For those Science and Math teachers, we've made symbols and math equations available on Edmodo. For simple math symbols, sites like http://math.typeit.org can be used to copy and paste symbols directly into Edmodo, making it your life easier. For more advanced symbols and equations, teachers can also use LaTeX, a system that formats symbols on Edmodo.
Use LaTeX on Edmodo by:
- Type [math]
- Insert a LaTeX code
- Type [/math] to close the equation. Edmodo will show the formula shown in the left column below if you send a note with the text shown in the right column.
There are a number of good resources on the web available to help you identify the LaTeX symbol for each math equation. Here's a short list of our go to favorites:
- Our favorite quick start guide to LaTeX: http://mathim.com/static/chatprimer.html
- A video on how to use LaTex in Edmodo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A-E67hZun4
- SciWeavers LaTex Equation Editor can easily generate LaTeX expressions for you: http://www.sciweavers.org/free-online-latex-equation-editor