# Tagged Questions

{teaching} is for questions addressing issues related to the use of TeX and teaching.

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we are writing a school textbook and the corresponding teacher's book. The student's book template is good already, so let me explain what I would like to have for the teacher's book. Each page of ...
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### How to explain the intuition of distributional moments using a figure [closed]

I want to create figures to explain the meaning of the (first four) moments of a distribution (with this I mean: Mean, Variance, Skewness, Kurtosis). The goal is to use this in teaching stats. I am ...
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### LaTeX for elementary school mathematics

I would like to make some math worksheets for elementary school children. In particularly, I would like to have an array of simple additions and multiplications on each page. The idea is to build a ...
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### Software for creating beamer presentations?

Recently I started a teaching job, and I've been using the Beamer package in LaTeX (through ShareLaTeX) to create colourful and illustrated presentations for use in my lessons. This is an example of ...
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### Do you teach LaTeX? How do you fight with encoding problems?

Let's suppose your language is not English but another European language with Latin alphabet that uses special characters like á, ç, ñ, etc. Now, let's suppose you want to prepare some documents, ...
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### How to get horizontal parts of an exercise? [duplicate]

My question is how may I specify that the parts to a question be typeset horizontally with the option to specify the amount of rows as well as shown below. It is also essential that the level of ...
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### Beamer - Identify Slides That, with a Conditional, Go To a Separate Set of Slides [duplicate]

I teach the same topics for two levels of the same class. For the more technical class, I'd like to have the technical material in the slides. For the more basic class, I'd like to kick all of the ...
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### How does \uput determine the touching point between the object box and the hypothetical circle?

This question offers 4 bounties of 500 each only for a single answer that fit this question best. I am interested in describing the behavior of \uput for non-zero dimensional objects. Non-zero ...
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### Challenging exercises in LaTeX

I'm in process of teaching certain skills related to research in graduate school to my juniors. One of them is using LaTeX for writing reports, articles, presentations etc. Students so far have been ...
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### How can I convert my TeX-illiterate coworkers to LaTeX?

I've been using LaTeX consistently for about two years now and I haven't looked back to my MS Word/PowerPoint/Publisher days since. I'm working at a research institute / university spin-off where the ...
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### Accessing randomly selected problems via the probsoln package

I have two datasets, each containing problems dealing with a specific topic. These problems are stored in external files (again, one file per topic) and loaded into the datasets in a random order. I ...
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### What is best way to mention that a document has been typeset with TeX?

Is there any common way to mention that a document has been typeset by TeX? So non-TeXnicians (TeXperts) may become a little familiar with the TeX world. Update: It would be nice if one hero make a ...
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### How to create quizzes with macqtex?

I found a beautiful example of a powerful quiz that was created using LaTeX: http://www.tug.org/texshowcase/macqtexDemo.pdf This example uses JavaScript inside a PDF document. Unfortunately, there is ...
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### Teaching LaTeX and friends

Similar questions on how to teach LaTeX have been posted here already, but I would like to give them a slightly different touch: Has anybody experience with teaching LaTeX in relation with other ...
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### How can I introduce a non-technical person to LaTeX?

I have been using LaTeX for about a year now. I don't consider myself an expert at LaTeX but I know my around it enough to get things done. One of my colleagues, whose background is entirely non ...
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### Is there an easy way to add hover text to all incidents of math mode where the hover text would contain the LaTeX code?

Adding hover text (I believe the technical term is a tooltip) to any part of any LaTeX document can be accomplished using cooltooltips.sty, as I have recently learned. I would like to do something ...
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### Starting point for creating tests, quizzes, worksheets for teachers

I would like to make some nice looking worksheets, tests, and quiz papers for my wife's classroom. I see her and other teachers typing up a simple quiz and then wasting a lot of time fighting Word to ...
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### Resources and advice for teaching LaTeX

I am thinking of organising an introductory course on LaTeX for my colleagues in the philosophy department. I'm wondering what kind of resources are available for teaching LaTeX. And a related ...