1 February, 2013
Volume 18 No. 5
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Solutions: 2013 Mathematics Game

Free Mentoring

MathMovesU Scholarship


Online PD

Orientation Sessions

Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


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Solutions: 2013 Mathematics Game


Got an expression for 83 using the digits in the year 2013, standard operations, and grouping symbols? How about for 88?

Just a few hours ago, we posted all the correct solutions submitted to the 2013 Mathematics Game; and through February, we will continue accepting more — including for those last two unsolved numbers!


PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"Reflection: I did not show my thought process as clearly as I would have liked. So on the extra, I am going to actually show how my mind works. Scary. I was completely lost at the beginning of the problem, but now I understand modular arithmetic."
- Kenna, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

Free Mentoring


Mentor groups from Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Quebec will provide feedback to students who submit to Problems of the Week that open on these dates:

  • FunPoW: March 11 and April 8
  • PreAlgPoW: February 4
  • AlgPoW: February 11
  • GeoPoW: February 4 and 18, March 4 and 18, and April 1

Please have your students submit solutions; and if they receive replies from a mentor, encourage them to revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the mentors will learn as well!

Want to get in on the fun, but don't have a membership? Register a trial account, which lets you submit to the Current Problems of the Week for 21 days, and access the Problems of the Week Library, too:


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"We asked Dana Morse to come into our school today to show us the new TI 84+ C. Really no changes other than a backlit LCD color screen. BUT then he showed us the TI-Nspire CX and we were floored. The options are completely unlimited with it...."
- Jennifer, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State

MathMovesU Scholarship


Curious about the mission to Mars and space exploration? MathMovesU wants to know!

This initiative of Raytheon provides $1,000 awards to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students nationwide who answer "Mission to Mars: How does math drive your curiosity?" Open to home-schooled students, awards can be used for "camperships" applied to tuition and fees at a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) summer camp, or to freshman year in post-secondary school. The middle school of each winning student also receives a matching grant of $1,000 for math-related programs.

Download and postmark the application by next Friday, February 8th:



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