The author of this question tried to use LateX markup, presumably thinking it would work in the same way that it does on Math Stack Exchange and Math Overflow.

Would it be possible to get MathJax for this site as well?

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    $\begingroup$ MathJax would make this site a lot more usable. (-: $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 21:35
  • $\begingroup$ Of course, only a person in a position to meet this feature request can logically answer this question as it is worded, but we all need to make as much noise about this point as possible. How can you talk about maths education without writing any maths at all? This is a no brainer and if we are to have a chance at making this site viable this is one frustration we can do without. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 21:43
  • $\begingroup$ I need to learn how to use it in my questions and answers. Where do I find that out? $\endgroup$
    – Sue VanHattum Mod
    Commented Mar 16, 2014 at 14:43

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$$ \Huge Yes. $$

Our usual policy is to ask sites to demonstrate a need for evidence that they need this feature. This is the YAGNI development philosophy. Some excellent examples of how to demonstrate a need come from Space Exploration, Astronomy, and Amateur Radio. For this site, that requirement might be a little silly; obviously math educators need to use mathematics! But on the other hand, it ought to be easy to demonstrate the need. You've already got a good example as a start.

  • $\begingroup$ And so now we have it I see on the main site (?) $\endgroup$
    – Thomas
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 22:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Thomas: Yep. (The bar for demonstrating the need turned out to be exceptionally low.) $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 22:17
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    $\begingroup$ Nice! That was quick! $\endgroup$
    – Thomas
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 22:18
  • $\begingroup$ Yes! Thanks a lot. $\endgroup$
    – user11235
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 23:43
  • $\begingroup$ $\oplus$ $\ast$ $\endgroup$
    – user11235
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 23:45
  • $\begingroup$ Wow! Thanks a lot! $\endgroup$
    – Jim Belk
    Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 21:45

As suggested by Jon Ericson, this answer will serve to demonstrate that we have a need for MathJax. We do this by making a list of questions where MathJax is needed/useful. Please feel free to edit the following list.

  • $\begingroup$ I posted the second question you listed and wasn't able to pose the question as I wished because of the lack of MathJax. I think that MathJax isn't crucial for this site, but may be occasionally useful. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 22:15
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    $\begingroup$ @GammaFunction: I think it will be crucial. If we will have questions about how to teach specific concepts, then examples are best done with MathJax. $\endgroup$
    – Thomas
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 22:17
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    $\begingroup$ I agree fully that this site should be MathJax enabled. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 22:30

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