 The Water Puzzle  Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University
Starting with a pail of water holding some unknown quantity greater than 8 quarts, and small (3 quarts) and large (5 quarts) vases as measuring devices, explore how to split 8 quarts of water from the pail equally between two people.
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 Water Puzzle  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
There are three glasses  3, 5, and 8 oz. The first two are empty, the last contains 8 oz of water. By pouring water from one glass to another make at least one of them contain exactly 4 oz of water. Investigation into this puzzle by experimentation,
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 Water Tidbits: Questions and Answers  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Topics covered include: Water use in the United States, USGS water data and measurements; Water use in your home; Chemistry and water. Links to other sites about water.
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 Webbased Are You Ready quiz/reviews  Brian Hassard; Dept. of Mathematics, SUNY Buffalo
Programs for students about to start first and second year courses in Mathematics. Students can test themselves to see whether they are ready for intermediate algebra, college algebra, business calculus, calculus I, II, or III, or ordinary differential
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 The Web Classroom  Eagle Eye Web Masters
An educational site from Australia that provides lessons and tests to help students understand concepts in Mathematics and build language skills in English. Elementary and Middle School math pages offer Fun with Fractions, "What Number," Times Tables,
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 Webgnosis.net  Matemáticas PAU  Webgnosis S.L.
Webgnosis Matemáticas Pruebas de Acceso a la Universidad contiene 1,500 ejercicios (álgebra, geometría, análisis), con el mayor énfasis en el diseño de situaciones de aprendizaje eminentemente prácticas.
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 Web Maths  Serge Henry
Un site pour les mathématiques scolaires, utilizant le multimédia (Flash) pour apprendre et comprendre les maths. Aussi, un forum pour poser des questions; l'aide en ligne.
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 The Web Wizard's Math Challenge  J. Mooser
An ongoing Internet contest; register (free) to submit answers and score points. Problems are designed to be readily understood but not readily solved. Speed counts, because points are awarded based on the order in which contestants submit correct answers.
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 WeBWorK  Meliora Mathematica, University of Rochester
Delivering homework problems to students over the Internet. WeBWorK gives students instant feedback as to whether their answers are correct or not. Originally developed by Michael E. Gage, Professor of Mathematics, University of Rochester.
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 We can do Math!  Vinay Jain
Timed practice in basic operations; toggle up and down or key in answers. Designed "by a first grader, developed by her dad," this JavaScript offers two levels with a "check" button that scores responses, as well as a "rapid fire" mode that instantly
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 Weight Puzzles  Erich's Puzzle Palace; Erich Friedman
Sixteen puzzles involving weights on fulcra. Can you figure out how much each weight weighs? Answers provided.
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 West Contra Costa Unified School District Mathematics Center  Kennedy High School
Common Core mathematics resources, presentations, instructional videos, lessons, mathematics applets, parent guides, and other materials developed by the Richmond (California) school district.
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 The West Point Bridge Design Contest  United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
A challenge for U.S. students age 13 through grade 12. The purpose of the contest is to provide middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering. Learn about how engineers use the computer as a problemsolving
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 What If...  Clare Williams, Deputy Head; Four Dwellings Infant School, Birmingham, U.K.
Some Mathematical Challenges for Key Stage One: part of the Year of Numeracy sponsored by the Birmingham City Council's Education Department. Questions posed such as: 1. What if you started writing numbers at 1… What is the biggest number you could get
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 What Is Scientific Notation And How Is It Used?  R. H. Logan, Instructor of Chemistry, El Centro College
A scientific notation lesson that explains how to use scientific notation for: Numbers Greater Than 10; Numbers Less Than One; Numbers between 1 and 10; Division of Exponentially Notated Numbers; Addition and Subtraction Using Exponential Notation. Includes
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 What Is Your Answer to That Question?  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny, with Don Greenwell
The question  Why study mathematics?  appears in a multitude of guises and a plethora of variants... Mathematics is often compared to art. Like literature, mathematics has metaphor, ambiguity, paradox, and mystery. It has history. Mathematics has contributed
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 What's New at the Zoo?  Suzanne Slade, Joan Waites (ill.)
A picture book featuring counting and animal facts. Book available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook. Free educational resources on the Sylvan Dell website include Teaching Activities, Math/Reading Comprehension Quizzes, Related Website Links, and English
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 What's New  Terence Tao, UCLA
Updates on Tao's research and expository papers, discussion of open problems, and other mathsrelated topics. Blog posts, which date to February, 2007, have included "Riemannian manifolds and curvature" and "Sailing into the wind, or faster than the wind"
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 What's Special About This Number?  Erich's Puzzle Palace; Erich Friedman
A list of the integers from zero to 9,999, each annotated with one significant mathematical property and colorcoordinated by that property's category.
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 What the Heck are Logarithms?  William Park
A paper designed to help college freshmen develop an intuitive understanding of what logarithms are and how to use them. Problems to be worked without using a calculator.
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 Wheeler's Thoughts on Teaching  Laura Wheeler
Blog by a Canadian high school teacher in Ottawa, Ontario. Posts, which date back to October, 2012, have included "Assessment & Evaluation in the OCDSB"; "BYOD Classroom Management"; "Quadratic Visual Patterns #3actmath #MFM2P with Linking Cubes"; "When
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 Where to Start?  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
A discussion of math education: the intent of the NCTM Standards, reflections on the history of constructivism, classroom practices (with a link to Marilyn Burns' Math Solutions page), and a simple applet for solving linear equations. An interactive column
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 Where Will the New Millennium Begin? (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan; Christian Science Monitor
Assuming the third millennium arrives on January 1, 2001, where on Earth should the celebration begin?
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 Which Countries Are Most Like Stars? (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Which countries in the world have a point such that the shortest line from
every other point in the country stays inside the country? (ignore mountains and valleys). Mathematicians call such countries starlike. Are there any countries such that the shortest
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 Which One Doesn't Belong?  Mary Bourassa
Also known as Imposter Sets, "Which One Doesn't Belong?" provides thoughtprovoking puzzles, each with many different, correct ways of identifying the exceptional shape, number, graph, or equation from the colorful 2 × 2 grid of similar ones.
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 Which Polygon Sides are Parallel?  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Which of these line segments are parallel? Two adjacent sides of a triangle; Two adjacent sides of a pentagon; Two opposite sides of a rectangle; Two radii of a circle. A diagram and a detailed answer are provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency
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 Which Problem Equals 25 Percent?  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Which problem has an answer of 25 percent? 1) 10 is what percent of 50? 2) 25 is what percent of 75? 3) 25 is what percent of 125? 4) 20 is what percent of 80? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 White Group H2 Maths Tuition  Koh Y.S. Frederick
This Singaporean tutor offers examination advice and recommendations ("A level H2 maths question spotting thoughts"), a section for those "pursuing mathematics beyond the Singapore H2 9740 standard," and a "question locker" for students who "wish to challenge
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 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician  American Mathematical Society
In the game show "Who Wants to Be a Mathematician," high school students compete for cash and prizes by answering multiple choice mathematics questions. Read about past performances of the game; view videos of games played in Danvers, MA, at Danvers High
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 Why is the Mathematician So Messy? (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan, MAA Online
A physicist and a mathematician can clean a house in 6 hours; an engineer and the mathematician in 3 hours; and the physicist and the engineer in 1 hour and 12 minutes. How long would it take the physicist alone?
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 Why It's Hard to Fold a Triangle in Half (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan, MAA Online
For a circular piece of paper, the lines along which you can fold it "in half" (with half the area on each side) are precisely the lines through the center. What other shapes work the same way? This works for lots of shapes, such as rectangles, parallelograms,
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 Why Not Geometry?  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
An exploration of the validity of teaching algebra at the middleschool level, testing, mathematics ewducation reform, the goal of education, and a suggestion that geometry might be a more important starting point.
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 Wild About Math!  Sol Lederman
Math posts, which date back to October, 2007, have included "10 ways to get wild about Math," "How to square large numbers quickly (part 1)," "26 tips for using learning styles to help your kids with Math," "The algebra of crossmultiplication," "Flexagon
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 Wilder's Fourth Grade Math and Science  Jim Wilder
Wilder's blog, which dates back to July of 2008, has included posts such as "Pumpkin Investigation/Family Math Night," "Spuds, Velocity, & Central Tendency," "predict the pattern," "codes and the tricky elevens," and "thinking about patterns." Wilder
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 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition  The Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
The examination tests originality as well as technical competence. Questions cut across the bounds of various disciplines, and selfcontained questions that do not fit into any of the usual categories may be included. Announcement of winners, description
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 Wired Math  Dean Murray, Soo Go, Jamie Pearson; University of Waterloo (Canada)
A free website created for students and teachers by a teacher for the University of Waterloo. The online games, drills, "follow up exercises," and answers
address topics common to middle grades on every continent. Also availalble from http://www.wiredmath.ca/
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 Wisconsin Mathematics Talent Search  Mathematics Department, Univ. of Wisconsin
Each school year, the Talent Search creates five sets of five problems each and distributes them to high school and middle school students in the state of Wisconsin and throughout the world. These problems are not easy, but their solutions do not require
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 Wiskunde Wetenskap Klasse  Ekstra
Skanderings van graad 10, 11, en 12 Nasionale Senior Sertifikaat eksamens.
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 Women's Adventures in Science  National Academy of Sciences
This project of the National Academy of Sciences showcases contemporary women in science, and highlights for young people the varied careers of some of today's most prominent scientists. The site draws from and accompanies Women's Adventures in Science,
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 Wonderlic Test Sample  Wonderlic Test Sample
Free online timed tests comparable to the intelligence test administered by the National Football League (NFL) to assess ability to quickly process information and solve problems. Take a 10question version in about 2½ minutes, a 25question version
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 The Wonders of Mathematics  Galileo Educational Network Association
Scores of different puzzles tailored for use in school math fairs. See also photo displays of recent math fairs.
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 Wondrous Worksheets  Wondrous Worksheets
Purchase a yearly subscription to view over 800 educational worksheets for children covering a variety of topics including maths, science, grammar, handwriting, comprehension and other things. Sample worksheets available free. Or make your own worksheets
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 Word Problems for Kids  St. Francis Xavier University; Canada's SchoolNet
Word problems by level for students in grades 512, which can help improve problemsolving skills. A hints link is available for difficult problems. Complete solutions are available upon request to teachers with email addresses. From students, principals,
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 Word Problems III  Energy Conservation Enhancement Project
Perimeter, area, and volume measurements; shading the exterior of a home. Math objectives: 1. Use correct formulas to compute geometric measurements. 2. Complete a variety of word problems involving three geometrical functions: area, volume, perimeter.
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 Word Problems Solved by S.M.S. (Solutions Made Simple)  Raymond Davie and Helaine Rabney; YaleNew Haven Teachers Institute
A curriculum unit that stresses organized thinking for solving word problems: Knowing the Problem; Making a Plan; Solving Your Problem; Testing Your Solution, with bibliographies for students and teachers. Recommended for 9th through 12th grade Consumer
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 Word problems that lead to simple linear equations.  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
An introduction to the mathematical representation of word problems, with a simple interactive exploration of linear equations.
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 Worksheet Creators  Dan Perkins
Flashbased Worksheet Creators built to easily and quickly generate diverse worksheets for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Shareware.
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 Worksheet Factory  Worksheet Factory
Free math worksheets and flash cards that can be generated and printed from home.
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 Worksheet Genius  Simon Currigan
A free website full of printable worksheets, puzzles, and activities that can be differentiated and randomized at the touch of a button. Designed for those working with children at primary or elementary school.
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 Worksheet Library  Worksheet Library
Standardsbased worksheets. Five hundred available free for trial purposes, across all subject areas. Membership required for access to other worksheets. All in PDF format, with answer keys.
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