From [email protected] Thu Feb 18 23:11:05 1993
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From: Alex Lopez-Ortiz <[email protected]>
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Subject: RFD: sci.math.{educational,recreational}
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R E Q U E S T F O R D I S C U S S I O N
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This is a Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of
the new newsgroups sci.math.educational and sci.math.recreational
(unmoderated).
NEWSGROUPS:
sci.math.educational (sci.math.undergrad?)
sci.math.recreational
STATUS:
Unmoderated
PURPOSE:
The newsgroup sci.math.educational would be a forum for issues
related to undergraduate mathematics and related topics like
mathematical education, textbooks and problems at the undergrad level.
(Sci.math.undergrad has been proposed as an alternative name).
The newsgroup sci.math.recreational would be a forum for problems
of recreational interest and for amusement purposes. Jokes, anecdotes
and mathematical trivia should also be part of this newsgroup.
RATIONALE:
Over the last month, consensus seems to have it that sci.math should be
split. Amongst the reasons put forward for this decision are:
- High Traffic Volume. To date, sci.math is the second ranked
sci.* newsgroup by number of readers. It ranks 133 by traffic
volume in Kbytes and 113 by number of articles, out of 1,876
total newsgroups.
- Clear separation of interests between recreational, educational and
professional research in mathematics.
-These groups are to join the hierarchy of sci.math newsgroups:
sci.math
sci.math.num-analysis
sci.math.research
sci.math.stat
sci.math.symbolic
Upon creation of these newsgroups, discussion that used to take place
in sci.math and covered by the charter of the new newsgroups should be
encouraged to move to the approppriate forum.
NEWSGROUP CREATION:
The discussion period will be from 15 February 1993 to 17 March 1993.
Please post all discussion in "news.groups".
If a consensus is reached by the end of the discussion period,
a CFV (Call for Votes) will be posted at that time.
--
Alex Lopez-Ortiz [email protected]
Department of Computer Science University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
From [email protected] Thu Apr 8 12:39:02 1993
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From: [email protected] (Alex Lopez-Ortiz)
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Subject: 2nd RFD: sci.math.{college,edu,rec}
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R E Q U E S T F O R D I S C U S S I O N
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This is a second Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of
the new newsgroups sci.math.college, sci.math.edu, and sci.math.rec
(unmoderated). The response to the first RFD was overwhelmingly
positive. It was properly noticed that educational and recreational
are typically shortened to rec and edu. Moreover a distinction
between college/undergrad mathematics and educational issues seemed
to be in place.
NEWSGROUPS:
sci.math.college
sci.math.edu
sci.math.rec
STATUS:
Unmoderated
PURPOSE:
The newsgroup sci.math.edu would be a forum for issues related to
the teaching and learning of mathematics at all levels, from
elementary to college education. In particular this newsgroup
will be a one-way gateway to existing listserv lists on topics
like calculators in the classroom and K-12 math education.
The newsgroup sci.math.college is a forum for the tens of thousands
of undergrad students who are taking math courses and their
teachers. Material like textbook selection, problems and challenges
are part of the chart of this newsgroup.
The newsgroup sci.math.rec would be a forum for problems of
recreational interest and for amusement purposes. Jokes, anecdotes
and mathematical trivia should also be part of this newsgroup.
RATIONALE:
Over the last months, consensus seems to have it that sci.math should be
split. Amongst the reasons put forward for this decision are:
- High Traffic Volume. To date, sci.math is the second ranked
sci.* newsgroup by number of readers. It ranks 133 by traffic
volume in Kbytes and 113 by number of articles, out of 1,876
total newsgroups.
- Clear separation of interests between recreational, educational and
professional research in mathematics.
-These groups are to join the hierarchy of sci.math newsgroups:
sci.math
sci.math.num-analysis
sci.math.research
sci.math.stat
sci.math.symbolic
Upon creation of these newsgroups, discussion that used to take place
in sci.math and covered by the charter of the new newsgroups should be
encouraged to move to the approppriate forum.
NEWSGROUP CREATION:
Please post all discussion in "news.groups".
If a consensus is reached by the end of the discussion period,
a CFV (Call for Votes) will be posted at that time.
--
Alex Lopez-Ortiz [email protected]
Department of Computer Science University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario Canada