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1,2,3 Wikijunior Featured Book!Edit
My first impression on 1,2,3 was good. I liked the photographs, and the indications of the subtly different ways numbers are used everyday.
At first glance, I enjoyed this project. I do wonder, can this project be simplified?
Yes. The value of each number can be clarified using OUR FINGERS.
I propose people who enjoy teaching math to children, start a Wikibook: Finger Math. Many videos about finger Math have been made online. The next step would be to make photographs of fingers, also available to the 1, 2, 3 Wikijunior books project.
Does a person holding up 1 finger associated with 1, next two fingers associated with 2, next three fingers associated with 3 clarify these numerical ideas? Yes! I believe this will help both projects.
Should we develop a section called Math without a Calculator? Elementary school children do not have calculators, or own their own computers.
This seems like a fun learning experience parents should teach their children, who will later learn formal ways of calculating, to find the right answers.
Suggestions? Peyton09 (discuss • contribs) 21:18, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
RFC affecting WikiBooks on MetaWikiEdit
Hello! I've started an RFC on MetaWiki about what I see as overlap between Wikiverity and Wikibooks, specifically in the area of foreign language learning, where there are virtually identical resources (with lessons, exercises, etc.) on both platforms. I wanted to post here to get feedback from those with more experience/investment in Wikibooks. Link is below:
Editing news 2020 #2Edit
20:36, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
Feedback on movement namesEdit
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Editing news 2020 #3Edit
12:55, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract WikipediaEdit
Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) 19:56, 9 July 2020 (UTC) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement
- A fundamentally flawed premise, the same conceptual blunder as Wikidata: imagining that knowledge is limited to what can be lined up in neat formulas. Such a representation either fails to satisfy people because it cannot capture understanding, or it succeeds in satisfying people by getting them to abandon understanding. --Pi zero (discuss • contribs) 20:46, 9 July 2020 (UTC)