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What's a good example of a mathematical formula looking more aesthetical in LaTeX than a purely text-based approach?

I am aware that one can argue about aesthetics, but I am currently introducing some students to LaTeX. I want to present a mathematical formula to show why LaTeX looks more aesthetically pleasing in ...
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Read-out-loud and mathematics

If a reader has a vision disability, ADHD, dyslexia or some other learning disabilities, it is common to use read-out-loud tools (such as EasyReader, TorTalk, Claro read, Natural readers, and also ...
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Help needed with formating tikz-cd diagram

I need help with formating tikz-cd. It should look like this picture: however i wrote this code: \documentclass[11pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz-cd} \begin{document} \begin{tikzcd} m^3 ...
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Tikz - Help with geometric construction from photo [closed]

I would like to make "cheat sheet" for my students, but I'm not goot with Tikz. I would like to recreate 11 geometric constructions in pictures I added. Can anyone help me? Thanks.
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How to combine appropriately wide gaps in texts with build stages in beamer

I'm doing some concept check slides for a slide deck I use for teaching. (See code for a mock example.) These concept checks are sentences with key words missing. I would like to Show only the gaps ...
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Put additional text in the upper left corner of each TIKZ matrix node

I'd like to put a simple block letter in the corner of each cell (and leave each number in the center of the cell) to produce a labyrinth. \documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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3D Hyperrectangle with matrix floors

It's ok to get what I call a "floor". \begin{tikzpicture} \matrix[matrix of math nodes,nodes in empty cells, nodes={minimum size=2.5em,outer sep=0pt,anchor=center,draw,loosely dashed}, row ...
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Little complicated representation of fraction with ProfCollege

Is it possible to produce representation of this fraction with ProfCollegepackage ? My MWE : \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{ProfCollege} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{...
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What packages were used to produced this teaching diagram?

I've been working on trying to develop a visual representation of the flow of ideas in one of my courses, and I came across this figure by Till Tantau https://www.tcs.uni-luebeck.de/en/mitarbeiter/...
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Wrapping questions around figures

I am fairly new to this all. I'm a physics teacher, and simply trying to make some nice-looking question sheets for my students. I am currently struggling to get pictures to sit NEXT to the text. I ...
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latex presentation: control appearing each character with specific timing

I like to create (slide) presentation that automatically appears each "word" or "character" one by one from left to right with a specific speed (without using "\pause" ...
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Legend of a histogram

I would like to set the dimension of a square in the legend and then be able to set the same distance between xticks and yticks being the length of that square. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{...
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macros - multiple dotted lines with answer on the lines

To make my lessons, I often use the \Pointilles macro that I've found here. I've built other macros based on this who allowed me to create two documents : my book and student's book. One of them is \...
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A TikZ graph to teach LaTeX-related extensions

This question is a follow up and complementary question to File extensions related to LaTeX, etc Which is the main answer to some duplicates: Use of different output files in LaTeX (pdflatex) [...
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Generate two versions of a document using tagging package

I would to like to get in one run two PDF, the first one having this MWE : \documentclass{report} \usepackage{tagging} \begin{document} \usetag{answer} \iftagged{answer}{Some text to be included ...
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Advice on organizing an introductory workshop (LaTeX 0.5)

I was challenged to make a small 2-3 hours workshop of LaTeX for my fellow PhD students (STEM field). I do not consider myself a LaTeX power user but I've spent my fair time playing with LaTeX but I'm ...
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How to I leave a 4:3 rectangle space on my beamer slide for screen recording with video

I intend to record video lectures. I am using Beamer for making the slides. How can I keep a rectangle space with aspect ratio of 4:3 (actual resolution is 640x480) on any corner so that it remains ...
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Specify textcolor in newcommand

I am preparing lecture slides. Need to hide some comments from the students. How can I change the color of the text in \hideit? \newcommand\hideit[1]{% \only<0| handout:1>{\mbox{}}% \invisible&...
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Is there an online "coding platform" for teaching LaTeX

I have been looking for an online "coding platform" for teaching LaTeX but I have not found anything that does what I need. By a "coding platform" what I mean is a web-based system ...
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Exercises with solutions math's sheet : packages or template advice needed

I would like to create a exercises&solutions math's sheet for my students. I would love to be able to insert each exercise and solution in one section like : \begin{exercise) $(2x-3)^2-(3x+2)^...
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What would you include in a short "What is LaTeX and why should I use it?" presentation

I will give a short coffee lecture (15 minutes) on LaTeX at our institution. Something like: "What is LaTeX and why should I use it? Getting started and avoiding pitfalls." The presentation will ...
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Best way to create a repository for exams

I'm a teacher of an elementary school and I'm using \LaTeX through Overleaf(w/ exam class) in order to create my exams. After almost one year of work, I have a lot of exams in my folders and I would ...
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lstlisting teacher/student version

I would like to hide some parts of a lstlisting code and change it into a white rectangle (for example) for my students. Besides, under a boolean condition, I would like to come back to the version ...
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A LaTeX course for intermediate users stuck on the learning curve

Background: This question is aimed primarily at those of us who have been using LaTeX for quite some time but feel like they do not have a very "principled understanding" of it even though they would ...
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Shrink student's book page to add comment to teacher in textbook

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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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 ...
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Introducing LaTeX

In my college, there isn't any course where you can learn anything about LaTeX, so I've been thinking on doing a little workshop or seminar in order to give other students and teachers a chance at ...
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How to encourage TeX as a homework medium

I have been trying to encourage my students to use TeX in writing up homework, especially in early math major courses, like intro to proofs, where the typesetting is not too arduous. I have had very ...
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