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Figure This! Math Challenges for Families

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Author:National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Description: Elementary-level problems with hints, information about when and why answers matter in the real world, suggestions for getting started, and answers with explanations. A Challenge Index lists problems by topic. Examples include: Line Up! (How long do you have to stand in line?); Beating Heart (How fast does your heart beat?); Fill It Up! (Which shape holds the most popcorn?); and Don't Fall In (Why aren't manhole covers square?). Links to related Web and print resources are provided. The site is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Estimation, Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Measurement, Terms/Units of Measure, Large Numbers, Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Euclidean Plane Geometry

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