ASCIIMathML Tutorial

ASCIIMathML Symbol List

External Links

ASCIIMathML Home Page


MathPlayer for IE

MathML font packages for Firefox, Mozilla or Netscape


ASCIIMathML is an easy way of writing mathematics to go on the web. The syntax is simple and intuitive (similar to LaTeX, but much easier). It was developed by Peter Jipsen at Chapman University, and he has put many useful applications on his ASCIIMathML Home Page.

The purpose of my COLMSCT fellowship is to investigate the potential of ASCIIMathML for submitting mathematics assignments online in the Open University. Here are links to some of the supporting materials and tools I've developed for this project:

ASCIIMathML Tutorial and Symbol List:
A short tutorial to introduce my students to ASCIIMathML. It explains how to use all the symbols contained in the ASCIIMathML symbol list. The symbol list is derived from the symbol list on the ASCIIMathML Home Page where there are instructions on how to extend the symbol list.
Note: ASCIIMathML generates a mathematics in MathML (a mathematics extension to html). To display the mathematics correctly, this page requires Internet Explorer 6 with MathPlayer installed, or Mozilla/Firefox/Netscape 7+ with MathML fonts installed (e.g. download the MIT MathML font packages). If you have these installed you should see a familiar formula here:
`x=(-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/(2a)`