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Editing news 2020 #1 – Discussion toolsEdit

19:28, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Book-like features Wikibooks could useEdit

Hi there,

I'd like to use some of the features of Wikisource here, if people thought it appropriate. For instance:

  • Layouts that feel like pages (narrow columns, serif fonts, titles without underlines)
  • Automatic epub exports (available by default as a link at Wikisource)

This would let people build books here that are aimed at export to epub and use on devices. This doesn't have to be every book of course, but would certainly provide some opportunities for me that I am currently cautious about attempting here.

Does this seem practical or does it seem like too much to try to do? JimKillock (discusscontribs) 12:17, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

  Support JackPotte (discusscontribs) 19:59, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

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 (discusscontribs) 21:18, 21 May 2020 (UTC)