National Association of Math Circles Wiki
Tutorial

This tutorial will assist you in the process of learning how to contribute
to the National Association of Math Circles Wiki.

Creating an Article


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.

Editing an Article


To edit a wiki page, click on the Edit button above the article
while you are logged in. In the Body box, you will see any existing
text written for the article, including the syntax. You may write around
or replace the text to edit the article.

Wiki Syntax

Text


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'')

Internal Links


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?.

HTML


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>

Math


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:

<equations> \int \ln(x) \;dx &= \int 1 \cdot \ln(x) \;dx \ &= x \cdot \ln(x) - \int x \cdot \frac{1}{x} \;dx \ &= x \cdot \ln(x) - x </equations>

Renders:
\int \ln(x) \;dx &= \int 1 \cdot \ln(x) \;dx \ &= x \cdot \ln(x) - \int x \cdot \frac{1}{x} \;dx \ &= x \cdot \ln(x) - x

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: \$