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Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange featured in the Math Forum's newsletter

Earlier this week, I was contacted via email by Richard Tchen from Math Forum @ Drexel. He asked me for some example questions to highlight in this week's newsletter. I pointed him to the meta ...
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Vote early and vote often!

This is copied from Scott Morrison's post on meta.latexSE: I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "question" is actually unsolicited advice, based on our experience from the initial launch of ...
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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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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Education questions on Mathematics SE

A few times lately I've noticed questions like this one coming up om Mathematics SE: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3086468/result-of-multiplication-having-zeroes-after-the-decimal Despite ...
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100% Questions Answered

This most likely won't last long, but it is nice to see. We need to improve the number of questions and visits, but we have a perfect answer score! Great job, everyone!
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Mathematics Education Research: A Guide for the Research Mathematician

Since a lot of the users at MESE come from MSE or MO (or, more generally, have a background in Mathematics rather than Mathematics Education) I thought it might be helpful to link to the following ...
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Changes that will occur when public beta starts in the next day or two

Edit (3/24/14): A stackexchange employee has confirmed in chat that the site will go public tomorrow or Wednesday. When public beta starts (hopefully in the next week), several important things will ...
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Proliferation of Fake Accounts

There is a theme to some of the new user accounts on MESE. I believe that this is not specific to Math Educators, but is rather a larger problem across StackExchange. Still, I thought it was worth ...
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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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How do I edit a question to make it better?

I think "Why are most math textbooks so uninspiring; unless you already like Math?" is a good question. It's closed because 5 people marked it "unclear what you're asking". I'd like to edit it to make ...
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Guide to using the 'favorite button' (the star under the vote count of a question)

When viewing a question, under the question's vote count is a star button. Clicking that button marks that question as a 'favorite'. Marking a question as a favorite has no effect on that question. ...
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Ways to contribute to Math Educators Stackexchange

When you are new to Stackexchange, it can be hard to know what all you can and should do at first. Here are some ideas: Posting. Everyone who comitted to this site is encouraged to make 10 posts (...
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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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Chat for COVID-19

As we adjust to teaching online, I thought it might be useful to have a less formal place where we can share strategies for teaching mathematics, recommend hardware and software, share war stories, or ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for lesson plans of a certain type?

I asked this question today. Essentially, I am trying to collect some more lesson plans of a certain type: "Desmos Make-A-Graph" projects. And I invite others to contribute to this collection. I ...
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Should the (teaching) tag be a synonym for (mathematical-pedagogy)?

Should the teaching tag be a synonym for mathematical-pedagogy? And if not, what sort of questions would be a good fit for one tag, but not the other? Right now the teaching tag doesn't have a usage ...
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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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Adding feeds from some other sites to the chatroom?

This site has an associated chatroom which is frequented by some users. I wonder whether it might be useful to add some feeds from other sites to the feeds for this chatroom. In this way there would ...
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Undeleting a “deleted by the author” answer

I noticed that there is an answer deleted by an author here. It's a brief answer that points to a resource, provides sufficient context, and at least one commenter found useful. I'd like to undelete ...
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The etiquette of posting or editing better versions of an existing question

These etiquette type questions take place on all SEs. We need our own etiquette. A large part of current discussion, appropriately of course, is about framing good questions. How long should we wait ...
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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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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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Have & how do you use the questions on Stack Exchange in your teaching & assessment?

Can anyone share their experiences using any of the questions from Mathematics Stack Exchange in their teaching or assessment? How do you 'save' questions for later use? How successful have you been?...
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Cross posting book reference question

On the mathematics site I asked about a book I was looking for: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/2178178/88985 But never got the answer I was looking for ::( It is for an beginning undergraduate ...
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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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Is it on-topic to ask for feedback on a textbook proposal?

I have a textbook proposal currently being considered for publication. The tentative title of the book is Secondary Mathematics for Mathematicians and Educators, and as the title suggests it focuses ...
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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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What steps are necessary to begin a Q&A contest?

As it discussed before here, here and here, it seems many established users and also some of our moderators support the idea of commencing a weekly/monthly Q&A contest. So let's do it! Question: ...
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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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Data from succesful betas: what to expect with questions/day

User "cheap effective diet pills" at Meta Stackoverflow provided me with this data about questions per day from succesful sites (2 that graduated and 2 that will). This should help us know what to ...
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Duplicate questions with MO.SE?

I've asked today the following question What is fairly new theorem one can teach (and prove) to an undergraduate student? As @quid mentioned in his comment, a very similar question was asked on MO.SE,...
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Math education questions posted on Math.SE during beta

This question was posted on Math.SE earlier today. It is pretty clear that it is better suited for Matheducators.SE. Once Matheducators.SE is out private beta, one might expect that this question ...
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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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Does a question that got closed still count for fulfilling the commitment to make ten posts?

Does a question that got closed still count for fulfilling the commitment to make ten posts?
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Math+science stack exchanges helping other math+science stack exchanges!

The Physics Meta promotes support for all Science sites on Stack Exchange, in this post. The same meta post is now on several other science SE Meta sites. The Mathematics Educators SE is one of the ...
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Should the [test-design] and [exams] tags be synonyms?

Should the test-design and exams tags be synonyms? If not, how should what sorts of questions would we like these tags to correspond to, and how can we edit the tag wikis to reflect this?
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Flaw in the listing of related questions?

I just wrote a question at Could students be taught the concept of rational numbers the same way as in the Formal construction section of the Wikipedia article rational number? and wrote the word ...
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“show 13 more comments”

[Note: I don't know if this is a general comment about the Stack Exchange network at large or something that is controllable site-by-site.] When a comment thread gets too long, stack exchanges seem ...
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Recently-answered question does not show up in “Top Questions” list

A question that I answered earlier today is mysteriously absent from the Top Questions list when I visit the site. However, if I search for the question using keywords, and click the "Newest" tab, it ...
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Why are certain LaTeX commands not rendering for me on this site?

Both the syntax "\binom{n}{r}" and the syntax "{n \choose r}" produce the message "[Math Processing Error]" for me when I use this site (and also History of Science and Mathematics), but work fine ...
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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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Something wrong with close reasons

I reviewed just now a question and voted to close it. The closure reason, what appeared on the user interface, seemed to be wrong for me: it showed ...
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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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Could this question about research on how to teach math to children be worthy of a lot of attention?

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 ...