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Thoughts on the scope, especially the intended audience, of this site?

Several years ago when this site was launched there were quite a few discussions about what is or should be the scope of the site, see for example Scope of the site: educaTION versus educaTOR Since ...
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Feedback from an established user on MESE: "I offer this in the spirit of ‘we are at <1 question per day, let’s save what we can’'

I responded, critically but also respectfully, to an established user's comment below a rather ill-formed question. He responded: "I offer this in the spirit of ‘we are at <1 question per day, ...
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Will this question be well received here?

Is it beneficial to do one book twice or two book once or repeat the difficult questions from one book. I am asking this in context for preparing for tough competitive exams such as Joint entrance ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Mathematics Educators's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Do we need the “inequation” tag?

I just approved an edit to the inequation tag. I approved this edit so that the current state of the tag would have some fixed point of reference for discussion. That being said, I do not believe ...
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How do I ask a good question?

I'm asking it here because it is specifically about Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange and not about the Stack Exchange network in general. Also since this question is about Mathematics Educators ...
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Country tags - yes or no?

I have edited some questions to add country tags. Someone has removed them from at least one question. Let us talk about what are the best practices around country tags on Matheducators. ...
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Q&A for the 2019 Moderator Election

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. As a candidate, your job is simple - post an answer to this question, citing each of the questions and ...
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Nomination Suggestions for 2019 Moderator Election

We have an election that is currently live, looking for self-nominations. https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/election Is there anyone you think should nominate themselves, that has not stepped ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Flaw in the listing of related questions?

I just wrote a question at Could students be taught the concept of rational numbers the same way as in the Formal construction section of the Wikipedia article rational number? and wrote the word ...
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How often is a question on matheducators.se closed as “primarily opinion-based”?

My title may not be the best of titles. But it appears to me that matheducators.se receives its share of opinion-based questions, e.g., When should students stop receiving tutoring?. There are a few ...
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New Graphing Calculator 3D Stackexchange proposal is looking for people to register for a private beta

The graphing calculator 3d SE proposal has reached the commitment phase, where it needs 200 people to register for a private beta. Although it already has 194 members, only 12 of them have the ...
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What are the guidelines to consider regarding whether or not users here should refer a question, or its asker, to math.se?

I ask the title question, in part because of this assigned exercise posted here and the first commenter to reply. In particular, the first sentence of the comment is fine. The second sentence of the ...
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Are questions from students learning professional culture counted as on-topic?

What points mathematicians need in an explanation about red herring names? When I ask this question I put myself in the position of a novice wanting to learn the culture of professional mathematician ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 22 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement ...
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Education questions on Mathematics SE

A few times lately I've noticed questions like this one coming up om Mathematics SE: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3086468/result-of-multiplication-having-zeroes-after-the-decimal Despite ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for lesson plans of a certain type?

I asked this question today. Essentially, I am trying to collect some more lesson plans of a certain type: "Desmos Make-A-Graph" projects. And I invite others to contribute to this collection. I ...
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Answer Flagged a Year after Posting

I noticed that an answer was flagged a year after posting. I am not sure I understand the value of doing this. As a teacher I believe in giving more immediate feedback. I am thinking that someone ...
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Is asking for textbook recommendations for self-study on-topic?

Before I ask the question: I've already looked at this one and don't feel that the answers cover mine. Background: I "learnt" the mathematics relevant to electronic engineering several decades ago. ...
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“show 13 more comments”

[Note: I don't know if this is a general comment about the Stack Exchange network at large or something that is controllable site-by-site.] When a comment thread gets too long, stack exchanges seem ...
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Publications inspired by Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange

(This post is inspired by the MathOverflow Meta question "Best of MathOverflow, or papers inspired by MathOverflow.") What publications have mentioned Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange? This ...
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Usage guidance for some tags not shown on Meta tags page

The tags page in Meta sometimes shows the usage guidance of the tag and sometimes doesn't. For example, in the screenshot below, the usage guidance for the discussion tag is shown ("designed to ...
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What is or could be the tag for asking about possibility of teaching certain topics without prerequisities?

For example, I had no idea that probabilities of 0 or 1 don't change with information. I don't recall being taught this in elementary or advanced probability. The advanced probability way of proving ...
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Very low number of visitors per day

Two weeks ago, Mathematics Educators had around 458 visitors per day. Just a few minutes ago I was surprised to discover that we have only 1 visitors (sic) per day. (The image below right is what I ...
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Should we use ME.SE to host a repository of good calculus problems?

A colleague of mine has a project where he is gathering "good problems" from many calculus topics. He wants to share them all online and continue to accept new submissions, but we know it is not a ...
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How do I view the timeline of events that happened on a post?

What do I do to see the timeline of events that happened on a question or an answer? The events include votes, comments, revisions, closures, deletions, reopens, and undeletes.
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Searching on main for a word but not its tag

Here in meta, when I type in the word calculus (for example) in the search bar at the top of the page (the one with the prompt ...
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Guideline Request: Posting personal/identifiable information

There's been some discussion in the comments of a recent MESE question, concerning what posted information might constitute a FERPA (or other privacy-act) violation. Does Mathematics Educators Stack ...
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Recently-answered question does not show up in “Top Questions” list

A question that I answered earlier today is mysteriously absent from the Top Questions list when I visit the site. However, if I search for the question using keywords, and click the "Newest" tab, it ...
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Handling “edgy” jokes in comments

I flagged the comment here: https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/a/13708/11 as needing moderator attention. In case it is removed later, the context is that the question wants to know a better, ...
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Deleted question about benefits of learning math vs. philosophy vs. logic for those never intending to major in math?

I remember posting this question on the main website that I see not anymore: was it deleted?
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Editing a Misleading Title

The question Math topics that reward fighting against pattern recognition has a very misleading title. The question seems to be about using patterns but is really about using algorithms and cookbook ...
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Should the (teaching) tag be a synonym for (mathematical-pedagogy)?

Should the teaching tag be a synonym for mathematical-pedagogy? And if not, what sort of questions would be a good fit for one tag, but not the other? Right now the teaching tag doesn't have a usage ...
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Adding feeds from some other sites to the chatroom?

This site has an associated chatroom which is frequented by some users. I wonder whether it might be useful to add some feeds from other sites to the feeds for this chatroom. In this way there would ...
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Proliferation of Fake Accounts

There is a theme to some of the new user accounts on MESE. I believe that this is not specific to Math Educators, but is rather a larger problem across StackExchange. Still, I thought it was worth ...
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Answers and comments on a question attacking an entire subset of our profession

The question below What is the required mathematical background of a US elementary school math teacher? was migrated from academia.stackexchange and the answers and comments included have a general ...
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Can I suggest to someone to accept my answer?

A new user asked a question about teaching multiplication of integers for the first time. He clearly liked my answer because (s)he wrote in a comment under my answer: Thank you very much! I used ...
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Have & how do you use the questions on Stack Exchange in your teaching & assessment?

Can anyone share their experiences using any of the questions from Mathematics Stack Exchange in their teaching or assessment? How do you 'save' questions for later use? How successful have you been?...
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Is this allowed?

I am a member of this website and need to ask a favor. I have a small publishing company I've started specializing in quality inexpensive mathematics textbooks at the university level, both reprints ...
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An invitation for volunteers study group coordinators and advisors

This is not an advertisement, but a friendly invitation to share your thoughts and suggestions about this idea. "As a trial, we can find one or two volunteers to 'teach' (better word, anyone?) ...
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Cross posting book reference question

On the mathematics site I asked about a book I was looking for: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/2178178/88985 But never got the answer I was looking for ::( It is for an beginning undergraduate ...
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What is the right way to post an after-action report?

I posted How can I choose a free calculus textbook? in 2014, then our department adopted a free calculus textbook. We made various decisions at that time. Three years out, we know more or less what ...
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Person using multiple unregistered accounts

A user has been using multiple unregistered accounts (with the same name and the same avatar). For reference, the accounts I've been able to find are 8280, 8281, 8284, 8289, 8294, 8308, 8309, 8310, ...
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A tag for infinite subjects?

Would it be appropriate to create a tag for questions dealing with infinity, infinitesimals, or related subjects?
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Renaming the “Mathematics Educators” chatroom.

Similar to this post, would anyone be interested in suggesting a new name?
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Disappearing Meta chatroom

I regularly visit the Mathematics Educators chatrooms and I used to see three. But starting last March 16, 2017, the Mathematics Educators Meta chatroom disappeared from the list. (Clicking the "...
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Is it on-topic to ask for feedback on a textbook proposal?

I have a textbook proposal currently being considered for publication. The tentative title of the book is Secondary Mathematics for Mathematicians and Educators, and as the title suggests it focuses ...
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Country-specific questions

I understand that some country-specific questions are currently welcome in Mathematics Educators. (For example, questions with the common-core tag are specific to the USA.) But are questions that ...

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