I need to know where to ask questions on Calculus


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Per David Speyer on this answer:

If the question is an interesting but elementary puzzle: The Art of Problem Solving
For standard high school or undergraduate material: Dr. Math

More importantly, if the question falls into one of the above categories, DON'T go to mathoverflow.net.

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    I totally agree with the answer, but I would just like to throw out that Dr. Math is way too overworked (too many questions not enough doctors) to be a reliable source for new questions unless if your question has already been answered in the past. Not mathoverflow's problem, but just wanted to weigh in.
    – demongolem
    Jul 7, 2011 at 2:20

There is now Mathematics - Stack Exchange, which says in it's FAQ:

Mathematics - Stack Exchange is for people studying mathematics at any level and professionals in related fields. We welcome questions about:

  • Understanding mathematical concepts and theorems
  • Hints on mathematical problems (but please read our FAQ about homework questions)
  • History and development of mathematics
  • Solving mathematical puzzles
  • Software that mathematicians use

(Read the full FAQ to see the limits.)

  • Paulo, if you're going to answers all of the older questions similar to this one, could you also point them to the more general link from the faq: here
    – M. Tibbits
    Jul 7, 2011 at 2:35
  • Ah, good idea, thanks. Not today, though. (If someone else wants to do this, simply look in the Related questions on the right. ==>) Jul 7, 2011 at 2:43

In MathOverflow's FAQ, several alternative sites are suggested:

MathOverflow is not for homework help. Try to make sure your question is of interest to at least one other mathematician. Though there are no hard and fast rules about who may post here, the intended audience is professional mathematicians, mathematics graduate students, and advanced undergraduates. If your question is closed as "off topic," it might be because it was too elementary. This doesn't mean that your question is "bad," just that MathOverflow isn't the right place for it. But there are lots of other math Q&A sites where your question might fit right in, like Ask Dr. Math, Art of Problem Solving, or NRICH. If your question was closed as "too localized," it was probably an explicit homework problem (or looked like one). MathOverflow is not the right place for such questions; they send the message that you want somebody else to do your work for you, and you're not even willing to ask it in a general form. You may want to try asking such questions at Tutorii.

This is just a selection. Of course, if you ask Google, it will you more options.

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