\(\LaTeX\) and Selected Topics in Mathematics

If you’re unfamiliar with  \(\LaTeX\), it’s the system I use to create the slides and tests in our courses. It’s also used to enter mathematical expressions on this site (and many others).

By request I’ll be running some tutorials in \(\LaTeX\) on Mondays after school (usually these will be held in my classroom, but for the first week it’ll be in 122). It would be useful to know if you’re writing a math-heavy extended essay (in mathematics or one of the sciences, for example), and would also be useful for your mathematical exploration.

After we’ve finished looking at  \(\LaTeX\), we can look at some additional topics in mathematics, with topics selected based on interest (these could include things that typically fall outside the scope of the IB Mathematics courses, like linear algebra, logic, set theory, abstract algebra, or analysis).

If you’re interested in getting started with  \(\LaTeX\), I recommend that you install a full version of  \(\LaTeX\) on your computer—I’ve added instructions for installation here.

Welcome to abMathematics!

This website has been created to support students in Dr. McDonald’s mathematics courses. This website will be used to provide links to useful course materials, information about tests and homework assignments, and additional resources that students may find useful.

One useful feature of this website is that it’s possible to enter mathematical expressions in your comments. Have a look at this page for more information about entering mathematical expressions.