*Course Management *

**Course Setup Adding Math Equations**

Moodle supports TeX and Algebra notation to add mathematical expressions anywhere in a

module where the HTML editor is used. Please note that your Moodle administrator must

enable the TeX and Algebra Filters for these functions to work.

Algebra

There are a couple of ways to add mathematical expressions. For very simple expressions, you

can use the superscript and the subscript functions in the HTML editor. More complicated

expressions (fractions, calculus, etc.) need more advanced formatting, using the algebra filter.

This filter uses coding to create mathematical expressions.

The good news is that it is very simple to use. The code looks like a mathematical expression

you would type (like x^2 = y), except you enclose it in double @ signs, like this: @@x^2 =

y@@. The filter is flexible and can ignore spacing:

@@xy=z@@ is the same as @@ x y = z @@.

The filter can make full use of parenthesis for organization, so @@(length)/(height)@@ is

a valid expression.

Fig. 44 shows some examples of what the

input into Moodle would look like, with the

corresponding output.

More complicated expressions TeX

Moodle supports TeX notation for more

complicated mathematical expressions. TeX

expressions are always enclosed in double $.

A TeX expression looks like $$sinx^2$$. TeX

expressions can be more complicated.

For more information on TeX formatting see:

http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~hildebr/tex/

course/intro2.html

http://www.math.tamu.edu/~harold.boas/

c o u r s e s / m a t h 6 9 6 / L a T e X i n l i n e

equations.html.

http://abel.math.harvard.edu/computing/

latex/manual/node21.html

h t t p : / / w w w . m a t h e b o a r d . d e /

formeleditor.php

Fig. 44

*For a great Moodle glossary on TeX commands go to *

*http://emathpool.net/login/index.php and log in as a Guest. *

*To test TeX formatting live go to: *

*http://moodle.org/filter/tex/texdebug.php *

*Enroll in the Using Moodle course at http://moodle.org and *

*visit the Mathematics Tools forum. *

http://moodle.org

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