[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

*From*: Gentgeen <gentgeen linuxmail org>*To*: "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn redhat com>*Subject*: Re: [K12OSN] Writing Math Equations*Date*: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 13:14:28 -0500

On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 09:41:42 -0800 Huck <dhuckaby paasda org> wrote: > Latex > > > David Trask wrote: > > I have a teacher who wants to be able to write math equations that > > set up properly...just like in a textbook...in other words fractions > > show up as one number over another number instead of using forward > > or back slashes. Anyone know of a way to accomplish this? Font, > > program...web site? She's using Mac OS X, but we're open to > > anything. > > > > David N. Trask > > Technology Teacher/Director > > Vassalboro Community School > > dtrask vcsvikings org > > (207)923-3100 > > > > Latex is ideal, but probably not exactly "user friendly". Depending on your user of course. What you end up using is really based on what you need as a final product. If your talking about just righting up the occasional test, then OpenOffice and the Equation editor will do just fine. (I understand that AbiWord also has plug-in, but not familiar with it) In OpenOffice, just go to "Insert - Object - Formula" Now if you are writing a book, the benefits of Latex would out weigh the time it takes to learn. If you want something for a website, well that might be a bit harder. You can do a kind of "Latex to PostScript to GIF file" kind of conversion, or some other crazy thing to get the math stuff into a graphics file. There is also MathML (http://www.w3.org/Math/), but I am not at all familiar with it, and not all browser's can handle it by default. Being primarily a math teacher, I have looked into this 100 times over the years. I tend towards using OpenOffice most of the time. But due to necessary, I have found myself slowly learning Latex. -- ***************************************************************** Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone then in bad company. - George Washington, Rules of Civility

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: [K12OSN] Writing Math Equations***From:*Mark Gumprecht

**Re: [K12OSN] Writing Math Equations***From:*Bob McCaa

**References**:**[K12OSN] Writing Math Equations***From:*David Trask

**Re: [K12OSN] Writing Math Equations***From:*Huck