In view of https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/12470/forum-for-chatty-math-education-questions, I thought to create this proposal. I'd appreciate your support and contributions. Please allow me to introduce it here and Math StackExchange to boot. Please let me know if this isn't welcomed here.


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    $\begingroup$ @Dilaton, one such site is mathematicsteachingcommunity.math.uga.edu. (See the comment at mathematicsteachingcommunity.math.uga.edu/index.php/927/… ) $\endgroup$ Jan 25, 2014 at 0:59
  • $\begingroup$ @Dilaton, as for SE discouraging educational questions, I don't understand your point. I would assume that majority of those on the internet have taken formal education and so would have an interest in how education can be improved. $\endgroup$ Jan 25, 2014 at 1:03
  • $\begingroup$ @Dilaton, perhaps we have a misunderstanding due to terminology. When you say "educational questions" are you referring to requests for answers to homework? $\endgroup$ Jan 25, 2014 at 7:39
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    $\begingroup$ @Dilaton, It seems you misunderstood the scope of the proposed site. It is meant to address mathematics education---how mathematics is learned and taught. It is not about mathematics. For example, the question "1+8=?" is a question about mathematics, and is off-topic for the site. But the observation that "1+8" is more difficult to answer for very young children than "8+1" is about mathematics education, and is on-topic. $\endgroup$ Jan 25, 2014 at 11:31
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    $\begingroup$ @JoelReyesNoche ok, I removed my above comments ... $\endgroup$
    – Dilaton
    Jan 25, 2014 at 15:48
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    $\begingroup$ I think it would be nice to have a Math-Ed SE site. I'm not so keen on tinkering with Area 51, but I can point you to a few mathematics-education questions I have responded to on MO: mathoverflow.net/questions/51285/… mathoverflow.net/questions/134796/… and mathoverflow.net/a/135192/22971 Maybe this could be of some help... In fact, I argued for Math-Ed questions to be included on MO in an earlier meta post: meta.mathoverflow.net/a/291/22971 $\endgroup$ Jan 26, 2014 at 8:34

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The definition phase of the proposal is almost done. Still a couple of votes are missing. Also the scope and the final name are discussed at the moment. If you want to influence the direction of that propsal right at the start now seems like a good time to join.

  • $\begingroup$ Meanwhile the "definition" is over, and it is in "commitment". (This does however not mean that everything is decided already.) $\endgroup$
    – user9072
    Feb 19, 2014 at 22:46

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