LaTeX is a markup language that is particularly useful for typesetting mathematics. Several teachers at WWU recommended or required that assignments be written in LaTeX. I learned it my Sophomore year and made a lot of mistakes on the way, so I decided to put together a class to help other students who were trying to learn it.
I taught the class, which takes about an hour and a half, eight times. In Spring Quarter of my Senior year I handed it over to Andrew Wray, who I’m confident will do a great job with it.
The teaching materials, written in LaTeX (of course!) include:
- A slideshow.
- A book-style document with a more detailed description of the topics.
- A worksheet that has an example of most of the topics in the class. I ask students to try to make their own document mimicking the worksheet.
The university newspaper wrote a small article about the class.
Topics covered in the class
- the Preamble
- Math Mode
- Subscripts and Superscripts
- The Align Environment
- Source Code
- a brief overview of useful packages