As @brendansullivan07 suggested in a comment, we should perhaps provide a list of the best material our site has thus far. Of course, one could simply order the questions with respect to votes, but maybe there are others that have been lost in the mix.

I suggest we "nominate" questions that accurately portray the scope of our site, which could be used for demonstrative purposes when introducing MESE to a new user.

Note: These questions should not only be good, but should also have high-quality answers.

Edit (4/7/14): About two weeks have elapsed since this was last updated, so perhaps there are new questions or answers worth posting/linking to from the past half-month.

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    $\begingroup$ For reference, here are the lists of highest-voted questions and highest-voted answers $\endgroup$
    – Jim Belk
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 0:51
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    $\begingroup$ I would suggest that we include some questions that have good, accepted answers, as well as some questions that have a variety of answers without any one that's "best". $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 2:02

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I propose the following short list:

Good questions with good, accepted answers:

This has something of administrivia (cheating), something of student understanding (notation), and two explicitly about mathematical issues (while the other is an education idea that is broader but still fits here).

Good questions with many good answers:

Again, a little bit of everything, including some good lists of answers that are all good, and some that include links to research.


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