Basic Math Typesetting

In this section, we will get started with typesetting math expressions in LaTeX. We will learn how to enter math mode, then add some basic algebra symbols.


  • Enter math mode, the environment needed to type math in LaTeX.

  • Recognize the difference between inline and display math.

Typeset symbols with single characters or commands, including:

  • Symbols for operations.

  • Symbols for comparisons.

  • Exponents.

  • Greek letters.