Friends of mine asked me for suggestion for one of their children (age 8) who had bad scores at the local Star test (the family is based in California). Both parents work, so they have also limited ...
This is a question about studying for the Putnam examination (and, secondarily, other high-difficulty proof-based math competitions like the IMO). It is not about the history of the competition, the ...
Let me start by apologizing if there is another thread on math.se that subsumes this. I was updating my answer to the question here during which I made the claim that "I spend a lot of time sifting ...
Sorry in advance if this question doesn't belong here. I know it walks the line of what kinds of questions should be asked, but I'm really interested in what the community here has to say on it. ...
False beliefs in mathematics (conceptual errors made despite, or because of, mathematical education)
Over on mathoverflow, there is a popular CW question titled: Examples of common false beliefs in mathematics. I thought it would be nice to have a parallel question on this site to serve as a ...