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Wiki Collaboration Parties - Solving linear systems using matrices + Common Misconceptions

This week, we will be improving:

Wiki pageSolving Linear Systems Using MatricesCommon Misconceptions
Hosted byAndrewCalvin
Supported byPranshuZandra
Current statusBrainstormingBrainstorming
Target AudienceLevel 3 AlgebraLevel 1-3, All(?)
MotivationTo be decidedTo avoid common misconceptions and learn from mistakes
Meeting at11/27 6:30pm PDT, 11/28 8am IST11/28 8:00pm PDT, 11/29 9:30 am IST
Chatroom#Mathematics#Mathematics

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!


In addition, we will be hosting wiki mentoring sessions, where you work 1 on 1 with a staff member. You will learn how to organize a great wiki page, by thinking about the relevant, engagement, and organization of the material. This will help you improve your explanation and presentation skills!

This is available on a limited basis. If you are interested, please let me know.

Note by Calvin Lin
1 year ago

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Thanks Nicole Tay Xuming Liang Xiaoying Qin Ivan Koswara Sachin Vishwakarma Agnishom Chattopadhyay Julian Poon Eli Ross Andrew Ellinor Zandra Vinegar for participating in the List of Common Misconceptions Wiki Collaboration.

  1. We decided the layout of the landing page - List of questions, sorted by topic / subtopic
  2. We decided the structure of an individual page - Statement, Why people think it’s true/false, Correct answer + Proof, Common Rebuttals, Relevant pages
  3. We brainstormed for simple misconceptions that one comes across in Algebra and Number Theory
  4. We volunteered to write up individual pages
Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year ago

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Sir, can't we start a wiki explaining the Mersenne Prime? Because we have a pretty nice wiki about Prime Numbers.

So can you please add this for one of the upcoming parties? Arifur Rahman · 1 year ago

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I'm in Sir!

Because the experience of the Black Hole Wiki Collaboration was another brainstorming something. Most probably we could get nothing but chaos, if you're not on the role!

BTW, everything in the Brilliant Lounge? Arifur Rahman · 1 year ago

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@Arifur Rahman Great, looking forward to seeing you there.

Yea, we recognize that it's not easy to take control and direct the wiki collaboration, which is why we're going to mostly run these sessions. Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year ago

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