Enhancing Mathematical Communication Using Problems of the Week from the Math Forum @ Drexel
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- 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 "Self-Guided" 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 self-guided 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.