### What is LaTeX?

LaTeX is a free document preparation system which handles the typesetting of mathematical expressions smoothly and elegantly. Its history goes back several decades, and it has become the standard format for the creation and publication of research articles in mathematics and many scientific fields. In my opinion, LaTeX is also a good choice for math teachers.

### Getting started

- LaTeX is available for download for Mac, Linux, and Windows.
- Art of Problem Solving has a nice introduction to LaTeX.
- DeTeXify lets you draw a symbol with your mouse and searches for a command to generate the symbol.
- You can ask questions on the TeX StackExchange.

### Templates

Because LaTeX is designed primarily for research articles, custom commands are occasionally required to address teacher-specific formatting needs. For example, one might wish to include multiple questions per line or set up an arithmetic exercise in long division format. The templates below contain solutions I have used over the years.

- Basic template
- Elementary school template, including support for setting arithmetic exercises
- Multiplication drills