TeX is a wonderful way to typeset Mathematics beautifully. TeX can be used to make course materials, typeset homework or notes, create posters, write books, produce figures or posters, and more! Though the initial learning curve is steep, TeX is essential to producing beautiful documents in Mathematics and is worth the effort! Note that one nice website for LaTeX is Overleaf. Overleaf lets you create, edit, and download your TeX files and PDFs from anywhere, online. Overleaf also allows you to share your files for collaboration and download already made templates, see the templates section below.
The MGO has a number of LaTeX templates. These have been uploaded to Overleaf so that you can view them without having to compile them. To download any of the templates to use yourself, click on the ‘Menu’ in the upper-left and download the source code. This can then be uploaded to Overleaf for your own use!
In some cases where one would create many different similar documents, e.g. quizzes where one would have many different quizzes but all having the same preamble coding, it is more efficient to use a style sheet. This way, you can keep all the quizzes in the same folder and have them all compile from the one style sheet. This avoids lots of unnecessary clutter at the start of each quiz. Templates that have versions with this design have an extra ‘Multi-use’ template.
- Exam Template 1 — Multi-Use
- Exam Template 2 — Multi-Use
- Exam Template 3 — Multi-Use
- Exam Template 4 — Multi-Use
- Quiz Template 1 — Multi-Use
- Quiz Template 2 — Multi-Use
- Quiz Template 3 — Multi-Use
- Quiz Template 4 — Multi-Use
- Homework Template 1 — Multi-Use
- Homework Template 2 — Multi-Use
- Homework Template 3 — Multi-Use
- Homework Template 4 — Multi-Use
- Homework Template 5 — Multi-Use
- Homework Template 6 — Multi-Use
A special thanks to Erin Griffin for contributing the ‘Respect Policy’ for the syllabi.
Mental Health Services Templates
Feedback Card Templates
Assignment Templates (for your homeworks)
Conference Poster Templates
Introduction Sheet Templates
For ease of download, all of these templates can be downloaded all at once at the following link:
You can also find many LaTeX projects, especially notes from Syracuse University Mathematics courses at the following GitHub page:
Finally, a number of other wonderful LaTeX templates can be found at David Mehrle’s page. He has an especially wonderful course note templates.
Introduction to TeX
For those only just starting in TeX, here are a number of links to help you along the way.
- WikiBooks for LaTex
- LaTeX for Beginners
- The Not So Short Introduction to LaTex
- Overleaf LaTeX Tutorials
- How to Typeset Equations in LaTex
- Getting Started in LaTex
- Short Math Guide for LaTex
- An Introduction to Mathematical Document Production Using AMSLaTex
A few links to help those looking for that one symbol they just cannot seem to find how to typeset!
Introduction to Beamer
TeX can create presentation slides. The advantage of doing this, other than the beautiful rendered Mathematics, is that the output is a PDF so that there is never an issue with the computer system not having a program to open your file or other compatibility issues. Here are a few links to help those getting started in Beamer.
- A Beamer Tutorial in Beamer
- Introduction to Beamer
- Making Slides…and Doing It in Beamer
- Introduction to Beamer
- Presentations in LaTex
Finding Templates & Packages
There are a number of places to obtain LaTeX and beamer templates as well as LaTeX packages for expanded TeX capabilities! A few of these can be found below.
LaTeX & Beamer Templates