# It all adds up: Edmodo now supports LaTex

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We’re pleased to announce that Edmodo now supports LaTeX – a typesetting system that formats mathematical equations using plain text.

To include an equation in an Edmodo Note, simply wrap the LaTeX markup in **[math] … [/math]. ** This will generate an image of the corresponding equation, which will be displayed in the post.

*“But Edmodo, Math has lots and lots of symbols – how will I ever learn how to produce these in LaTeX?!”*

While it’s true that once you move beyond the basic top row of your keyboard, typing math symbols requires knowledge of some basic commands, there are a number of good resources on the web available to help you identify the LaTeX symbol for each math equation. We recommend wikibooks as a great first stop on learning LaTeX language and provides a solid foundation for basic commands.

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This website allows you to handwrite an equation (you can use a tablet , smartboard, or mouse) and it will convert it to a math equation and show you the LaTex version. The only thing missing is the prefix/suffix [math] … [/math]

http://webdemo.visionobjects.com/equation.html

I visted the website you posted above and created a symbol for the square root of 15. I copied the code and placed it in Edmodo just like this: [math]\sqrt {15}[\math] and it will not create the math symbol in Edmodo.. it simply copies the latex code. Is there a tutorial demonstrating how to do this? What am I doing wrong?

Your second slash is backward. Instead of ” [math]\sqrt {15}[\math]” try ” [math]\sqrt {15}[/math] “.

It works perfectly when writing an expression in a message but it doesn`t in a test. It reports an error when I try to enter something similar to a LaTex expression. Does anybody know how to do it?

It worked for me just now. I just went to the following website

http://webdemo.visionobjects.com/equation.html

and drew my math problem. Then I copied the language from the lower right-hand corner and pasted it into the question field in an Edmodo quiz. I typed [math] before the language and [/math] after the language. It looked like this:

[math]3\sqrt {49}[/math]

That handwriting site that converts hand written math equations into a latex form apparently does not work any longer.

I would love it if edmode also supported the various sizes: \Huge, \huge, \Large etc

These could be very useful.

Very nice to be able to use latex.

cheers

Jan