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What is ExamTime?

ExamTime is an online study environment that helps you revise and prepare for exams. It gives you different study tools such as Mindmaps, Flashcards, Notes and Quizzes and allows you to set yourself Study Goal, share and connect with your friends. All of which makes your studying easier and more productive!

To learn more check out our About page.

How do I sign up?

On the ExamTime homepage, enter your details under “Get started, it’s free!” which you can see marked in red below.

ExamTime homepage - free online study tools 1

If you sign up using your email, we will send you a confirmation email, when you receive this you must click on the link inside to activate your account. Once your account is activated you can log in to ExamTime.

If you sign-up via Facebook you will be asked to log in and give ExamTime access to your account. Once your ExamTime and Facebook account are connected you can log in with one click.

I didn’t get a confirmation email. What do I do?

If you didn’t get a confirmation email make sure you check your junk mail just in case.
You can request another confirmation email here

If you don’t open the confirmation email for a few days you might find that the link has expired. If this is the case request a new one.

If you are having trouble clicking on the link in the email then you will find a full URL underneath the button. Copy and paste this in to your browser and you can confirm your account.

How do I Log in?

The login button is located in the top right-hand corner which you can see marked in red below. Click on this and you can then log into ExamTime using either your email account or via Facebook.


I forgot my password and can’t log in. What do I do?

If you can’t remember your password you can request a new one here: https://examtime.com/en/users/password/new

Enter in your email address and follow the instructions from there.

Where Are My Study Resources?

You can find your study resources by:

1. Click on “Subjects” on ExamTime’s header

ExamTime Online Subjects

2. Click on a Subject tile. You will find your study resources divided by Topics as previously specified by you.

Study Subjects and Topics on ExamTime

3. If there are more than 4 resources on a certain topic, click on “More” to view the rest of your resources.

ExamTime Study Subjects and Topics

How do I create a Mind Map?

The create Mind Map button is located in the drop-down menu. Click on this and you’ll be brought straight to a new Mind Map Canvas.

If you create a Mind Map it will be automatically saved to your General subject. However, If you have a subject chosen when you decide to create a Mind Map it will be saved in this subject automatically.

When you first enter a Mind Map you will see your central node. Click on this and a small taskbar will appear under it.

Clicking into the central node and typing will automatically rename the Mindmap

If you drag “+” icon out from the node you can create another node. This will be connected to the central node by a thin strand.

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The ‘T’ icon controls the text within the node; you can make it bigger, bold, italic or change the colour.

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The coloured circle icon allows you to change the colour of the node and any nodes that are attached to it. Use the slider to pick your colour.

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The ‘x’ icon deletes the node any nodes connected to it.

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The paperclip icon allows you to attach another resource to a node for easy access. You can also attach a Snippet, which is a short note. A snippet can only be accessed through the node it’s attached to.

You can also attach a Snippet, which is like a little post-it note. Click on the little notepad icon to access a snippet.

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In the header you will see an ‘Actions’ drop-down. In here you will find options to move your Mind Map to a different Subject or Topic, export it as a PDF or PNG, Report any abuse, Make a copy, Print it or delete the Mind Map entirely.

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Beside the ‘Actions’ drop-down you will see the ‘Share’ drop-down. This works the same way but gives you all your sharing options.

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When sharing with friends you can either share as a read-only or a ‘copy and edit’ version. The read-only option gives your friend what amounts to a snapshot of your resource; they see everything but can add anything new. The ‘copy and edit’ option gives them a copy which they can then edit themselves.

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This works the same for sharing with groups, except for picking friends you pick the group or groups you want to share with!

‘Share Link’ allows you to share a public link to your resource, this can be access by anyone who has the link. You can also embed your resources in a webpage or blog by inserting the embed code in the HTML section of your site.

In the bottom left-hand of the screen you will a slider which will allow you to zoom in and out.

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Here is quick video showing how to create your first Mindmap with ExamTime:

Using these techniques you will be able to create your own Mind Maps in no time. Here is one we made earlier!

How Do I Add An Image To A Mind Map?

In the bottom right-hand corner of the edit screen you will see an ‘add image’ button.

When you add an image it will not be connected to any node. You will be able to insert it anywhere on the canvas.

If you want you can place a node in front or behind the image to make it look like it is connected.

The order in which items appear in a Mind Map depends on the order they were created. So if you want a node to overlay an image it needs to be created after the image is uploaded. Conversely, if you want it to appear behind the image the node needs to be created before the image is uploaded.

image in Mind Maps

What is Tracking on Mind Maps and Notes?

Tracking allows you to easily tick off areas of a Mind Map or Note that you feel you know or that you have completed tasks for.

To access this feature, simply choose the “Show Tracking” button in the view mode of a Mind Map or Note. You now have the ability to tick the corner of nodes or notes. Tick all the nodes or text boxes you have completed or learned. You will notice a small completion box appear on the resource showing an update of the % completed.

To see the completion rate without being in the resource, simple click the info symbol on the resource tile and the % complete rate will show as a pop up window.

performance tracking on Mind Maps

Tracking on Mind Maps and Notes is a useful tool to track your progress as you work through your study material.

How do I create a Flashcard deck?

The create Flashcard button is located in the drop-down menu. Click on this and you’ll be brought straight to a new Flashcard deck.

You will be presented with two boxes. The one on the left is for the front of the card; the one on the right is for the back of the card.

Click on the boxes and enter whatever content you want and click ‘Add to Deck’. You will see the cards you enter appear below. Once here they are automatically saved so don’t worry! You can enter as much cards as you want.

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In the header you will see an ‘Actions’ drop-down. In here you will find options to move your Flashcard deck to a different Subject or Topic, export it as a PDF, Share it with your friends or delete the deck entirely.

When playing your Flashcard deck, you click the buttons to go left and right, turn a card over and shuffle the deck. You can also use keyboard shortcuts to navigate through your deck. The left and right arrow keys will move the deck and the space bar will turn a card over. You can use a touch screen device to navigate the deck too.

Here is a short video that shows how to create a Flashcard deck with ExamTime:

Using these techniques you will be able to create your own Flashcard deck in no time. Here is one we made earlier

How do I add an image into a Flashcard?

When you create a Flashcard you are given the option to choose between text and an image. Click on the Image tab if you want  to add an image . you’ll be promted to click the browse button , from here you can search your computer for the image you want to add.

You can  an so long as it is a .jpg, .gif or .png and below 1MB in size.

Below are some examples of GIFs in a flashcard:


How do I create a Quiz?

Click on the ‘create’ option and you’ll be brought straight to a new quiz screen

A Quiz is a series of questions. As such when making a quiz you’ll be asked to create questions which will become a part of your Quiz.

Click on the ‘create new question’ button to get started. From here you can pick whether the question has only one correct answer or multiple correct answers. You then enter the question, followed by the answers in the boxes below.

Note: You need to mark which answer(s) is correct by clicking the box to right.

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There are 3 question styles:

Multiple Choice: Pick one answer from a given selection

Checkboxes: Select one or more answers from a given selection

True or False: Choose whether the question is true or false

In the header you will see an ‘Actions’ drop-down. In here you will find options to move your Flashcard deck to a different Subject or Topic, Share it with your friends or delete the deck entirely.

When you are happy with your Question and Answers you can add an explanation for future use if you want. Then click save. Repeat this for each question you want in your Quiz.

Click ‘Finish’ when you’re happy with all your questions.

When you’re done you can play the Quiz. You need to select the answer and then confirm your selection before moving on the next question. When you have finished answering all questions you can review all your answers again before seeing your results.

Here is a short video that shows how to make a Quiz with ExamTime:

Using these techniques you will be able to create your own Quiz in no time. Here is one we made earlier!

There are also numerous other features which you can use when creating your Quizzes. For example, you can add a quiz timer. This will allow you to put a time limit on each question. You can find this option under either your question or quiz settings.

You can weight your questions, so for example one question can be worth 5 points , while another only 2. This makes your quizzes more realistic and more like a real exam. You can find this option under either your question or quiz settings.

Of course, you can also add images to both your questions and answers. This makes your quizzes more engaging and rewarding. You can find the add image option located under every question/answer when you are creating your quiz

How Can I View my Performance on Quizzes and Flashcards?

ExamTime allows you to view your performance on Quizzes and Flashcards over time. Simply click on the “View Performance Stats” button at the completion of a Quiz or Flashcard deck.

performance tracking for students

This will provide 2 options, “My Attempts” and “Global Attempts”.

“My Attempts” displays your recent scores in a graphical format. Hover over the data point to see the score and date of the attempt on the graph. You are also provided with an average score from all your attempts.

“Global Attempts” is a feature that will be released very soon. This will enable you to see the range of scores from all attempts on the resource, not just your own. This will allow you to gauge your level of knowledge compared to the total ExamTime community.

How do I create a Note?

The create Note button is located in the drop-down menu. Click on this and you’ll be brought straight to a new Note canvas.

Clicking anywhere on the canvas will create a text box. Once you type in this box you can move it around the canvas. You can add multiple text boxes.

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There a numerous text tools located in the toolbar. These include: Bold, Italics. Underline, Change Size, text Colour, Bullet or Number points. You can also insert a link to an external site.

Next to your text options are you media options. Here you can embed videos, images, audio, slideshows etc. You can also upload images from your own pc into your Note.

In the header you will see an ‘Actions’ drop-down. In here you will find options to move your Flashcard deck to a different Subject or Topic, Share it with your friends or delete the deck entirely.

Here is a quick video showing how to create a Note with ExamTime:

Using these techniques you will be able to create your own Notes in no time. Here is one we made earlier!


What Can I Embed in a Note?

We use Embedly to embed rich media such as videos and images into our ExamTime Notes. Visit the Embedly website for a full list of services that can be embedded into our Notes.

How Do I Create a Calendar?

Step 1: Open Your Calendar

When you log in to your Dashboard, click on the “Explore” drop-down button in the top menu and open your Calendar tool:

dashboard calendar

Step 2: Become Familiar with your Calendar

The Calendar will always open in the weekly view. This will show the present week with the current day highlighted in a light yellow.

Along the left-hand side of the page you will see a list of all your Subjects. If you don’t have any Subjects created yet, I would suggest you go to your Dashboard and create some (see our FAQ for more info).

On the weekly view you will see two blue lines – these highlight the most active times of the day for you. These are set  between  9am to 5pm as default and can be edited to suit your individual needs (see Step 7)

In the top right-hand corner you can switch between the weekly and monthly view. Once you have your bearings, you can start using your ExamTime revision timetable template and create your own personal study planner.

timetable snap

Step 3: Drag and Drop Your Subjects

You can drag and drop your Subjects (listed on the left-hand side) anywhere on your revision timetable. If you drag the Subject into the top box it becomes an ‘all-day event’. If you want a more nuanced Calendar though, you can drag it down to a specific time period.

Simply click anywhere on the Calendar itself and this will open a box which will allow you to edit the options manually (see Step 4 for more info). If you have used a calendar in Microsoft Outlook before, you will find using our study planner will be a similar experience.

Step 4: Set Recurring Events

When you place the Subject on the revision timetable template, you’ll be presented with more options such as:

  • How long it will last. You need to enter a start and end time
  • If you want to change the event name. For example, if you don’t just want to see an ‘English’ block you can rename it as ‘Study Macbeth’ or ‘Revise Sylvia Plath Poems’
  • Whether it is an all-day event or otherwise
  • Whether it will appear on your Timeline
  • Whether this event recurs every week or if it is just an ad-hoc occurrence
  • Which category it belongs e.g. class, free-time, homework
  • Any personal notes on the event

These are all important options to have but one of the most useful is the ‘Recurring’ option. Clicking this allows you to set whether that particular study block recurs every day, week, month or year. This can be a valuable time-saver and help plan your study quicker and easier in the long run.

weekly timetable edit options

Step 5: Populate the Monthly View

Once you have a full weekly study timetable completed, you should plan your learning timetable for the month. When you know which events are going to be recurring every week. Switch to your Monthly view by clicking the tab in the top right-hand corner.

Depending on how busy your month is, you may want to add more blocks here.

monthly timetable

Step 6 Finalise

Once you have populated your revision timetable template, go back over everything and ensure it all makes sense to you. Most importantly, make sure it is realistic and achievable. This means: 1) that you have the time to actually do the study you say you will do and 2) that you have study goals in place that you can achieve. You should also take account of hobbies you have such as football training or piano lessons! This study planner gives you the opportunity to take account of your free time and not feel guilty about it! For some tips on how to plan your study better, check out our study guide.

Step 7 Fine Tune

Everyone is different and will have different needs when it comes to studying. You can fine tune your revision timetable by checking out our features such as subject breakdown or changing the hours of your default view.

The button for your ‘Subject Breakdown’ (see image below) is located under your Subjects on the left-hand side.

You can see further Calendar options by going into your Account, this is located in the top right-hand corner drop-down.

subject breakdown

Step 8 Constantly Re-assess

You may think you can rest easy once you put in the initial effort, but unfortunately this isn’t true. Realistically, you will not rigidly stick to your study plan, you’ll miss some study periods you had planned sometime, or be late for another, or get sick for a day or sometimes just get tired and collapse on your couch and watch bad TV ( it happens!). The key to avoiding procrastination when it comes to studying is making your revision timetable as flexible as possible to allow for these inevitable mishaps!

Our study tool allows you to quickly update plans so you don’t miss more study. If you find that you are consistently missing study blocks then maybe you should reorganise your Subjects to better suit you.

Step 9 Print/Export and Study!

While nothing is ever perfect, there comes a time when you simply have to print it off. Click on the actions drop-down to print your timetable and then stick it on your wall or in your notebook– where ever suits. If you want to save the environment though you can export your calendar as an iCal file. This file can be used on pretty much any device and imported in to your calendar there. Which ever option you choose you’ll still have to sit down and start studying!


What is the View Mode?

View mode allows you to see the finished version of your resources. It also helps you navigate through your resources to study smarter.

Along the side you will see suggested resources. What is suggested will depend on what resource you’re viewing. So, for example, if you are viewing a resource in your History subject you will see the other History resources. If you’re viewing a friends resource you will see other resources they created.

In the top left-hand corner of the resource you will see the option to enter the ‘edit screen’

In the both right-hand corner you see the option to enter ‘full-screen’.

Full-screen will make the resource larger and in some cases presented you with more options such as shuffle for your flashcards.

The edit screen will allow you to make changes to the resource. Examtime saves automatically so you don’t need to worry about losing any changes you make.

In the centre of the frame you will see the play options for the resource. using these controls is the best way to interact with your resources.

Under this you will see a comment section. Here you can engage in discussion or share resources or other useful links.

What is a Tag?

We have introduced ExamTime tags as a way of categorising your resources so that common topics and resources can be identified. By adding a tag to your resource, you can allow ExamTime to suggest similar public resources on that topic. This allows you to gain access to a wider range of relevant public content on ExamTime.

Tags can be added when you title your resource or by choosing the “edit details” button in view mode of the resource, see below:

resource tags

How Can I See Related Resources Created By Others?

ExamTime has a vast library of public learning resources. We have introduced tags to help you identify common/related resources. You can now add various tags to your resource which will act as a way of identifying related resources.

If you add a tag to a resource that has been used by another user, you will see similar resources on the “related” tab on the right-hand side of the screen on view mode.

Tags can describe the subject, exam or topic that you are studying/teaching. The more tags that you add to a resource, the more relevant content you will see.

related resources feature

What is Play Mode?

Play mode is a quick way of turning your resources into a presentation. This is perfect for students or teachers who want to quickly recap a resource before an exam or while studying.

Press Play to see the history of World War 2:

by PatrickNoonan

In Play Mode: How Do I Play a Mind Map or Note?

Play mode works the same for Mind Maps or Notes and it’s incredibly easy. When you are in view mode you will see a little play button in the center of the frame. Clicking the play button will obviously set things in motion but you can also do a step by step play-through by clicking the arrow buttons on either side. You can also adjust the speed at which it plays by adjusting the control to the right. I told you it was easy!

 Play Mode

In Play Mode: How Does My Mind Map Decide Which Node To Play First?

Once you know the logic behind how Mind Maps  play you’ll easily be able to adjust it to suit your needs.

A Mindmap plays the central node first and then plays the first layer of nodes. It starts at 9 o’clock and works clockwise around the central node. Once it plays each node in the inner layer it moves on to the next layer. Once it has shown all nodes it then shows the images you have inserted in the same way.

In Play Mode: How Does My Note Decide What to Play First?

Once you know the logic behind how Notes play you’ll easily be able to adjust each one to play the way you wish.

Notes work in a similar fashion to Mindmaps but play from left to right, like you were reading it. There is no order of text boxes, images, videos etc it only depends on where they appear on the Note itself.

How Do I Export My ExamTime Calendar to Other Devices?

Although the ExamTime Calendar tool is always accessible from anywhere as long as you are online and signed into ExamTime, you may want to export your calendar entries to other devices that also have a calendar function.

That is why we have added a function that will allow you to export your ExamTime Calendar using iCal (.ics file) which you can then import into your other device.

ExamTime Calendar Tool

In order to export your ExamTime Calendar, follow the simple steps below:

1. Go to your ExamTime Calendar

2. Click on the “Export iCal” option on the top left-hand side of your screen

3. You will receive an email to the email account you provided when you signed up to ExamTime. If you signed up using your Facebook account, you will receive the email to the account associated with your Facebook profile.

4. Open the email and save the attached .ics file using the device you want to save your Calendar onto.

5. Follow the instructions for importing iCal provided by your device’s manufacturer. Generally, they will ask you to save the file first and then go to your device’s calendar settings to access the “import iCal” option.

How Do I Send a Private Message?

Sending a private message is easy. Simply click on the envelope icon in the header and you’ll be brought to the Private Message screen.

Click ‘Add Recipient’ and enter the username of the friend you wish to message. Type in your message and click send and you’re done!

You can send a message by going to a friends profile and clicking on the send message button under their profile picture.

private messaging screenshot

How Do I Attach a Resource to a Private Message?

When you are entering a message you’ll see an ‘attach resource’ button in the bottom right-hand corner. Click on this and you’ll be shown a list of all your resources divided under each type (Mind map, Flashcard, Quiz, Note). Click on whichever resource you want to attach. You can attach as many as you like. Then click send and then the attachments column on the right will show a list of all attached resources.

How Can I Control Who Can and Cannot Message Me?

If you go to your account section (under the top right-hand drop-down) you’ll see ‘Privacy Messaging ’ option on the left. Click on this and you’ll see the option to:

Allow Private Messages From Friends

Allow Private Messages From Others

Tick or untick which ever options you wish.



How Do I Control My Email Notifications?

If you go to your account section (under the top right-hand drop-down) you’ll see the ‘notifications’ option on the left. Click on this and you’ll see the options to control what type of email notifications you receive.


What Do the Different Icons in Private Messaging Mean?

In the private messaging tool we use different icons to help you identify what state your messages are in. Here we show what each one of them mean:

mess icon 1

When you see a number listed on the envelope, it indicates that there are new messages that you have not seen. The number reflects the number of new messages.

mess icon 2

A white envelope is equivalent to an unanswered message.

mess icon 3

A black envelope equals a new message that hasn’t been opened.

mess icon 4

The arrow corresponds to a message that has been opened and since been responded to.

Can I Print My Resources?

Yes, you can print your Mind Map, Flashcards, Notes and your Timetable.

The option to print is located along the top of the page when you are editing your resource.

How do I add a resource to My Favourites?

You can add any resource to your Favourites by clicking the star icon, this icon is located in numerous places throughout the site, most notably in the frame of each resource.. You can access favourite your resources, your friends resources or even resources in the public library.

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You can then view all your favourites by click on the user drop-down:

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Do you have any videos on how to create resources?

If you go to our YouTube channel you can see all of our videos :


Below though you can see videos on how to create Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes and Notes:



What is the difference between a Public and a Private resource?

A Public resource is discoverable. This means if someone has the unique public URL they will be able to view the resource.

A Private resource is locked-down; only you can see it.

When in View Mode you can turn a resource public or private by clicking on the ‘Share’ option and then either the ‘Make Private’/'Make Public’ option.

Every ExamTime user has the option of searching the ExamTime library– this is the collection of all public resources. Others may study using your resources but you can use theirs. We think this approach is best as it allows for the cross-pollination of ideas and viewpoints which are beneficial to better learning.


This is also possible when in edit mode. You will find the option along the top of the page.

public button

What is the difference between a ‘read-only’ share and a ‘copy and edit’ share?

A read-only share is like a snap-shot of your resource— your friend can’t edit it, just view it. A ‘copy and edit’ share allows your friend ( or who ever you share it with) to take a copy of your resource and then edit it as they see fit.

A history of revisions will be shown so you’ll know who has edited what.

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How Do I Enter Mathematical Symbols and Equations?

ExamTime uses the universal mark-up language LaTex to input Mathematical Symbols and Equations.

You can enter Mathematical Symbols and Equations anywhere in Flashcards, Quizzes and Notes but only in the annotations( not in the nodes) on Mindmaps. This is due to how our Mindmap tools renders text.

To enter mathematical symbols you need to insert the code within either:

\( …\) or \[ ...\]

The \(…\) is for inline text


While \[...\] is for stand alone text


Below we have outlined the text needed for the most common types of Mathematical symbols and equations.

Note: All these examples appear in the stand alone text format i.e. \[...\]. If you wish to include the symbols within text you will need to use the inline bracket set of \(…\)


When it comes to maths it’s always best to start with the Greeks…

Greek Alphabet

Símbolo Alfa LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\alpha\] Símbolo Beta LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\beta\] Símbolo Gamma LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\gamma\] Símbolo Delta LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\delta\]
Símbolo Épsilon LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\epsilon\] Símbolo Zeta LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\zeta\] Símbolo Eta LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\eta \] Símbolo Theta LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\theta\]
Símbolo Iota LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\iota\] Símbolo Kappa LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\kappa \] Símbolo Lamda LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\lambda\] Símbolo Mu LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\mu\]
Símbolo Nu LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\nu\] Símbolo Xi LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\xi \] \[\omicron\]Símbolo Omicron LaTeX recursos matemáticas Símbolo Pi LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\pi\]
Símbolo Rho LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\rho\] Símbolo Sigma LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\sigma\] Símbolo Tau LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\tau\] Símbolo Upsilon LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\upsilon\]
Símbolo Phi LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\phi\] Símbolo Chi LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\chi \] Símbolo Psi LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\psi\] Símbolo Omega LaTeX recursos matemáticas \[\omega\]


Símbolos LaTeX matemáticas Tan \[\tan\] Símbolos LaTeX matemáticas Coseno \[\cos\] Símbolos LaTeX matemáticas Seno \[\sin\]
Símbolos LaTeX matemáticas Seno Potencia \[\sin^2\] Símbolos LaTeX matemáticas Coseno Potencia \[\cos^9\]

Fractions, Squareroots and Degrees

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\[\sqrt {\frac{3}{2}}\]





Powers, Limits and other formulas

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\[\lim_{x \to \infty} \exp(-x) = 0\]


\[a \bmod b\]


\[x \equiv a \]


\[\pmod b\]


\[k_{n+1} = n^2 + k_n^2 - k_{n-1}\]

Periodic Table

 Sodium:Na:\[Na\]  Water: H2O:\[H_2O\] Glucose: C6H12O6:\[C_6H_{12}O_6\]
Alcohol: C2H6O  :\[C_2H_6O\] Sulfate group: CaSO4:\[CaSo_4\] Hydrogen Sulfide: H2S:\[H_2S\]
Salt: NaCl:\[NaCL\] Oxygen: O2 :\[O_2\] Ethanol: C2H6O :\[C_2H_6O\]
Vinegar: C2H4O2:\[C_2H_4O_2\] Ammonia : NH3:\[NH_3\] Magnesium: Mg :\[Mg\]
Acetic acid: C2H4O2:\[C_2H_4O_2\] Butane : C4H10:\[C_4H_{10}\] Acetate: CH3CO2 :\[CH_3Co_2\]
Nitrate : NO3:\[NO_3\] Copper : Cu :\[Cu\] Nitrogen: N2 :\[N_2\]
Carbon Dioxide: CO2:\[CO_2\] Sulfuric Acid: H2SO4:\[H_2SO_4\] Methane: CH4 :\[CH_4\]
Sucrose: C12H22O11 :\[ C_{12}H_{22}O_{11}\] Propane: C3H8; \[C_3H_8\] Baking Soda: NaHCO3: \[NaHCO_3\]
Fluoride: F:\[F\] Flouride: F2:\[F_2\] Peroxide: H2O2 :\[H_2O_2\]
Caffeine: C8H10N4O2 :\[ C_8H_{10}N_4O_2\] Sodium Chloride: NaCl:\[NaCl\] Aspirin: C9H8O4:\[C_9H_8O_4\]
Hydrochloric Acid: HCl :\[HCI\] Zinc: Zn(NO3)2  :\[ Zn(NO_3)_2\] Carbon Monoxide: CO:\[CO\]
Sodium Hydroxide: NaOH:\[NaOH\] Sodium Cyanide: NaCN:\[NaCN\] Gold: Au:\[Au\]
Iodine: I :\[I\] Tin: Sn :\[Sn\] Benzene: C6H6:\[C_6H_6\]
Hydrogen Sulfide: H2S:\[H_2S\] Acetone: CH3COCH3 :\[CH_3COCH_3\] Phosphoric Acid: H3PO4 :\[H_3PO_4\]
Pentane: C5H12 :\[C_5H_{12}\] Methanol: CH3OH: \[CH_3OH\] Hydrobromic Acid: HBr:\[HBr\]
Carbonic Acid: H2CO3 :\[H_2CO_3\] Titanium: Ti :\[Ti\] Sodium Hypochlorite: NaClO:\[NaCIO\]
Ethane: C2H6:\[C_2H_6\] Ammonium Sulfate: (NH4)2SO4:\[(NH_4)_2SO_4\] Octane: C8H18 :\[C_8 H_{18}\]
Copper Sulfate: CuSO4 :\[CuSO_4\] Cholesterol: C27H46O:\[C_{27}H_{46}O\] Benzoic Acid: C7H6O2:\[C_7H_6O_2\]
Sulfurous Acid: H2SO3:\[H_2SO_3\] Galactose: C6H12O6 :\[C_6H_[12}O_6\] Ascorbic Acid: C6H8O6 :\[ C_6H_8O_6\]
Dry Ice: CO2 :\[Co_2\] Sodium Nitrate: NaNO3: \[ NaNO_3\] Calcium Oxide: CaO:\[CaO\]
Iodic Acid: HIO3 :\[ HIO_3\] Lactic Acid: C3H6O3 :\[C_3H_6O_3\] Magnesium Bromide: MgBr2 :\[MgBr_2\]
Carbon: C:\[C\] Hydrogen: H:\[H\] Sugar: CnH2nOn :\[C_nH_{2n}O_n\]
Sulfate: O4S2- :\[O_4S^{2-}\] Citric Acid: C6H8O7 :\[C_6H_8O_7\] Camphor: C10H16O:\[C_{10}H{16}O\]
Silver Oxide: AgI:\[AgL\] Arsenic Trioxide: As4O3 :\[As_4O_3\] Gold Trioxide: Au2O3:\[Au_2O_3\]
Gold Sulfide: Au2S:\[Au_2S\] Bromine: Br2:\[Br_2\] Alumunium: Al2O3:\[AI_2O_3\]


Símbolos LaTeX recursos matemáticas 1 \[( a )\]


Símbolos LaTeX recursos matemáticas 2 \[ [ b ]\]


Símbolos LaTeX recursos matemáticas 3 \[ \{ c \}\]


Símbolos LaTeX recursos matemáticas 4 \[ | d |\]


Símbolos LaTeX recursos matemáticas 5 \[ \| e \|\]


Símbolos LaTeX recursos matemáticas 6 \[\langle f \rangle\]


Símbolos LaTeX recursos matemáticas 7 \[\lfloor g \rfloor\]


Símbolos LaTeX recursos matemáticas 8 \[\lceil h \rceil\]


Símbolos LaTeX recursos matemáticas 9 \[ \ulcorner i \urcorner\]



Formula and Equations

latex equations









\[( \big( \Big( \bigg( \Bigg(\]


\[\frac{\mathrm d}{\mathrm d x} \left( k g(x) \right)\]


\[\frac{\mathrm d}{\mathrm d x} \big( k g(x) \big)\]




\[a_i\] gives a_i
\[b_{ij}\] gives b_{ij}
\[C_{m,n}\] gives C_{m,n}
\[\delta_{j+k}\] gives \delta_{j+k}


\[x^y \] gives x^y
\[a^{j2\pi}\] gives a^{j2\pi}

\[x^2_3\] givesx^2_3

\[C^k_[\mu,\nu] givesC^k_{\mu,\nu}

Composition with preceding indexes: \[{}_1^2\Psi_3^4\] gives{}_1^2 \Psi_3^4

Underlines, Overlays and Stacking

Includes vectors

\[\hat a\]  \[\bar b\] \[vec c\]

\hat a \ \bar b \ \vec c

\[\overrightarrow{a b} \]  \[\overleftarrow {c d} \] \[\widehat {d e f} \]

\overrightarrow{a b} \ \overleftarrow{c d} \ \widehat{d e f}

\[\overline { g h i} \] \[\underline {j f l} \]

\overline{g h i} \ \underline{j k l}  \

\[overbrace {1 +2+ \cdots +100}^ {5050}\}

\overbrace{ 1+2+\cdots+100 }^{5050}

\underbrace{ a+b+\cdots+z }_{26}

\[\underbrace{a+b+\cdots +z}_{26}\]

\underbrace{ a+b+\cdots+z }_{26}

\[A \xleftarrow{n+\mu-1} B \xrightarrow{T] {n\pm i-1} C

A \xleftarrow{n+\mu-1} B \xrightarrow[T]{n\pm i-1} C

\[ \overset {\alpha} {\omega} \underset {\mu}{\nu} \overset {\beta}{underset{\Delta}{\tau}} \stackrel {\zeta}{\eta}

\overset{\alpha}{\omega} \underset{\mu}{\nu} \overset{\beta}{\underset{\Delta}{\tau}}\stackrel{\zeta}{\eta}


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create group icon

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Groups Creation

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FAQ group invite






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FAQ group invite prompt

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