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15 November 1999                                Vol. 4, No. 46


Math League Multimedia | Funbrain Games |
Problem Solving - Wilson THE MATH LEAGUE - Math League Multimedia Conrad, Flegler, Motyka Math contests for grades 4 through 12, contest problem books, and educational software for mathematics for grades 4-8. Contest results from math league competitions in the U.S. and Canada are posted onsite. A free Help Facility for Grades 4-8 is also available as a reference for basic math topics: - Whole numbers and their basic properties - Decimals, whole numbers, and exponents - Using data and statistics - Fractions - Geometry - Ratio and proportion - Percent and probability - Integers - Metric units and measurement - Introduction to algebra - Positive and negative numbers. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- FUNBRAIN: Educational, Online Games for Kids Interactive, educational math games for children of all ages. Games in the Kids Center allow you to test your math at four or five different levels of difficulty: - Change Maker - Fresh Baked Fractions - Guess the Number and Guess the Number Plus - Line Jumper - Math Baseball - Paint by Idioms - Power Football - Shape Surveyor Primarily non-math games include: - Fun Match - a memory game that can be used to practice fractions and decimals - Spell Check - pick the mispeld word - Wacky Tales - fill in the part of speech and see what it looks like in a story The site also offers a Quiz Lab (for which you must register), where teachers can make up quizzes to be taken by students. Quiz scores are emailed to the teacher, along with the questions that were most frequently missed. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATHEMATICS - Jim Wilson Problems in algebra, geometry, conversion, cryptorithms, the environment, "mean," trigonometry, and a mixture of all, many with comments and solutions, from a course given in the Department of Mathematics Education at the University of Georgia. The site also provides links to papers, including "Mathematical Problem Solving" (Wilson, Fernandez, & Hathaway), a synthesis of research on problem solving, published as Chapter 4 inWilson, P.S. (Ed.) (1993), Research Ideas for the Classroom: High School Mathematics, New York: MacMillan. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum Ask Dr. Math Problems of the Week Mathematics Library Teacher2Teacher Discussion Groups Join the Math Forum Send comments to the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \

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