Here’s another one of those didn’t-know-it-existed-until-I-clicked-it-by-accident tools in Windows 7.

It’s called the **Math Input Panel**.

To access it, simply click **Start**, and in the Search Box that appears above, type in **Math Input Panel**.

The Window should look like this:

Now, I’m not a math whiz, so I’ll let the fine folks at Microsoft explain what it’s used for.

*“Math Input Panel uses the math recognizer that’s built into Windows 7 to recognize handwritten math expressions. You can then insert the recognized math into a word-processing or computational program. “*

Hmm…sounds useful!

~Andrew