 The Mathematical Puzzles of Benjamin Banneker  John F. Mahoney
"I am able to reproduce, for the first time, three of Banneker's puzzles in his actual handwriting...." See those and more challenging colonialera problems recovered by Mahoney, who teaches AP Statistics at a Washington, DC, high school named in honor
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 Math Help: Exercises and Activities  Syvum
Online quizzes, tutorials, and games. Syvum also sells educational software.
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 Math Is Everywhere: A Problem Solving Teaching Unit  Joseph A. Montagna; YaleNew Haven Teachers Institute
A discussion of a variety of strategies for math problem solving, with examples of how to use them and why the development of problemsolving skills is important. The unit is accompanied by a kit of materials available through the YaleNew Haven Teachers
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 MathMastery  MathMastery.com
Play CyberChallenge Shockwave addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division games. Test Your Skills with placement exams (online or printable) on adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, fractions, and decimals. My Math Class offers Shockwave
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 Math Playground  Math Advantage Learning Center
A mathematics learning site for students in grades K6. Math Playground is a teacher created learning site that features interactive word problems, Flash movies, games, quizzes, thinking blocks, flashcards, math worksheets, and manipulatives.
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 MathQUEST/MathVote  Zullo, Holly; and Cline, Kelly; Carroll College
Question libraries and other resources for classroom voting in mathematics, also known as ConcepTests for Peer Instruction or "Clicker Questions." Developed with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the two projects "MathQUEST: Math Questions
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 Math Stuff  Strategic Education Research Partnership
Makers of Tools for Sensemaking; the 5 × 8 card, an observation protocol; AlgebraByExample, sets of algebra problems that prompt students to analyze and explain errors in wrongly worked examples; and poster problems for sixth and seventh graders,
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 Math Thinking  David Wees
"Sharing thinking about math from students": a collection of work by students that teachers have not taught them explicitly how to do. Wees elaborates that "the idea or technique a student uses does not itself have to be completely original, just new
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 Math Videos Online  Doina Popovici
Use free online math videos to learn a variety of prealgebra and algebra topics.
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 Math Worksheet Printables  Anthony and Clara Rogers, HS Unlimited
Userfriendly math printable generators: Use our worksheet generators to print a limitless supply of math
worksheets. Topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, reading clocks, counting change, working with fractions, word problems,
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 Matifutbol  Herminio Lopez
Brainteasers, mathematical diversions, and amusements that combine the worlds of logic, mathematics, and soccer: "The Golden Goalkeeper," "Beckham and the reserve player's chance," "Juventus and the Chinese grass," "Ribéry's strange training,"
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 Middle School 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.
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 Moneybee Multiplayer PreAlgebra  Jordan Pollack
Interactive peer tutoring site where pairs of learners create "coin puzzles" for each other to solve. Requires free registration, as this is an educational psychology research project.
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 Mount Everest Math Puzzles  Paula Fleischer; Peachland Avenue Elementary School, Newhall, CA
Kids (or grownups) answer math questions and get passwords that allow them into 'camps' higher and higher on Mt. Everest until they reach the summit. At each camp they find photos of the mountain and climbers, and tackle progressively more complex math
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 Mr. Smith's Math Class  Terry Smith
Mr. Smith and his fourth grade students from Eugene Field Elementary School in Hannibal, Missouri, have put together a complete website documenting the work that they are doing this year. The math area of the site features: a request for math problems;
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 New Zealand Mathematics  Ministry of Education, New Zealand
Units and lesson plans organised by level and curriculum strand, in Maori and English, focusing on solving problems. Topics address levels 16 of the New Zealand mathematics curriculum and include probability, statistics, measurement, and geometry.
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 Noetic Learning: Your Online Math Learning Center  Li Kelty, Noetic Learning, LLC
Offers a worksheet generator with online publishing capability, in the basic operations and money. See also Noetic Learning's online programs for gifted elementary students, summer enrichment and learning retention, and math contests. Free samples of
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 Olimpíada Brasileira de Matemática  Sociedade Brasileira de Matemática (SBM)
The Olimpíada Brasileira de Matemática (OBM) is a competition open to all students enrolled in Brazil's fundamental or middle studies. Browse or download archived exam problems and solutions dating back to 1997. Read news about olympiads, or the journal
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 Online games and activities at Syvum  Syvum Technologies, Inc.
Online activities for practicing practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, algebra, and word problems. Workbooktype activities are interactive, with automatic generation of tests, immediate grading, and a new set of problems
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 OpenEnded Assessment in Math  Cooney, Thomas J.; Sanchez, Wendy B.; Leatham, Keith; and Mewborn, Denise S.
Over 450 openended, fieldtested assessment items, distributed more or less equally among elementary, middle school, and high school grade levels. The questions relate to five major content areas, based on the NCTM Standards: number and operation; probability
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 Ostrich Llama Count  Examining Solution Methods  Suzanne Alejandre
Activity, alignments, directions, extensions, and activity sheets that detail five ways to solve the Problem of the Week (PoW) "Ostrich Llama Count." Originally published in the March, 2013, issue of the CMC ComMuniCator, journal of the California Mathematics
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 PBS Mathline: Math at the Movies
Math concepts, challenges, and more, from the movies. For kids: solve puzzles from the movies; explore movie math concepts; and learn about a movie career involving math. Teachers, there are teaching and assessment tips here as well, not directly connected
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 Perplexus  flooble
A large archive of mathematically inclined puzzles and problems displayed by category. Includes logic, number theory, geometry, probability and other problems. All are rated by difficulty and quality and discussed in depth by visitors. Most with solutions.
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 The Physics Classroom  Tom Henderson, hosted by StudyWorks! Online
A physics tutorial for high school students, including explanations, animations, quizzes, and practice problems.
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 Planetqhe (Probabilistic Learning Activities Network)  David Kay Harris
Outoftheordinary probability problems. The site focuses on using methods of probability to solve counterintuitive problems and deepen students' understanding and competence in the domain. Sections include: a brief history and rationale of the site;
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 Potent Problems  Institute for Studies in Educational Mathematics
A database of problems that deepen understanding of mathematics through multiple answers, approaches to an answer, interpretations, extensions, perspectives on a mathematical idea, layers of complexity, or algorithms. Potent problem content topics include
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 Problem Solving Island  Samuel A. Rebelsky
Challenging openended word problems on the topics of games, such as Blockade, Finger Multiplication, and The Word Pyramid; puzzles such as Error Correction, Error Detection, The Fake Coin, Friday the 13th, and Leap Birthdays; and problems based on figures,
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 Problem Solving  It Has to Begin with Noticing and Wondering  Hogan, Marie; and Alejandre, Suzanne
Middle school teacher Marie Hogan observed as the Forum's Director of Professional Development modeled a full cycle of the Problems of the Week (PoWs) in Hogan's West Covina (CA) classroom. This coauthored article about their experience around the PoW
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 Problems with a Point  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
A collection of problems designed to help students in grades 612 learn new mathematical ideas by building on old ones. Varying in difficulty and approaches, these problems are useful for teachers, students, parents, math clubs, homeschoolers, and others.
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 Public Outreach, Education, Teaching and Reaching Youth (POETRY)  Sten Odenwald, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
The goal of the IMAGE mission's education and public outreach program (POETRY) is to explain how solar storms affect the Earth, and to correct misconceptions about Earth's magnetic field, its radiation belts, and why we have aurora. Read the latest information
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 Puzzles
A blog of math puzzles. Post your answers in the comments sections.
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 PuzzleUp  Emrehan Halici
New problems and games posted every week in a contest format. Register, read the competition's rules, and browse the archive of past problems.
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 The Puzzling World of Barry R. Clarke  Barry R. Clarke
Brain teasers from Clarke's column in The Daily Telegraph (UK) and from his various puzzle books: liar problems, logic teasers, number conundrums, matchstick puzzles, lateral mindbenders, and more. With links to other puzzles sites and an article on
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 Science Education at Jefferson Lab  Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab)
Educational resources for students (homework help links; programs and events; games and puzzles; internships) and teachers (summer programs; reference links; distance learning programs; activities, worksheets, and games). See, in particular, Jefferson
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 Shooloo  Shooloo Inc.
At Shooloo, students "discover the joy of writing their own math stories" by publishing original word problems, constructing viable arguments, critiquing the reasoning of others, and modeling real life with mathematics. Shooloo then presents the resulting
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 Smartkiddies Mathematics  Smartkiddies Mathematics
Video lessons, interactive activities, maths games, number challenge drills, worksheets, assessments. Developed by experienced Australian teachersall content is based on the Australian curriculum. Free to all schools and teachers during school hours;
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 Solve This!  ThinkQuest 2003
Information about eight famous mathematicians, with interactive quizzes, static problems and games.
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 Solving Math Word Problems  Hal Schneider
A selfhelp tutor for grades 612, remedial math (all levels); and adults. Chapter titles: Elementary Math Rules; Working with "ONE"; Working with Fractions; The ' Word/Fraction' Technique; Elementary Algebra, Factoring & Ratios; Common Forms of Equations;
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 Solving Word Problems: Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (S.O.S. Mathematics)  Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
To solve an exponential or logarithmic word problem, convert the narrative to
an equation and solve the equation. Includes discussions of problems dealing with interest rates, mortgages, population, radioactive decay, and earthquakes.
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 Solving Word Problems (SMILE)  Barbara Trotter, O. A. Thorp Scholastic Academy
A lesson for intermediate and upper grades designed to teach students several different techniques for solving word problems. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics
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 Starter of the Day  John Tranter, Transum Software
There are 366 different Starters of The Day. They are activities designed
for KS3 pupils to work on at the beginning of their Maths Lesson. The
format lends itself to be projected from a data projector or used on an
interactive whiteboard. A starter
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 Students' Interest for and Work with AppletEnhanced Word Problems  Renninger, Sinclair, Hand, Stohl, Alejandre, and Underwood
Article from the International Conference on Learning Sciences archive, Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Learning sciences. Abstract: Study of student interest for and work with interactive nonroutine mathematics problems (ESCOT Problems
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 Tennessee Sports Math Project  Gary Keplinger
Sportsrelated activities for mathematics teachers in the sixth through ninth grade classrooms, with the goal of stimulatiing "atrisk" students. The site organizes problems by learning objectives or by sports activities, including baseball, football,
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 TestPrep Mathematics Table of Contents  Pamela Cohen, Walter Antoniotti
Free practice problems worksheets in whole numbers; fractions; decimals, ratios, rates, proportions, and percentages; exponents, roots, algebra, and geometry; using formulas to solve problems; multistep word problems; and graphs, signed numbers, statistics,
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 The Truth Tree's Math and Logic Board  Bob Scott, Ron Savori
A collection of math and logic problems, from Pascal's Pizza Parlor and Leaning Ladders to The Old Lady and the Eggs and The Rickety Table Disaster. Register to solve these and other problems and compete with other visitors to The Truth Tree.
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 Understanding Algebra  James Brennan, Boise State University
In addition to "stuff to play with" on the web (a Graphing Applet (for exploring slope and intercepts of straight lines), a Prime Factorization Machine, a Prime Number List, a Quadratic Equation Solver, and a Quadratic Function Plotter), this book's full
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 Understanding 'Rate' Word Problems  Rick Garlikov
A conceptual explanation of doing various kinds of math "rate" problems (e.g., "distance/speed/time" problems, problems involving combining work done by different agents working at different rates of speed, quantity/proportion problems, etc.).
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 UniformMotion Problems: Just Playing With Cars (SMILE)  David Drymiller, Morgan Park High School
A lesson that uses batteryoperated cars to teach students to solve uniform motion word problems using rate X time = distance; and gives them practice in measuring in the metric and English systems. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection
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 University of South Carolina High School Math Contests  David Sumner
Problems from the University of South Carolina (USC) High School Math Contests, since 1994. Walk step by step through illustrated solutions to each problem using the "next step" button. The delivery of questions is designed for competitive timing. Also,
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 The Verbal Math Lesson  Michael Levin, Charan Langton
Books for teaching math topics verbally through word problemsno worksheets, no writing. The approach is intended to be fun for children and to develop mental short cuts.
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