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Problems & Puzzles: Algebra

This list contains some of the best algebra problems and puzzles. For a more exhaustive list, or to find materials that fit your specific needs, search or browse Basic Algebra or Problems and Puzzles in the Forum's Internet Mathematics Library.
Cryptarithms - Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
Cryptarithms are brain teasers obtained when digits in numerical calculations have been replaced by letters. Customarily, distinct letters stand for ... more>>
Flying Between Two Trains - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
Two trains 150 miles apart travel toward each other along the same track, the first train at 60 mph, the second at 90 mph. A fly buzzes back and forth ... more>>
Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles - Alexander Bogomolny
"The peculiar beauty of Mathematics lies in deduction, in the dependency of one fact upon another. The less expected a dependency is, the simpler the ... more>>
K-12 Teaching Materials (Mathematics Archives) - University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
An extensive list of Internet sites with significant collections of materials that can be used in the teaching of mathematics at the K-12 level. ... more>>
Locker Problem - Suzanne Alejandre
A classroom activity (also called 1000 Lockers) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through the use of manipulatives and a ... more>>
Math for Morons Like Us - ThinkQuest 1998
Students talk to students about math: a site designed to help you understand math concepts better. Tutorials, sample problems, and quizzes for ... more>>
Monthly Themes - NRICH Maths, Univ. of Cambridge
Past problems from the NRICH Online Maths Club, archived by month. Each problem has a symbol indicating the stage, which tells you how little or how ... more>>
Problem Solving in Mathematics - Jim Wilson; Univ. of Georgia
Problems in algebra, geometry, conversion, cryptarithm, "mean," trigonometry, and a mixture of all, many with comments and solutions, from a course ... more>>
Traffic Jam Activity - Suzanne Alejandre
A classroom activity (also called Hop, Skip, Jump) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through large movement experience, ... more>>
WIMS (WWW Interactive Mathematics Server) - Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis
Interactive mathematical applications, also available in French, with documentation. The server's exercises and programs are designed to find a ... more>>
The World of Trotter Math - Terry Trotter, Escuela Americana, San Salvador, El Salvador
A page of problems, problem sheets, and investigations, with links to image files of an in-class math newsletter, Trotter Math News. Of particular ... more>>

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