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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 example, be ...
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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/...