How to Generate Colored Latex For Your Blog or Website

Since I started this blog, I developed a habit of drawing my illustrations in bright colors. Recently, In my most recent post, I have generated colored Latex to hopefully further illuminate mathematical ideas. In this post, I am going to teach you how to generate it for your blog or website.

Colored Latex

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As of this writing, I believe that WordPress does not yet support colored Latex, so we will use Codecogs.com latex generator. Here is a sample output of the colored latex generated from the mentioned site.  Continue reading

Math Word Problems: Solving Number Problems Part 2

This is the continuation of the previous post on solving number problems. In this post, I will give three more examples on how to solve word problems about numbers.

PROBLEM 4

One number is smaller than the other by 12. Their sum is 102. What is the smaller number?

Solution

In the previous post, we talked about two numbers, one is being larger than the other. In this problem, the other number is smaller. If a number is 15, and the other number is 6 smaller than it, then that number is 15 - 6. So, in the problem above, if we let n be the number, then n - 12 is the smaller number.  Again, their sum is 102, so we can now set up the equation Continue reading

The 2011 Most Popular Posts

I found a new plugin that adds the number of shares (Tweets, Facebook likes, and Google+ plus 1’s) and I  thought that I should share to you last year’s most shared posts. Below are the 7 most popular posts with their corresponding number of shares.

  1. 10 Ways to Think Like a Mathematician
  2. 15 Reasons Why GeoGebra is Successful
  3. What are GeoGebraists?
  4. The Mathematician’s Clock
  5. 8 Free Online Math Graphing Tools
  6. 25 Signs You’re a Future Mathematician
  7. Ben Goldacre on Bad Statistics

Enjoy reading!

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