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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
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
- Kenna, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
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
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,