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Gerald Edgar
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Is there a canonical name for a polynomial-like expression allowing for negative powers?

34 votes

Explaining why (or whether) zero and one are prime, composite or neither to younger children

33 votes

Is it too late for me to start learning mathematics?

30 votes

Unique candidate that fails

25 votes

What is the rationale for distinguishing between proper and improper fractions?

22 votes
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When did US mathematics programs start failing to prepare incoming students for books like "Baby" Rudin?

19 votes

Should we stop differentiating between ln and log?

18 votes

Misuse of parentheses for multiplication

18 votes

Why is differential calculus often presented before integral calculus?

14 votes

Concrete vectors spaces without an obvious basis or many "obvious" bases?

13 votes

Real-world examples of more "obscure" geometric figures

13 votes

What is it called when terms disappear when reducing fractions?

13 votes

Vocabulary for giving just numbers, not a full answer

12 votes

What are some common fallacies students make when they learn $X$ concept?

11 votes

Why do we study Cantor Set?

11 votes

What are some of the open problems that can be suitably introduced in a calculus course?

10 votes

Reasoning outcomes of simplifications involving infinity

10 votes

Big list of "interesting" abstract vector spaces

10 votes

Where do students learn to solve polynomial equations these days?

10 votes

Teaching Calculus I to engineers

10 votes

Mnemonics for some properties in mathematics

9 votes

Are there any proofs of Euler's Formula that do not rely on calculus?

9 votes

Does anyone teach logarithms via slide rules?

9 votes

Any meaning/interpretation for $\frac{1}{0!}+\frac{1}{1!}+\frac{1}{2!}+\dots (= \mathrm e)$ (sum of reciprocals of factorials)?

8 votes

Is there a standard convention for interpreting ambiguous absolute value expressions?

8 votes

How to keep your hands clean while using a blackboard?

8 votes

Are there any more mathematical journals or websites with the "problems and solutions"?

8 votes

What is the rationale for the absent (+) in mixed fractions?

8 votes

What do math majors (actually) do after graduation?

7 votes

Do iPhones help students in their math class?