. This should be a rare occurrence, and can be avoided by writing in straight lines with clearly distinguished numbers. If required, you can edit the LaTex to correct a recognised location.

If parts of your handwriting are not being detected, try moving them so that they are highlighted together. For example, moving the limit below to include it in the equation:

### How can I check my handwritten math is recognised correctly?

Tapping on any math line will show the recognition result of your handwritten math. Check that this math is recognised correctly.

### Check that Math Assist is available on your device

Math Assist is available on the following devices:

App |
Goodnotes 6 only |

Devices |
iPad & iPhone, Mac |

iOS Versions |
iOS 18 (new), 17, 16 |

macOS Versions |
Sequoia 15 (new), Sonoma 14, Ventura 13 |

If there are related math lines being used for this calculation, tap each line individually to find the source of misrecognition

*Note: Math Assist is only available in notebooks where the language is set to English.*

### Check that the topic is supported

We are always working on improving this feature, however currently, Math Assist is only able to support the following topics:

- Simple arithmetic
- Simple algebra
- System of equations
- Quadratic, cubic and quartic equations
- Trigonometry
- Logarithm and exponential functions
- Other transcendental functions
- Summation and product
- Scientific notation
- Basic complex numbers
- Functions
- Polynomials
- Limits
- Differentiation - Leibniz notation

Normal differentiation - Higher-order derivatives (known bug)
- Differentiation - Lagrange notation
- Integration

**Not** **supported**

- Calculus
- Matrix Algebra
- Anything relating to shapes.
- Anything that includes geometry.
- Anything with mathematical inequalities.

### If you are using Goodnotes for Education MDM

Check that Math Assist has not been disabled by your institution's admin.

### Contact support

If you are having consistent issues with Math Assist or are unable to resolve an issue with the above steps, please send a screenshot and short description to our customer support team.