National Association of Math Circles Wiki

This tutorial will assist you in the process of learning how to contribute

to the National Association of Math Circles Wiki.

To create a new article, visit

Submit Wiki Page.

If the title of the article you are creating already exists, you will not

be allowed to create that page and will see the error message "A page with

this name already exists." with a link to that already existing page. You

can then click on that link to edit the article.

If you click on a link to an article that does not exist, you have the

option of creating that article.

To edit a wiki page, click on the

while you are logged in. In the

text written for the article, including the syntax. You may write around

or replace the text to edit the article.

Here are a few common ways to format content in your article.

• **Bullets ** - Use the asterick symbol * at the start of each line

• **Bold Text** - Place three apostrophes directly before and after the

word that is to be bolded (Example: '''bold word'')

• **Italic Text** - Place two apostrophes directly before and after the

word that is to be italicized (Example: ''italicized

word'')

To create a link to another article in the wiki, place two square brackets

directly before and after a word that is the name of the article. For

example, to create a link to the What is a Math Circle?, you would

type [[What is a Math Circle?]]. Note, the name of the

article is not case sensitive. So, [[What is a Math

Circle?]] would be the same as [[what is a math

circle?]] or [[WHAT IS A MATH Circle?]].

If you need to make the title of the link a name that is different from

the actual name of the article, you would type in this format:

[[What is a Math Circle?|Learn About What is a Math

Circle]].

This would display a link titled **Learn About What is a Math Circle**

that will direct you to the page called What is a Math Circle?.

You may use a limited amount of HTML when editing wiki articles. This

includes:

<table> | <tr> | <td> | <th> |

<h1> | <h2> | <h3> | <h4> |

<h5> | <h6> | <div> | <center> |

<br> | <strong> | <em> | <p> |

<b> | <i> | <ul> | <li> |

There are a few different ways to render Latek and math in your article.

To enclose inline math, use dollar signs.

For example: `$x^2$ $\infty$`

Renders:

$x^2$ $\infty$

To display paragraph math, enclose the math in between two dollar signs.

For example: `$$x^2$$`

Renders: $$x^2$$

You may also enclose math in between two "equations" tags.

For example, this syntax:

Renders:

Other examples:

1) `$\sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{1}{k}$`

2) `$!\sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{1}{k}$`

Renders:

1)

$\sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{1}{k}$

2)

$!\sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{1}{k}$

To make a dollar sign, you have to type: `\$`