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Do we need the "inequation" tag?

I just approved an edit to the inequation tag. I approved this edit so that the current state of the tag would have some fixed point of reference for discussion. That being said, I do not believe ...
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Country tags - yes or no?

I have edited some questions to add country tags. Someone has removed them from at least one question. Let us talk about what are the best practices around country tags on Matheducators. ...
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Usage guidance for some tags not shown on Meta tags page

The tags page in Meta sometimes shows the usage guidance of the tag and sometimes doesn't. For example, in the screenshot below, the usage guidance for the discussion tag is shown ("designed to ...
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What is or could be the tag for asking about possibility of teaching certain topics without prerequisities?

For example, I had no idea that probabilities of 0 or 1 don't change with information. I don't recall being taught this in elementary or advanced probability. The advanced probability way of proving ...
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Searching on main for a word but not its tag

Here in meta, when I type in the word calculus (for example) in the search bar at the top of the page (the one with the prompt ...
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A tag for infinite subjects?

Would it be appropriate to create a tag for questions dealing with infinity, infinitesimals, or related subjects?
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Meta-cognition tag?

Could we create a tag for the topic of meta-cognition, that is "thinking about thinking", or more completely (from Wikipedia): Metacognition is defined as "...
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What was the result of meta discussion on the "big list" or "resource recommendation" tag?

What was the result of this discussion?
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I want to add another tag

I just posted this question, however I felt that it needed another tag describing the interaction between courses, and also a group with academic problems, but after reading the list of existing tags ...
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Do we need separate tags notation and terminology-and-notation?

I don't have the privilege to propose tag synonyms, so let me post this as a meta question: Do we need the tags notation and terminology-and-notation separately? They seem synonymous to me. I will ...
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Tags need wikis! Can you help?

Every tag could (and should!) have a tag wiki and perhaps even more importantly a tag wiki excerpt; this is what you see in the list of tags and when hovering over a tag. While a fair number of tags ...
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Better proposal for the tag "Mathematics in daily life"

I've just created the tag mathematics-in-daily-life, but I'm not that happy about the title. Can anyone suggest a better title for it?
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Should be split the tag "motivation"?

At the moment motivation is used in (at least) two rather different ways. For questions on motivations for some mathemtical subjects and related things, like For calculus students, what should be the ...
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Possibly merging tags: "multivariate-calculus" and "vector-calculus"

I recently edited the "multivariate-calculus" tag, and described it as follows: For questions about teaching calculus with functions of more than one variable (also perhaps known as "Vector ...
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Tag(s?) for other sciences

I just asked a question about motivating the interests of biology/chemistry/physics students and noticed there were no tags for those topics. I opted to create the "physical-sciences" tag, since I'm ...
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Specific tag for questions about a mathematical object

I think it would be nice to have a tag that marked that a question was 'about' (i.e. its central topic is) a specific mathematical object, in contrast to being about practical things like exams and ...
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Difference between elementary-education and primary-eduction?

At the moment, we have the tags elementary-education and primary-education. What is the difference? Should they be merged together? If yes, to which one of both?
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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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Tag wiki: Links to questions?

At the moment, only a few tags has wiki entries, I'm about to give some basic descriptions to the tags. Question: Should one add links to "typical" questions related to the tag? Or is this already ...
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Should "assessment" and "grading" be synonymous tags?

I've used both of these tags so far, but I just now noticed I'm the only one to have used the "assessment" tag. I suppose they can be considered synonymous. And based on Jon Ericsson's post in this ...
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The tags around exams, homework and alike, how should they be structured?

At the moment there is already a small zoo of tags around these subjects; sometimes it is not quite clear to me what if any should be the difference (of course not for all tags below, I just wanted a ...
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What is the intent of the reference-books tag?

There is a tag reference-books. Normally, I'd assume this is about, well, reference books (encyclopedias and alike). Yet, it does not seem to be used like this. So, I wonder: What is the precise ...
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A better name for the „teachers” tag

There is a teachers tag for questions about educating teachers, whose name is far from useful, in my opinion. Though it only has a few questions right now, there will inevitably more questions about ...
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What precisely (if anything) should be tagged pedagogy?

The tag pedagogy gets a lot of usage, possibly too much. I propose a discussion to sharpen the meaning of this tag (or to replace it by more specific ones). The current tag wiki says: Pedagogy ...
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Should we drop "education" from tags?

We have some tags corresponding to various levels of education, including secondary-education and undergraduate-education. As ...
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"College" vs "undergraduate-education"

As this site is about mathematics education, it seems that college and undergraduate-education are redundant and should be made synonymous. Is it beneficial to have both college and undergraduate-...
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Use of the Algebra tag

By default to most non-mathematicians, algebra refers to the algebra of the real and complex numbers, including linear, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential expressions, functions, ...
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TA vs. tutor vs. exercise group leader vs

What is an appropriate term for a (graduate) student who is meeting with a small group students on a regular basis and discusses with them the lecture and exercises? Or: Can someone explain me (as a ...
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Should we have a (big-list) tag?

As I commented here, there are some questions (at least that one) which would naturally fit with a big-list tag. However, these tags are generally looked down on at ...
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Do we delete tags that duplicate a better tag?

When there are two tags that mean the same thing (eg high-school and secondary-education), do we delete the tag that is not preferred? Is there a way to point that out if someone then attempts to add ...
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The "analysis-teaching" tag

Currently "analysis-teaching" is one of the most popular tags (see here). My question is: Should we be using analysis (or perhaps real-analysis) instead of analysis-teaching? Here's my argument ...
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