Oscar Levin, Ph.D.Teaching Math and Stuff
https://math.oscarlevin/com/
Creating PreTeXt course materials with ease
The PreTeXt document system is a popular choice for authors of open source math textbooks, since it provides highly accessible interactive online versions in addition to a variety of other formats. Recent work has made using PreTeXt much simpler, to the point that instructors can now easily use it to...
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0600
https://math.oscarlevin/com//2022/04/22/pretext-course-materials.html
https://math.oscarlevin/com//2022/04/22/pretext-course-materials.htmlA New PreTeXt Tutorial
Recent development work on PreTeXt makes it easier than ever to get started writing high quality open source textbooks (even on Windows). The following tutorial will get you up and running quickly. Some of the information presented here uses very recently created tools not yet part of the official documentation....
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0600
https://math.oscarlevin/com//2021/07/13/new-pretext-tutorial.html
https://math.oscarlevin/com//2021/07/13/new-pretext-tutorial.htmlGetting Started with PreTeXt
The ColoMATYC 2020 conference is all about Open Educational Resources. My talk was about the importance of the source of open source textbooks, which for me, means writing open source textbooks in PreTeXt. Here are some suggestions for those interested in trying PreTeXt for the first time. This is a...
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0600
https://math.oscarlevin/com//2020/03/13/getting-started-with-pretext.html
https://math.oscarlevin/com//2020/03/13/getting-started-with-pretext.htmlIdeas for effective formative assessments inside textbooks
At the AIM sponsored workshop Interactive Assessments in Open Source Textbooks, a group of participants had a lively discussion about how to include effective assessments in textbooks, especially formative assessments that occur in the middle of a section to engage the reader. Here are a few things I took away...
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0700
https://math.oscarlevin/com//2019/12/12/formative-textbook-assessments.html
https://math.oscarlevin/com//2019/12/12/formative-textbook-assessments.htmlTypeset your math homework
Typing your math homework has two main advantages over hand written work. First, typeset mathematics is easier to read, for which your professor will thank you. Second, it is easier to edit, correct, and even write mathematics the first time when you are typing, since you can insert or delete...
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600
https://math.oscarlevin/com//2019/08/24/typeset-homework.html
https://math.oscarlevin/com//2019/08/24/typeset-homework.html