Learning LaTeX is something every undergraduate mathematics major should do early in their career.
LaTeX is a typesetting system for mathematics (and other things), universally used in graduate school and beyond. Forget equation editors in word processors, with their infuriatingly incomplete symbol lists and click-through menus! Forget having to scratch out wrong answers, or having your grader complain about your handwriting. LaTeX is the fastest and prettiest way to produce typeset PDF math homework, once you tough out the short but steep learning curve right at the beginning. It takes one hour, and I’m here to show you how.
To use LaTeX you have many options, but the easiest quick start is Overleaf. At the end of this post you’ll find the source for the tutorial, in case you are installing it on your own computer.
This tutorial is aimed at an undergraduate discrete mathematics or introduction to proofs course (in terms of the examples in the document), but could be used anywhere in the undergraduate curriculum.
Get Started! (Open the tutorial on Overleaf and watch the accompanying video)