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What should our chat room be called?

Every Stack Exchange site has an official chat room which can be reached by clicking the "Stack Exchange" logo on the upper left corner. Each site chooses a nickname for its chat room to put some ...
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What is our “elevator pitch”?

One of the Seven Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta is "What is our elevator pitch"? This is a short description of what our site is all about. It can be a guiding principle for our site, and ...
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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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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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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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How is a good answer framed?

I am used to blogging, so when I answer a question I often reference previous answers. I just noticed that that is not a good practice here, since the answers change order, depending on the votes. (I ...
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MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference

To see how any of the formulas were made in any question or answer, including this one, use the "edit" link to view the complete source. To quickly see the source of a single expression, right-click ...
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Linking to research

I think it would be good to have a culture on this forum of linking to actual published research on educational questions as far as possible. However, when I did this at What are the arguments for ...
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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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Raising International Awareness in the Community

Understanding the various methods different countries use is one of the most interesting things about being part of an international site. I was inspired by a question that Roland asked about a ...
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Automatically formatting links

On this answer Comparison of different concepts of integral we see that the link to another me.SE question is reformatted with the title of the question. When the link was inserted I just copy-pasted ...
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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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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 hitchker's guide to make questions for the self-learner

What are the rules that a self-learner should follow to ask good questions in this site?
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Answering your own question?

SE provides the feature of answering your own question. I often see this when someone made something sophisticated, but useful and wants to share his/her knowledge on, e.g., TEX.SE or similar. In ...
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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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K-12 (or K-<number>) vs. primary/secondary edution vs. high school teachers vs.

As it was pointed out e.g. in the answer of @quid in What are standard assumptions for courses?, the term K-12 is relativly unknown to a large audicene of this site. What is the most standard and ...
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How can I do for moving questions into this site?

I found that some of the questions e.g. http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/13008 maybe more suitable for placing in this site. How can I do for moving questions into this site?
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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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How does Computer Science Education fit into the community (if at all)?

Since we're a relatively new community, I figured it was a good time to ask what people think about computer science education and how it fits into the community. A couple of relevant points: 1) ...
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Can we have some way of linking to common resources, papers, and readings that are going to come up a lot?

I saw some things about Stack Exchange wikis, and it seems like linking to common papers, wikipedia articles, helpful resources might be something helpful to users. I've already seen two people (one ...
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What etiquette, specific to Math Educators SE, will help create a useful site for all?

I see many long-time SE users here, explaining how things are done across the sites. I have also seen it mentioned that how things are done here may be different. What works best for math educators is ...
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What are standard assumptions for courses?

In some recent questions, I came across two terms I didn't know before, namely MWF and TuTh classes. I do know now what they mean, and, I'm under the impression that this is a standard thing for ...
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Education questions which are not specific to math

What are people's feelings about questions which are about education or pedagogy, but not specific to mathematics? An example I have in mind is this question, which could apply equally well to any ...
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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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What is your vision for this community?

I have seen a number of questions that ask if we should avoid certain types of questions, and who is welcome here. Let's ask each other the biggest question we can: What is your vision for this ...
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Accepting answered questions difficult

After having a look at the questions thus far (including my own questions) I think it is really hard to decide which answer is "correct" (many questions are opinion based or, in some cases, have ...
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Should we avoid questions of the style: “Tips on how to explain <concept> to students <without the requisite mathematical maturity>?”?

I wonder if such questions should be avoided at least at this early beta stage, if not "for all time". I do not think this is the kind of question that experts ask each other, as the reasonable things ...
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Cultural differences between university and k12 teachers

To what extent is this site aiming to be inclusive of math educators of pre-university children? Because, at the moment, most of the questions sound as if they're assuming a college/university ...
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Commenting when downvoting

I have a fair amount of experience using Stackexchange (mostly using Math.SE). One common concern for users is when a question or answer is downvoted. It is considered good practice to always provide ...
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The Subjectivity Problem with Questions Appropriate to Mathematics Educators

There had already been some significant discussion during the proposal phase about the types of questions that should be allowed on Mathematics Educators. I just typed in a question which I had ...
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How does editing other people's questions work?

I edited someone's title and got the message that my edit must be peer reviewed before it will show up. I want to know how that works. (Where should I have looked for this info, if it's not a good ...
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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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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/...
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Should we advertise this site while it's in private beta?

This site was advertised on Math Stack Exchange, Math Overflow, and a few of the math subreddits while it was in the Definition phase, and again during the Commitment phase. Would it make sense to ...
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Would it be possible to get MathJax?

The author of this question tried to use LateX markup, presumably thinking it would work in the same way that it does on Math Stack Exchange and Math Overflow. Would it be possible to get MathJax for ...
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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 ...
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Should we post every question from the first phase of the site?

When the Mathematics Educators proposal was first suggested, we needed 40+ questions with a score of 10+. These 40 questions are agreed to be representative of what we want for the site; should we ask ...

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