RapidQandA â€” the fastest way to create your quizzes and lessons from plain old text.

MathML is a complex markup language. Itâ€™s verbose and best created using an authoring tool. If that sounds a bit daunting, *RapidQandA* also has support for **AsciiMath**, which allows you to type mathematical expressions just using standard text characters. Its quick and simple and a lot less verbose than MathML. If that sounds like itâ€™s the thing for you, check out Using AsciiMath first.

Although creating **MathML** may be complicated, using it is simple â€” just paste it into your lesson. Creating the
**MathML** is a slightly different question though. Creating maths using
**MathML** creates quite verbose lessons, and although you can write it by hand, using
an equation writer will make it much easier. Here are two possible options:

**LibreOffice Math**: if you have LibreOffice installed you can use its equation editor to create mathematical expressions in**MathML**. How to use it is explained later. This has a drag and drop interface which allows you to visualise the expression as you create it.**MATHML Central**: Wolfram Research have an online tool at MATHML Central which can be used to create mathematical expressions in**MathML**; however, you will need to understand how to input equations using their TraditionalForm or StandardForm syntax. AsciiMath may be a quicker route for you.

- To create the necessary MathML in LibreOffice, you will first need to install the application.
- Then launch
**LibreOffice Math**. - Use the equation editor to create the maths formula.
- Select
**File | Save As**, and when the**Save As**dialog appears, set the**Save As Type**field to**MathML 2.0 (*.mml)**, and save the file. - Open the resulting file in a simple text editor such as
*Notepad*on Windows or*TextEdit*on a Mac. - Copy all the text starting from
**<mathâ€¦**and ending**</math>**â€” basically everything except the line`<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>`

. - Paste it into your lesson.
- Enjoy the results.