What Are the Current Problems?
The Current Problems include: Primary (PrimaryPoW) Math Fundamentals (FunPoW), Pre-Algebra (PreAlgPoW), Algebra (AlgPoW), and Geometry (GeoPoW).
We think of these grade bands as the appropriate level of mathematics for each of the problems but sometimes PrimaryPoWs may work well with high school students and/or GeoPoWs may work well with middle school students:
FunPoW and AlgPoW are on the same two week schedule. PrimaryPoW, PreAlgPoW and GeoPoW are on another two week schedule. If teachers want a new problem each week they can offer students a FunPoW one week and a PreAlgPoW another week (or other combinations).
The Current Problems run on a schedule described like this:
One reason that we opened problems up in this way is to provide the opportunity to consider a student's online PoW submissions as an electronic portfolio.
This schedule repeats twenty (20) times during the school year in each of the five services for a total (by the end of the year) of access to 100 problems. All PoW users [Current PoW (Teacher), Full PoW Membership or School or District, Trial Account] have access to the five Current Problems.
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