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Volume 6, Number 23

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4 June 2001                                       Vol. 6, No. 23

                 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

  Word Problems for Kids | College Algebra Resources - S. Kifowit
                  Strawberry Macaw's Puzzle Page


       WORD PROBLEMS FOR KIDS - St. Francis Xavier University

        http://www.stfx.ca/special/mathproblems/welcome.html

   Word problems by level for students in grades 5-12, which can
   help improve problem-solving skills. A hints link and an
   answer link are available for each problem. Students,
   principals, and professors associated with St. Francis Xavier
   University in Canada developed this site; some problems have
   been adapted from Canadian Mathematics Competitions.


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             COLLEGE ALGEBRA RESOURCES - Steve Kifowit
                       Prairie State College

      http://faculty.prairie.cc.il.us/skifowit/car/main.htm

  Steve Kifowit, an assistant professor of mathematics at 
  Prairie State College, Illinois, has provided his college
  algebra students with a variety of online resources.

  Included are:

    - Review Problems 
      A review of all of the main concepts of college algebra. 
      The set of review problems may also be downloaded as an 
      Adobe PDF file. 

    - Glossary
      Definitions that are essential for understanding the
      concepts are presented interactively with diagrams. 

    - Practice Problems
      Interactive problems to test knowledge.

    - Extra Credit Problems
    - Links
    - Reference Sheets
    - JavaScripts: Quadratic Formula, Evaluate Logarithms,
      Generate Primes

  Other pages by Steve Kifowit include:

    - Manipulatives for Mathematics for Elementary Teaching
    http://faculty.prairie.cc.il.us/skifowit/manip/index.htm

    - Math for Elementary Teaching I Projects
    http://faculty.prairie.cc.il.us/skifowit/projects/bprojects.htm

    - Math for Elementary Teaching II Projects
    http://faculty.prairie.cc.il.us/skifowit/projects/cprojects.htm

    - Calculus I Projects
    http://faculty.prairie.cc.il.us/skifowit/projects/aprojects.htm

    - Calculus II Projects
    http://faculty.prairie.cc.il.us/skifowit/projects/dprojects.htm


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                 STRAWBERRY MACAW'S PUZZLE PAGE

             http://207.106.82.89/puzzles/menu.htm

  Although simple, this collection of four logic puzzles 
  provides a challenge for students of any age. The interactive
  puzzles are:

      - The Fox, the Duck, and the Bag of Corn 
      - The Three Gallon and Five Gallon Cans 
      - The Twenty Three Matches Game 
      - The Game of "Chomp" 

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  For additional ideas about accompanying "The Three Gallon 
  and Five Gallon Cans" puzzle, please visit the Math Forum's 
  "The Hispaniola Water Shortage" Teacher Support page from 
  the ESCOT Problems:

            http://mathforum.org/escot/hispaniola.html
 

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