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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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Is there a blog platform that renders LaTeX well?

It is common to use MathJax. This is used on this StackExchange site for LaTeX-like input (not full LaTeX of course). MathJax is available for WordPress via plugins, such as JetPack. See Installing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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