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Topic: Announcing the Library of Problems of the Week
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Pat Hagan

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Re: Announcing the Library of Problems of the Week
Posted: Mar 29, 2001 1:21 PM
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On 29 Mar 2001, Judy Ann Brown wrote:
>Hello!
>
>I have some very exciting news to share!
>
>A while back, teachers told us that having the problems archived in
>chronological order by service was not all that helpful when they

were
>looking for a problem to match a particular math concept. So we
added
>a searcher to our archive pages. That worked for awhile. But I
will
>never forget the time a teacher asked me how to go about finding
>Algebra problems involving age. Using "age" as the search term
>proved to be ineffective because ALL for the archived problems
>contain the "age" of the highlighted submitters!
>
>So, last year around this time, the Math Forum staff began the task

of
>creating a new service for teachers who want to use problems from our
>growing archive. The Library of Math Forum Problems of the Week
>[http://mathforum.com/library/problems/] is finally ready and we have
>removed the password. We are about to make the announcement on our
>What's New page and in our newsletter. However, I wanted you to be
>the first to know.
>
>Please take a look around and let us know what you think. We value
>your ideas and suggestions. Let us know if you find this new library
>helpful. What features would you like to see added? How will this
>help you to prepare your lessons? Please share your comments with
>each other by posting to this list.
>
>I hope that you will enjoy using this new service.
>Judy
>
>The following is the announcement that will appear in the Newsletter.
>
>
> LIBRARY OF PROBLEMS OF THE WEEK
> New Service at the Math Forum
>
> http://mathforum.com/library/problems/
>
> The Math Forum's Library of Problems of the Week organizes
> the archives of the six services for browsing by mathematics
> and story topic, rates problems for difficulty level, and
> provides for searching by keyword.
>
> Once submissions to current Math Forum Problems of the Week
> (PoWs) have received responses from mentors, problems and
> highlighted solutions are archived in chronological order
> by service. Teachers, however, have asked us for an archive
> of problems by topic, and we've designed this Library of
> Problems to meet their needs.
>
> Additional pages include:
>
> About the PoW Library
> http://mathforum.com/library/problems/about_prob_library.html
>
> A Rubric for Coding Problem Difficulty
> http://mathforum.com/library/problems/difficulty.html
>
> What Teachers Say
> http://mathforum.com/library/problems/teachers_say.html


Outstanding! This is so helpful. Thanks, again, for your hard work.





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