Friday, April 8, 2016

Alex Using LaTeX Software For His Math Homework

Piano / Violin Music Mix

LaTeX is a way to type out mathematical and scientific symbols
and formulas in proper notation.

Alex downloaded the free software from here:

Alex learned how to use the software from here:

Alex's high school teacher was impressed with his ability to use this software.

Before, Alex just used Microsoft Word...
and he couldn't correctly display mathematical notations.

However, with LaTeX, Alex finds typing out his homework assignments 
to be easier to do, and in a much easier to understand format.

He was able to produce professional looking mathematical notations 
in his homework answers / proofs.

As a result, his homework looks much better.

Here are a few samples of Alex's homework 
from his AP BC Calculus class from his high school...
and a sample of his homework answers from his Game Theory class 
at the University of Nevada Reno.

These are screen captures of some of Alex's 
recent homework he had completed for his classes.

NOTE:  These are some of Alex's actual answers.
 These are not the problems from his teacher (not shown).
Again...these are Alex's ANSWERS.

Using LaTeX, Alex had produced mathematical notations
in his answers as if they were for a text book.

I screen captured these from my wife's blog.

She had typed the below sentence...
so, her English is a little strange  :)


Alex is putting on the finishing touches on his upcoming math competition
(His competition - his design and problems).

He had designed all of the math problems to be used in his three category 
math competition (Elementary school / Middle School / High School).

Alex is having a University professor double check his answers for him...
to ensure accuracy.

It will be held at the end of May at the University of Nevada Reno...
in the Davidson Math and Science building.

The founder of NNV Math Club is helping him coordinate the contest site... 
and she will be securing all of the regular placement medals.

I told Alex that we would supply the 1st place prizes for each category:

Elementary School 1st Place:  A 7" Kindle Fire

Middle School 1st Place:  A 7" Kindle Fire

High School 1st Place:  A top of the line Mathematical Graphing Calculator

We will also be paying the entrance fees for the first 10 competitors from his school.

Alex will also have a special medal for the top competitor 
who had gotten a score of 95% or more of the questions (in each category)...
Master Mathematician.

There will also be a special certificate for any competitor who
achieves the Master Mathematician Classification (95% or more).

Alex had designed his competition with staggered start times
so each category will end just before the award ceremony.

I will be there to help out, and to take lots of photos.


  1. Dear Alex:

    "Another proof, another roof!"

    LaTeX is so good. And I like your teacher's proofs and the ones you wrote for the competition.


    Looking forward to the photos. What a great way to capture mathematical beauty and elegance.

    Kindle Fires and Graphics Calculators well appreciated!

  2. Actually, the samples were just of some of Alex's homework from two of his classes.

    Thank you for your comment.


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