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Are questions around simplification in scope?

I am not a teacher but a parent of children who learn math at school (13 and 15 yo in France). I also have a PhD in physics, so I am particularly interested myself by what they learn. Some of their ...
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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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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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Scope of the site: educaTION versus educaTOR

I am still somewhat confused about the scope of this site. The help center says: The community welcomes questions on teaching mathematics and the process of learning mathematics at all levels. ...
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Is this type of question for MESE?

This question just came up. I sympathesize with the asker but I don't think this is a good fit here, perhaps Math.SE. Should we allow space for similar questions from now on?
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Should we change our description of the target audience?

Added (quid): I am reactivating this in the hope of getting a clearer view of the communities opinion. I suggest we discuss this in general, keeping the self-learner aspect in mind but not as unique ...
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The on-topic of this site needs to be changed. What should it be?

I just noticed that the on-topic of this site does "not work" (it is currently the site's name, Mathematics Educators, but this is does not really fit for our name). The problem can, for ...
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What constitutes a duplicate to an M.SE thread?

In answer to my question What are some good simple examples that getting the right result is not enough? I was pointed to this thread on M.SE as a duplicate: https://math.stackexchange.com/...