Date: Mar 29, 2001 9:59 AM
Author: Judy Ann Brown
Subject: Announcing the Library of Problems of the Week
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.
The following is the announcement that will appear in the Newsletter.
LIBRARY OF PROBLEMS OF THE WEEK
New Service at the Math Forum
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
A Rubric for Coding Problem Difficulty
What Teachers Say