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  1. Age Word Problems - Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    A problem with one variable: Al's father is 45. He is 15 years older than twice Al's age. How old is Al? But what if we can't express all the information in the problem using only one variable? Sometimes we must use two variables to express the given information, which means that we need two equations to solve for these variables. more>>

  2. Math for Kids: A Medieval Adventure in Problem-solving - ThinkQuest Junior
    A site designed by two fourth-graders for sharpening math problem-solving skills: students can practice and learn to solve 30 word problems step-by-step (multiple-choice answers with answer pages are provided), or share word problems they've written. Pages on Word Problem Solving Strategies explore multiple step problems logical reasoning, choosing a calculation method, problems with more than one answer, deciding when to estimate, using data from a chart, and more. more>>

  3. Math Stories.com: House of Math Word Problems for Children - MathStories.com, Inc.
    Word problems for grades 1-6, singly and in interactive or printable worksheets. Problems cover all five major math strands, and include open-ended and critical thinking problems. Problems are aligned to state and NCTM standards, and available in English and Spanish. Subscriptions are offered in English, Spanish, or both. more>>

  4. MathWorld Interactive - Carolynn S. Mortensen
    Open-ended word problems and some answers from this now-defunct project. MathWorld began as MathMagic FidoNet in 1991, and was dedicated to helping educators and parents motivate their students to solve open-ended word problems, communicate mathematically, and share cultural and geographical information. A specific problem-solving format was used for each challenge. Five puzzles are also available. more>>

  5. Understanding (Learning and Mathematics) - Greeno, Riley; Math Forum
    In their 1987 article, "Processes and Development of Understanding," James G. Greeno of Stanford University and Mary S. Riley of San Diego State University examine why younger children seem to lack the ability of older children to solve mathematical word problems. Greeno and Riley distinguish between the ability to do the computation required for problem completion and the ability to identify the question posed by a problem. They dispute the hypothesis that older children's greater facility in solving mathematical word problems results from greater knowledge of possible strategies. Instead, they argue that younger children possess the relevant conceptual knowledge but cannot effectively create a mental representation of the necessary information. A geometry.pre-college newsgroup discussion. more>>

  6. Word Problems for Kids - St. Francis Xavier University; Canada's SchoolNet
    Word problems by level for students in grades 5-12, which can help improve problem-solving skills. A hints link is available for difficult problems. Complete solutions are available upon request to teachers with e-mail addresses. From students, principals, and professors associated with St. Francis Xavier University in Canada; some problems have been adapted from Canadian Mathematics Competitions. more>>

  7. Word Problems - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    When I'm given a 'word problem', where do I start? A variety of approaches for tackling word problems. more>>

  8. 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. more>>

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  1. 30 Days of Problems for 30 Years of High School Math Competitions - Anne Arundel Community College
    Thirty problems and their answers from high school math competitions held at Anne Arundel Community College during the past 30 years. ...more>>

  2. Algebra Funsheets
    Algebra worksheets that integrate Algebra skills with sudoku, riddles, games, word finds, etc. Created by an algebra teacher. Browse topics covered, see sample worksheets, or subscribe for complete access. ...more>>

  3. Algebra Word Problem Solver - CyberEd, Inc.
    Step-by-step solutions for word problems — whether typed, pasted, or dictated. The Algebra Word Problem Solver interprets any of several dozen different kinds of math puzzles expressed in natural language. ...more>>

  4. Alphametics - Mike Keith
    Alphametics (also known as alphametrics) are puzzles that combine mathematical and word play, the first modern example of which was Dudeney's SEND + MORE = MONEY. From the "alphamenu," choose traditional alphametics, the doubly-true genre, new literary ...more>>

  5. The Annual Maritime Mathematics Competition - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Consisting of six challenging, high school-level math problems requiring written solutions, this competition seeks to foster interest in mathematics, increase public awareness of mathematics, and encourage students to develop mathematical and problem-solving ...more>>

  6. APICS Mathematics Competitions - Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences
    Download PDFs of competition guidelines or of recent APICS Mathematics Competitions in French or English. Link to competitions dating back to 1978. ...more>>

  7. Ask Mr. Calculus - Diamond Bar High School
    Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB and BC free response questions with solutions, dating back to 1997. ...more>>

  8. BasketMath Interactive - Robert Cummings, Science Academy Software
    Science Academy Software's BasketMath online interactive application drill and practice site offers auto-scoring questions in arithmetic, rounding and writing numbers, order of operations, factoring, adding or multiplying signed numbers, calculating perimeter ...more>>

  9. The Better File Cabinet - Eric Hsu
    A database of non-routine calculus problems used in college workshops for Uri Treisman's Emerging Scholars Programs. It was originally a highly searchable database of calculus problems, comments and solutions. It will eventually will be a database cross-referencing ...more>>

  10. Brain Boosters - Discovery Education
    An archive of challenging puzzles, organized under: Categorization, Lateral Thinking, Logic, Number and Math Play, Reasoning, Spatial Awareness, Word and Letter Play. ...more>>

  11. Brainers - PedagoNet
    More than 60 word problems and puzzles designed to develop logic and problem-solving skills. Submit your answers and suggestions to become part of the Wall of Fame. Site is in English, French, and Spanish. ...more>>

  12. Brain Food - Puzzles For the Brain To Gnaw On - Samuel Stoddard
    Hundreds of online (CGI) puzzles, including logic puzzles, word problems, number puzzles, lateral thinking puzzles, scrambled equations, cryptograms, logi-number puzzles, discrete reasoning puzzles, mathematical reasoning puzzles, knight's dilemma, magic ...more>>

  13. Building Big - WGBH Educational Foundation
    Explore great feats of engineering and the ingenuity of the engineers, architects, and builders who designed and built them. Learn about bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels; use Flash interactive engineering labs to experiment with forces, ...more>>

  14. Count On - Department for Education and Employment, UK
    Activities and resources -- some simple and some fancy -- for parents, teachers, and students. Resources offers, among other things, guides: to mathematical misconceptions; for parents helping with homework; for promoters of math fairs; and for providers ...more>>

  15. The Cow in the Classroom - Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
    Math Curse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith spoofs the types of word problems that educators and textbook writers invent to dress up arithmetic exercises and, supposedly, to demonstrate the relevance of math to everyday life. Canadian economist and humorist ...more>>

  16. Creative Problem Solving - Rob Eastaway
    Eastaway's "portfolio" of interests includes short descriptions of his school talks, newspaper articles, and books he has authored or co-authored, such as Maths for Mums and Dads, The Hidden Mathematics of Sport, How to Remember Almost Everything, Ever, ...more>>

  17. Critical Thinking Puzzles - Eldhose
    Puzzles, logical thinking riddles, word problems in blog format. Comment with your solution and read others' workings. ...more>>

  18. Decision Development Corporation
    Software for K-12 students and teachers, for all platforms. Math software included separately and as part of other product lines. (Gigamath Playground and Junior Gigamath Playground offer word problem practice for ages 7-14 and 4-8 respectively; Ellen ...more>>

  19. Developing Quality in Mathematics Education - Christof Höger
    Download Microsoft documents of short word problems and their solutions, each categorized by age and tested for use in the classroom. Developing Quality in Mathematics Education (DQME) received support from the European Commission. Also available in Danish, ...more>>

  20. Differential Equations Resource Page - Gavin Larose, University of Michigan Math Department
    PostScript labs, involving Mathematica 3.0 or better. Also 12 projects, with PostScript notes on solutions, and a brief list of links to other ODE resources. ...more>>

  21. DigitalLesson.com - Mark Tully
    Website for middle school math teachers that has middle school math lessons, games, projects and activities for use in the classroom. Free newsletter, other resources for sale. ...more>>

  22. EdPlace Maths - EdPlace
    EdPlace Maths is a is a registered Curriculum Online subscription website that offers over 2000 interactive and printable maths worksheets for KS1 through KS4. Free samples available; paid subscriptions allow users to generate new problems for each worksheet ...more>>

  23. Elementary Problem of the Week - Department of Mathematics, Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU)
    Word problems in number patterns, algebra, geometry, and other topics. Read the solution to the most recent problem, and archives of previous problems and their answers. ...more>>

  24. The Exhibitionists - National Museums Liverpool
    The site uses simple examples to give a basic outline of life behind the scenes at the museums, and all the math problems that curators solve as they plan and present exhibitions. The prices and measurements in the puzzles are made up to give viewers ...more>>

  25. Fermi Off-the-Wall Math League - Karen Newell, Intermediate District 287, Plymouth, Minnesota
    A Fermi question is posed with limited information given, and requires that students ask many more questions; for example, "How many water balloons would it take fill the school gymnasium?" ("What are the approximate dimensions of the gym?") Register ...more>>

  26. Fermi Questions - Sheila Talamo
    Fermi questions emphasize estimation, numerical reasoning, communicating in mathematics, and questioning skills. Students often believe that "word problems" have one exact answer and that the answer is derived in a unique manner. Fermi questions encourage ...more>>

  27. Fill-It-In Outline Mathematics - Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
    A collection of outline solutions to various problems: word and logic problems, problems from arithmetic, number theory and geometry. Solutions are practically complete with a few essential pieces omitted and to be filled in by the student. ...more>>

  28. Five Triangles mathematics blog
    This blog, which dates back to April, 2012, posts problems for middle and junior high school students. Topics have ranged from ratios and fractions to area and paths to quadratic equations and linear equations. ...more>>

  29. Flying Between Two Trains - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    Two trains 150 miles apart travel toward each other along the same track, the first train at 60 mph, the second at 90 mph. A fly buzzes back and forth between the two trains until they collide. If the fly's speed is 120mph, how far will it travel? ...more>>

  30. Focus on Student Practice - Suzanne Alejandre
    Article about how students worked on the Problem of the Week (PoW) "Wooden Legs" in a way that developed the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Mathematical Practice of "making sense of problems and persevering in solving them." This article, originally ...more>>

  31. Gamco Education Materials: Educational Software for K-12
    Programs for Macintosh and Windows, with downloadable demo versions. Math programs include: Skillbuilders (perimeter, area, volume, whole numbers, fractions); Paws and Pyramids (perimeter/area/volume game); Word Problem Square Off Series; Touchdown Math ...more>>

  32. Game Cafe (GirlTech) - Radica Games, Ltd.
    Games for kids to print out and play offline. Amazing Math Path explores the world through numbers: Letter Logic (find a path to link the letters); Sum it Up (how much does your name cost?); A Colorful Survey (compare your color preferences to those of ...more>>

  33. Grade Eight Problems - The Canadian School Math Page
    A variety of word problems at the Canadian 8th grade level, with hints and answers. ...more>>

  34. Grade Eleven Problems - The Canadian School Math Page
    A variety of word problems at the Canadian 11th grade level, with hints and answers. ...more>>

  35. Grade Five Problems - The Canadian School Math Page
    A variety of word problems at the Canadian 5th grade level, with hints and answers. ...more>>

  36. Grade Nine Problems - The Canadian School Math Page
    A variety of word problems at the Canadian 9th grade level, with hints and answers. ...more>>

  37. Grade Seven Problems - The Canadian School Math Page
    A variety of word problems at the Canadian 7th grade level, with hints and answers. ...more>>

  38. Grade Six Problems - The Canadian School Math Page
    A variety of word problems at the Canadian 6th grade level, with hints and answers. ...more>>

  39. Grade Ten Problems - The Canadian School Math Page
    A variety of word problems at the Canadian 10th grade level, with hints and answers. ...more>>

  40. Grade Twelve Problems - The Canadian School Math Page
    A variety of word problems at the Canadian 12th grade level, with hints and answers. ...more>>

  41. Hewlett Packard/University of Melbourne School Mathematics Competition - Tony Guttmann
    Since 1972, a competition emphasizing mathematical insight and creativity. Download PDF files of competitions and solutions dating back to 1996, as organized into the three levels of junior, intermediate, and senior. Also, FAQs, entry form, and other ...more>>

  42. High School Problem of the Week - Department of Mathematics, Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU)
    Word problems in number theory, logic, algebra, analytic geometry, and other topics. Read the solution to the most recent problem, and archives of previous problems and their answers. ...more>>

  43. Homework for Kids - hwforkids.com
    More than 275 pages of math worksheets and word problems. Most pages are dynamic and will provide a different set of exercises when reloaded. Print out worksheets at several levels for learning numbers, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ...more>>

  44. Incorporating Word Problems into Basic Skills Development - Gerald A. Baldino; Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
    Teaching word problems and methods of solution: a unit concerned with practical approaches to problem solving at the elementary mathematical level. It presents concepts and ideas calculated to encourage educators to concentrate on and deal with everyday ...more>>

  45. Integer Programming in Recreational Mathematics - Martin J. Chlond
    A collection of puzzles, each of which may be formulated and solved using integer programming. The puzzles are intended to give practice to students in the formulation of IP models, to stimulate interest, and to demonstrate the variety of structures that ...more>>

  46. Introduction to Algebra (The Math League) - Mark Motyka; Math League Multimedia
    A Math League basic topic. Contents include: Variables; Expressions; Equations; Solution of an equation; Simplifying equations; Combining like terms; Simplifying with addition and subtraction; Simplifying by multiplication; Simplifying by division; Word ...more>>

  47. Jayden's Rescue - Vladimir Tumanov; Scholastic Canada Ltd. (pub)
    A novel whose plot revolves around mathematical puzzles roughly for grades 4-6. The puzzles are in verse, and the solutions are provided following each puzzle. The three child protagonists have to solve these puzzles in order to save an imprisoned queen. ...more>>

  48. K-12 Math Problems, Puzzles, Tips & Tricks - Math Forum
    Links to calculation tips (Beat the Calculator, Divisibility Rules, Multiplication Tips), Math Problem sets, and math number and line puzzles. ...more>>

  49. The Magic of Math - magicofmath.org
    Communicate and share the delight of mathematics. Talk to a math whiz about how math makes the world go round, get pointers on how to figure out a math problem, or just chat about math by sharing cool ideas, original math jokes, poems, riddles, art, problems ...more>>

  50. Marcy Cook Math - Marcy Cook
    Cook offers mathematics inservice workshops for elementary, middle, and junior high school teachers and administrators. She has written numerous books for classroom teachers, as well as sets of tiling and task cards for use in the classroom, and manipulatives ...more>>

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