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Questions about how someone learns on their his or her own, outside of traditional classroom environments.

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I think this question, with editing, has a lot to do with mathematics education, in that it points to the problem of learning to read and interpret mathematical writing. I would instead ask something …
answered Dec 29 '15 by Jon Bannon
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I do not believe there are any good such strategies, especially if you are in a Ph.D. program. I think your question is an important one because the comprehensive exam system at some places conveys so …
answered Aug 20 '20 by Jon Bannon
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This is an excellent question. Some good advice on this can be found in the writing of Bill Thurston, some of which I have posted in an answer to this question on Math Overflow. The opening of the qu …
answered Mar 17 '16 by Jon Bannon
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The slides of Dror Bar-Natan are excellent examples of such mathematical "infographics".
answered Feb 18 '16 by Jon Bannon
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For many courses, note taking is concerned with the organization of data for the purposes of recall. Let's call such organized data "information". In mathematics, the purpose of writing is more, borro …
answered Jan 24 '16 by Jon Bannon
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I've been tempted to try to use spaced repetition in the past, as there is certainly some kind of linguistic component to learning mathematics. This always meets the paradox that many mathematicians w …
answered Nov 12 '14 by Jon Bannon