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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. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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" \|/ 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 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/ Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Problems of the Week http://mathforum.org/pow/ Mathematics Library http://mathforum.org/library/ Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/ Discussion Groups http://mathforum.org/discussions/ Join the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/join.forum.html Send comments to the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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