I saw the question Research on how to teach math to children - what proven approaches are there to teaching math effectively?. I think that question could be really useful and may be worthy of drawing the attention of so many Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange users to. Then researchers will be able to use the answer to find other researchers who are already researching how to fix up the education system and collaborate with them. I think there are a lot of flaws in most education systems in the world. I think a lot of schools are trying to teach very advanced stuff in an unclear way and students are struggling to figure out what they're trying to teach them.

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  • $\begingroup$ @ChrisCunningham It's not my question. At first, I thought the same might go for matheducators.stackexchange.com/questions/15475/… which was based on my question. Then I realized that maybe that question is a whole lot harder for others to stumble on than matheducators.stackexchange.com/questions/12909/…. Maybe it's just so easier for me to find it because it was asked based on my own question. If it's so hard for others to stumble on, maybe that's $\endgroup$ – Timothy Mar 3 at 2:48
  • $\begingroup$ because it wasn't useful enough for a lot lot of attention to be drawn to unlike matheducators.stackexchange.com/questions/12909/…. I myself once stumbled on the question matheducators.stackexchange.com/questions/12909/…. I'm starting to realize that maybe that's the reason for the rule against self promotion. My question matheducators.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/623/… actually stated how $\endgroup$ – Timothy Mar 3 at 2:53
  • $\begingroup$ it's so much easier for me to find my own questions, which actually addressed the reason for the rule about self promotion which is that it's so much easier for one to find one's own question. Maybe that's why it appears that others don't have a problem with it. I hadn't figured it out at that time and just thought it was easier to find my own questions to refer to than other people's questions like it. $\endgroup$ – Timothy Mar 3 at 2:55
  • $\begingroup$ @ChrisCunningham The question I was trying to promote at the beginning was not my own. As described, I already figured out why it works better to try and promote somebody else's. The other links were for the purpose of explaining how there's a flaw in the current education system. My question at matheducators.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/623/… appeared to be promoting my own questions then I explained how that wasn't what I was trying to do. It's so much easier to find my own. Later I was trying to suggest the idea of somebody asking another question $\endgroup$ – Timothy Mar 3 at 3:00
  • $\begingroup$ based on the question I linked at the top by giving another example of one that got asked based on another one. I'm not trying to suggest the one asked based on my own get higher score. I'm well aware that that question was drawn to my attention for no other reason than it was asked based on my own and so the fact that my attention was drawn to it is no sign that it's a highly useful question. $\endgroup$ – Timothy Mar 3 at 3:04
  • $\begingroup$ You must learn to write fewer words to lower the barrier to others understanding your words. $\endgroup$ – Chris Cunningham Mar 3 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ @ChrisCunningham Is it better now? $\endgroup$ – Timothy Mar 3 at 16:40
  • $\begingroup$ It is much improved; still not extremely clear, but much more clear. I will delete my earlier comments. $\endgroup$ – Chris Cunningham Mar 3 at 20:19

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