Holiday Shopping with The Math Forum
Shopping online with Amazon.com or Target this holiday season?
Start at mathforum.org, and with one small initial step, you
can help sustain the Math Forum.
Just bookmark or select our page as a "favorite" in your
browser. The next time you start to shop online, first click
through the "amazon.com" or "Target" icons on our page. If you
then purchase anything at either site, a little revenue will
come our way, at no extra cost to you.
For as little as $2, Amazon.com sells our Ask Dr. Math books,
which present algebra and geometry as a series of questions and
answers drawn from our ask-an-expert service:
Thank you for your help!
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"There were a number of different ways to tackle the Extra. I
personally used the method that Shawn used, since I knew it
would allow me to answer the question without doing any
arithmetic. Here's a look at a number of the methods
- Annie, commenting on the FunPoW's Latest Solution
MATHCOUNTS Competition and Club Programs
Since 1983, the MATHCOUNTS Competition has promoted mathematics
achievement through a series of engaging "bee" style contests.
The deadline to register your middle schoolers for the 2011-12
competition is Friday, 16 December. Fees for this national
coaching and competitive program start at $10 for a
Title I student.
MATHCOUNTS also offers a free club program, which provides
schools with the structure and activities to hold regular
meetings of a math club. Depending on the level of student and
teacher involvement, a school may receive a recognition plaque
or banner, and enter a drawing for prizes.
Both the competition and club programs welcome sixth, seventh
or eighth grade students in any public, private, religious and
home schools in the 50 states plus U.S. territories and the
Department of Defense and State Department schools.
Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour
"I would like to thank all of the rookie members who are
comfortable posting questions that so many other new calculus
teachers have. Often there is only one calculus teacher in each
high school and this electronic discussion group serves as a
way to connect us together. I would also like to thank all of
the veteran teachers who promptly and courteously respond
- John, posted to the ap-calculus discussion
This fall, Scottish educational software creators Sumdog ran 62
math contests across the U.S. for students in grades K-8. Over
100,000 students actively participated, answering 76 million
math questions in the process.
Now, in the run-up to Christmas, Sumdog have launched a series
of local and statewide math contests across the country. Each
day between Monday, 5 December, and Thursday, 15 December, they
will give away a $330 math software package.
Sumdog's student activities and teacher logins are free. You
only need to pay anything if you want to take advantage of
additional reporting tools.
Sumdog's free games, most of them multiplayer, cover over 120
numeracy skills, split into 10 levels. If you don't already
have a free login, play as a guest: