Enhancing Mathematical Communication Using Problems of the Week from the Math Forum @ Drexel
Math Forum at NCTM 2002  Math Forum  Student Center  Teachers' Place
 An Example of a "Regular" PoW  The Discrete Math PoW
 Our elementary, discrete, and trig/calculus problems use our "old" format, in which students are presented with a problem and they submit an answer. They'll probably hear back from a mentor, but otherwise will need to wait until the sample solutions are posted to see if they're right.
 The Current "State of the PoWs"
 We are accepting submissions from everyone, but we don't promise to mentor every submission. We have more information about this on our PoW Status page.
 Using Our New "SelfGuided" PoWs 
The Geometry PoW
 After submitting a solution to one of these problems, students can get hints, check their answers, or even view complete solutions to which they can compare their own. We're working on helping students understand how they might best use these resources to improve their problem solving and writing skills.
Here are a few examples of selfguided problems we've used and their supporting resources:
Algebra PoW  Kittens
Geometry PoW  Point P Perambulates
Middle School PoW  Counting Chicken Wings
 The Problem of the Week Archives
 Dating back to 1993, there are plenty of problems to use on every topic, listed for each problem chronologically.
 The Problem of the Week Library
 In the archives, you might find problems you like. In the Problems Library, you can actually find what you want pretty easily, by level and by topic. I'll also talk about what the library might look like in the fall.
