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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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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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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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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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How to avoid opinion-based down-votes with an objective question?

In the comments for JoeTaxpayer's answer to this question about the "appropriateness" of assigning extra credit homework, some users have begun to discuss down-votes that seem to be based upon ...
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Are survey questions on topic?

Are questions that ask for a variety of individualized responses on topic? Here are some examples: How do you teach the topic of ... ? What tools do you use for ... ? What methods do you employ to ......
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Modified by Community

What does it mean that a question was "Modified by Community"?
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Who is MESE for, exactly?

This is not a rhetorical question, and it also doesn't have any preconceived answer. It is instead closely related to the question of why there are so few questions on what otherwise seems to be a ...
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Are questions about working as a teacher of mathematics on-topic?

Should we consider it on-topic to ask questions about working as a teacher of mathematics even when the question has nothing to do with mathematics itself? The topics could be something like this: ...
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questions about (educational) mathematical games?

i posted a question on https://math.stackexchange.com/q/937887/88985 And directly somebody got one commented with: "not on topic" maybe it is because i asked two questions at the same time, ...
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Last week: we need more questions

The math educators beta has only one more week guaranteed. Over the past 12 weeks, matheducators.SE has done quite well (details), for an overview: We have a very healthy number of enthusiastic and ...
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Asking a question on teaching engineers mathematical thinking skills

A few months ago, I asked a question on teaching engineers mathematical thinking skills over at MSE. I also asked it a little later at The Mathematics Teaching Community, but traffic on that site is ...
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Are questions about teaching “philosophy of math” on-topic?

Obviously questions about teaching philosophy of math are quite different from questions about philosophy of teaching math which we discussed about them in a meta post before. There are essential ...
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Are questions about student advising usually on-topic?

The following question has generated some controversy regarding whether it is on-topic. (Edit: The question was subsequently moved to Math Overflow, having been closed here.) What areas of pure ...
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Are questions about impacts of cultural, economical and political parameters on math education on-topic?

Math education as a social activity has an undeniable mutual interaction with almost all social parameters like cultural, economical and political changes in a society. For example John Smith's answer ...
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Should questions be based on reality or is fiction fair game?

Various questions, and perhaps also answers, (will) involve a description of a scenario to set the context. Then, this scenario could be a description of a real situation or fiction (or perhaps ...
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On the Rate of Asking Questions in MESE

This is not a really new meta discussion post. One can find many similar posts in almost all other stackexchange forums but there is a difference here. On-topic questions of MESE are completely well-...
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Would this recent MSE question be on topic on MESE?

Here's the question mentioned in the title. Can you explain your top-three mathematical problems that you find the most interesting (NB: the problem must be accessible to a 1st year university ...
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Are questions about teaching math to children who have some disabilities on-topic here?

I don't teach school math but as a part of my voluntary activities in some related associations sometimes I am in this special situation. Question 1. Are questions about teaching math to children who ...
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Posting employment questions (about math jobs)

This question came to my mind after seeing this question about secondary ed job postings. While this site is about mathematics education, and educators have to think about jobs and how to acquire ...
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Books and materials recommendations

Is acceptable requesting books and materials for mathematical classes? Any body may need some textbooks or any materials for mathematics education. Can we accept this questions as high quality expert ...
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Should we embrace or avoid questions that are simply lists of tips and tricks?

The easiest question to ask a professional educator is: I have noticed problem X in my classroom. What have you tried to address this problem? I worry that this creates poor questions for a ...