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
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.