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Should LaTeX be taught in high school?

This is not an answer to the posed question, but only an anecdote. This semester, teaching US college students (Discrete & Computational Geometry), I prepared all my assignments in LaTeX, and ...
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Should LaTeX be taught in high school?

I don't think it should be a base skill for students in general. Have held jobs in engineering, chemistry, military, and finance and never needed it. Nor did my colleagues. Didn't need it for a ...
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Graphing program for conceptualizing calculus

I suggest Geogebra. There are some great conceptual activities there that will help you with volume. My favorite creator is Tim Brezezinski. The following link will take you to an activity that ...
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Should LaTeX be taught in high school?

This is clearly an opinion based question. I will answer based on my experience and opinion. No, LaTeX should not be taught at high school. It is a skill that is costly to learn with essentially no ...
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Should LaTeX be taught in high school?

I only want to give anecdotical advice since I happened to have been taught LaTeX in regular school (10th grade in the German system, iirc). However, I attended a school with a MINT focus and ...
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Online Whiteboard Application with Simple Latex Support

Wanted to make this a comment but don't have enough reputation. There's Scratchwork and WorldWideWhiteboard that do what you want. They allow you to write in latex and it appears automatically on the ...
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Looking for online abstract algebra courses making use of computer algebra systems

There's Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications by Judson and Beezer. It doesn't get to Grobner bases but does cover the standard material (and some non-standard stuff, too). It has Sage code and ...
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How to test student's skills in programming or using software?

I teach intro to Comp Sci and my main methodology is to flip the classroom, give the lecture in a video to be watched before class, make class a lab, give them homework-like assignments that they work ...
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If a computer could be programmed to do a math test, then should those tests be changed?

No. There is a sort of magical thinking implicit here that something needs to stay, be different between computers and people. At the end of the day, we are "meat" computers. And the ...
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Should LaTeX be taught in high school?

No, teach Markdown Separation of content This and future generations of students should learn to separate content from formatting. IT professionals have been very successful in applying this concept ...
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Should LaTeX be taught in high school?

I'd suggest exposing students to LaTeX, perhaps by having them doing a assignment/project with it, perhaps in a group, but not requiring them to learn much about it. This would seem to have several ...
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Should LaTeX be taught in high school?

Dave from Boyinaband had a song about all the stuff he found useless in school. While I disagree with some particular things, his opinion in general is right. There are too many things taught that ...
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Should LaTeX be taught in high school?

First, LaTeX is a markup language and should be taught as such; trying to use it as a programming language would be an exercise in frustration. Second, I believe that all HS students should learn a ...
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If I want to pursue theoretical mathematics, especially Category theory, do I ever need programming skill?

Your profile suggests that you are still a teen ager. Therefore my advice is, for now, to explore a lot of things and don't try to specialize too much in any one thing. It is a big world with a lot of ...
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How to test student's skills in programming or using software?

Among other courses, I teach Introduction to CompSci via Programming. I use group projects because every post-grad job will involve programming in groups. I've had success with elementary 2D graphics,...
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Video editing software for math/science videos?

It sounds like iMovie or a similar software would be plenty for your needs. If you want to get into other production, there is a bit of a learning curve and many resources online that can get you ...
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Integrate Coding into the Geometry Curriculum

I hope I'm not too late to offer some resources. I wrote a book, Hacking Math Class with Python, to promote the use of programming in math education in high school and beyond, and I'm also a big fan ...
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"Calculators are so twentieth century."

At an advanced undergrad level, I have had an encounter with "programming-versus-math" in the crypto course and equally-"applied"-but-different error-correcting codes course that I developed in the ...
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"Calculators are so twentieth century."

You have perhaps heard of code.org. They have developed a curriculum which teaches algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming. It is described here: Computer Science in Algebra. ...
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Integrate Coding into the Geometry Curriculum

Here is one idea for a project. Have them implement Descartes' Theorem on four tangent circles: Given three tangent circles, the theorem can be used to construct a fourth:         ...
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Integrate Coding into the Geometry Curriculum

I misread the question, and this doesn't answer it (because Dopapp specificially wants to use the Processing language). But I will leave it here for the links. (1) The Khan Academy has 10 drawing and ...
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"Calculators are so twentieth century."

The most well-known organization that teaches algebra (along with physics and data science) using programming is Bootstrap. Its team even involves the university professors that have a number of ...
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Mathematica in the classroom?

I used Mathematica in my High School Mathematics classroom, but not primarily as a computer algebra system, more as a programming language that happens to have excellent support for mathematical ...
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Online Whiteboard Application with Simple Latex Support

maybe this whiteboard: https://www.mathcha.io/ https://tableaunoir.github.io/ Regards, Enrique
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Online Whiteboard Application with Simple Latex Support

I also felt this need a lot in the last few years. So I ended up developing my own solution. It is quite simple and with far fewer features than the other suggestions, but I think the real-time LaTeX ...
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Should LaTeX be taught in high school?

My feeling is LaTeX could be part of a very gentle introduction to computer programming. Maybe. Or it could be taught by a math instructor if the students have already seen HTML. Otherwise there are ...
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How to test student's skills in programming or using software?

If you have access to a Moodle server, you could look at CodeRunner (https://coderunner.org.nz/). This is a Moodle question type that can be used for automated assessment of programming exercises in ...
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Graphing program for conceptualizing calculus

You seem like a real go getter, so I would suggest learning a real language that will generate some nice graphs and is going to come in handy down the line. Maybe try Python? I made you a little ...
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Online Whiteboard Application with Simple Latex Support

My suggestion is to use a Jupyter notebook or Google Colab notebook together with a browser marker plugin. You can't quite type anywhere; but you can inline or center the latex per usual. I use ...
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