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Worth introducing a mandatory short module on $\LaTeX$ into a mathematics degree?

I do think that having an introduction and primer to LaTeX in the course of a college math/computing degree is appropriate and beneficial. For example, I work this into my discrete math course, and ...
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What are some strategies to remedy and accommodate dysgraphia?

(Quick note: I am not a math teacher. I am a CS teacher with a bit of dysgraphia myself. However, my insights here actually came from when I used to be a high school music teacher, where I was ...
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running the logo language online, in portuguese

I think Scratch might meet your needs well. It isn't formally Logo (although there is no formal Logo standard TBH), but it has the same turtle graphics capabilities. It's a far more visual language ...
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Software to make illustrations for exercises

Try using the Python library manim, as described here. 3Blue1Brown is an excellent online mathematics teacher and his videos are very clear! Try watching some of his videos! Python library manin - ...
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Software to make illustrations for exercises

I think this depends on your kind of math and physics problems, but GeoGebra and Inkscape can be used to create graphics that can be exported in vector and pixel formats. If you need a strictly ...
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Worth introducing a mandatory short module on $\LaTeX$ into a mathematics degree?

It is true that $\LaTeX$ is a language, but I lived through the transition from WordPerfect and WordStar to Microsoft Word, and I lived through the transition from troff to $\LaTeX$. Already Overleaf, ...
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What are some strategies to remedy and accommodate dysgraphia?

I have cerebral palsy, which makes me almost unable to write legibly by hand. (I can do a bit of scratch work, but that's it.) Discovering LyX changed my life. LyX is basically a user-friendly front ...
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Worth introducing a mandatory short module on $\LaTeX$ into a mathematics degree?

At the University where I'm teaching, there is such a course mandatory for all students (not only in math, but also physicists, chemists and computed scientists) and recommended in the first year of ...
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Worth introducing a mandatory short module on $\LaTeX$ into a mathematics degree?

(feel free to change to comment): If you are going to ADD something, then you need to make an argument over what to cut. Or say camels have it easy and can carry more straw (they don't, but at least ...
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Worth introducing a mandatory short module on $\LaTeX$ into a mathematics degree?

I think it is not a good idea to oblige students to take a course on latex. Students do need to learn to write, and they can be taught to use latex as part of being taught to write, if need be, but ...
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Worth introducing a mandatory short module on $\LaTeX$ into a mathematics degree?

One clear objection to teaching Latex to all undergrads that would be raised in a faculty meeting would be: Latex indeed is pervasive in mathematical and theoretical physics publications (it is not ...
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Suggestions for Virtual Blackboard?

This might be a little beyond the capabilities you're looking for, but CoCalc now has a whiteboard which allows embedding of Jupyter notebook cells and timers and pens and a lot of other stuff.
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How to emulate erf and/or the Normal Inverse function in Moodle?

I've never used Moodle, but according to moodle.org you cannot use ^ for powers; instead use pow({foo}, 2).
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