15 November 1999 Vol. 4, No. 46
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
Math League Multimedia  Funbrain Games  Problem Solving  Wilson
THE MATH LEAGUE  Math League Multimedia
Conrad, Flegler, Motyka
http://www.mathleague.com/
Math contests for grades 4 through 12, contest problem books,
and educational software for mathematics for grades 48.
Contest results from math league competitions in the U.S.
and Canada are posted onsite.
A free Help Facility for Grades 48 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.
http://www.mathleague.com/help/help.htm
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FUNBRAIN: Educational, Online Games for Kids
http://www.funbrain.com/
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 nonmath 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.
http://www.funbrain.com/quiz/
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PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATHEMATICS  Jim Wilson
http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/emt725/EMT725.html
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.
http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/emt725/PSsyn/PSsyn.html
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