### To work with the equation editor:

1. Log in to this course with your Moodle user name and password. Look in the upper right area of this page and click on

### 2. Once logged in, look again in the upper right corner of this page. Click on

### 3. Select a "Play area" below and click on the word edit Then click on "edit settings

### 4. This will open the Atto Editor. In the editor click on this icon to "show more buttons."

### 5. Click on the insert character icon to see what it offers.

### 6. Click on the equation editor icon Explore the tabs

### 7. Create equation(s)

### 8. Be sure to save your equation(s)

### 9. Now that you are back on the main page, click on

### 10. How does/do the equation(s) look?

### 11. When you are finished trying things out please go back into the play area and make comments below your equation(s).

### 12. Questions? Call Neil Johnson 715-720-2127 or email me at njohnson@cesa10.k12.wi.us

#### Play area 1

Laura Jensen's observations:

To get to edit a math object via the LaTeX editor, it took five clicks. (turn editing on, edit, edit settings, show more buttons, square root)

This is done with the buttons, not with the LaTeX editor: base

_{subscript}base^{superscript}We tend to use Mathtype to nest parentheses and grouping symbols in a pretty way:

\( ((a)) \)

These parentheses showed as nested.

This equation editor has similar issues that g(math) does: the output of an equation object is some LaTeX code that does not appear to be edit-able...?

Do the standalone buttons interact with the LaTeX editor under the square root button?

Here is a LaTeX expression for an integral:

\( \int_{a}^{b}{c} \)

Here is the same expression with a funky character (capital E with diacritical mark) substituted into the lower limit for the integral:

\( \int_{Ë}^{b}{c} \)

Does it work when I save the equation and look at it? Yes, the lower limit was the funky E.

One feature of a math equation editor was the ability to create one math problem and then to clone it several times to create a worksheet or test. If I wanted to enter couple of sample Algebra II type problems, I used superscript buttons to create a table with factoring problems in it. The superscript buttons are frustrating to use; they require you to enter the entire expression and then go back in for the superscripts. On the first row of the table, I couldn't get the editor to enter anything after the x squared.

x ^{2}x ^{2}x ^{2}+5x-7x ^{3}-6x+5Another feature of MathType is the ability to size the math object larger or smaller. I was able to do the following re-sizing with help from my local TeX consultant:

Huge,capital H \( {\Huge \Phi } \)

huge, lower h \( {\huge \Phi } \)

Large,capital L \({\Large \Phi } \)

large, lower l \({\large \Phi }\)

tiny \({\tiny \Phi}\)

At some point the edit settings pane has seemed to slow down an only accept every other character that I typed. (I don't type that fast!)

\( \(text_subscript )\ \) only gave the "s" as the subscript.

#### Play area 2

#### \( 3 \bullet5^2+6= \)

\( log_3 (10) \)

\( \sum_(n=3)(^5) {x^2} \)

\( \sum_{5}^{7}{x^2} \)

#### \( \left| \begin{matrix} 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 \end{matrix} \right| \)

Is there a way to put a line or arrow above letters? For example if I want to put an arrow above the letters AB is it possible?

Is there a way to write fractions vertically?

In the ∑ is there a way to place numbers on top and below?

How do you create a matrix with more than one line?

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