Wiki collaboration + mentoring

Wiki collaboration

This week, we will be improving:

Wiki pageCommon Misconceptions
Hosted byZandra
Supported byCalvin
Current statusContinuation
Target AudienceLevel 1-3, All(?)
MotivationTo avoid common misconceptions and learn from mistakes
Meeting at12/4 Fri 6pm Pacific, 12/5 Sat 7.30 am India

Each meeting will be conducted over Slack chat and will last for approximately 60-90 minutes. We will achieve the following:

  1. (5 mins) Figure out the target audience, and their motivation for reading the page
  2. (20 mins) (Quick review of examples) Discuss what we love / don't love
  3. (15 mins) Ensure we have a complete list of examples
  4. (15 mins) Discuss how to organize various sections of the page
  5. (10 mins) Settle on the final structure of the page
  6. (5 mins) Assign out sections to write over the week

If you have any questions, please comment below!

Wiki mentoring

In addition, we will also be hosting 1-1 wiki mentoring sessions, for those wanting to craft excellent wiki pages. Over the course of a week, you will learn how to structure the page, present information in a clear and concise manner, and also select relevant examples that highlight the value of the concept.

If you are interested, send me a message on Slack, and state the wiki page that you would like to work on.

If you don't have a preference, here are some high traffic wiki pages that could be greatly improved:

Note by Calvin Lin
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  Easy Math Editor

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

  • Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
  • Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
  • Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.
  • Stay on topic — we're all here to learn more about math and science, not to hear about your favorite get-rich-quick scheme or current world events.

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold

- bulleted
- list

  • bulleted
  • list

1. numbered
2. list

  1. numbered
  2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1

paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link]( link
> This is a quote
This is a quote
    # I indented these lines
    # 4 spaces, and now they show
    # up as a code block.

    print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in \( ... \) or \[ ... \] to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 2×3 2 \times 3
2^{34} 234 2^{34}
a_{i-1} ai1 a_{i-1}
\frac{2}{3} 23 \frac{2}{3}
\sqrt{2} 2 \sqrt{2}
\sum_{i=1}^3 i=13 \sum_{i=1}^3
\sin \theta sinθ \sin \theta
\boxed{123} 123 \boxed{123}


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Is order theory considering order of operations? I would be very interested in doing something with derivations of arithmetic and algebraic derivations for solving and simplifying. I'll repost this on slack chat. This sounds terrific, interesting, thought provoking and (some might say most importantly) productive!

Looking forward to it!


Peter Michael - 3 years, 10 months ago

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Derivations of unique formulas is a great wiki page to work with. A clear explanation of those ideas, along with helpful guidelines, will be extremely valuable to a problem solver.

Order Theory refers to investigating how a (partially) ordered set is ordered, by making (mostly) binary relation observations. As a simple example, if we are given A<B<C A < B < C and A<D<E A < D < E , can we tell what the smallest number is? How about the largest number?

Calvin Lin Staff - 3 years, 10 months ago

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Sir, I contributed to Telescoping Series. Also, can you please tell me how to log in to Slack ? I tried several times but could'nt go in.

Anish Harsha - 3 years, 10 months ago

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Anish, that was a good writeup, but it's meant for Telescoping Series - Sum, as opposed to products. Could you edit it accordingly?

We can discuss how to improve this page further, once you figured out Slack. Let me know if that remains an issue.

Calvin Lin Staff - 3 years, 10 months ago

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You have to submit your email when you sign up for an account. They will email you with instructions for how to sign in. You can sign in here.

Calvin Lin Staff - 3 years, 10 months ago

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I have sent my email, sir.

Anish Harsha - 3 years, 10 months ago

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@Anish Harsha I'm not quite sure what you meant by that. If you meant that you have submitted your email for Slack, great. If you are having further issues, please let me know.
If you meant that you emailed me, then I have not received any email from you.

Calvin Lin Staff - 3 years, 10 months ago

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