PROBLEM SOLVING




The focus of my project is problem solving in math using word problems and performance assessment tasks for middle school students. I felt that students had a difficult time with the open ended questions while working with the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-9). The scores from the SAT9 are being used to base how successful a school's students are in the areas of Math, Science, Reading and Language Arts. Word problem will help develop Math, Reading and Language Arts skills. Students are asked not only solve to the problem but also give a reasonable explanation as to how they arrived at the answer.

I have searched many Internet Sites and have come up with some that I feel would help students become efficient in this area.


Probability

This location offers a wide variety of ideas listed to be used at different grade levels using the topic of Probability.




Puzzles



Under Yahooligan Yahoo For Kids I found a Math Puzzle Page called Eric's Page of Puzzles. Here you will find math word puzzles for your students and links to the answers.



The Ultimate Puzzle Site.

This site offers four categories of puzzles to challenge students
.


>Fundrum My Conundrum

This site offers math puzzles at three levels: easy, medium and hard. Here you have the option of solving the problems yourself or for a fee writing to the author for the solution at the address given at the end of the problem page.





Wonderful Resource



This location offers a wide variety of Math topics from Dr. Math and has a great section on word problems. Although my focus area is middle school, this site has other grades levels also.



Performance Assessment



This
site supplies open ended problems on a 4th grade level that can be adapted to other grades
.



Integrating the Internet



The following sites require that students have access to the Internet

The Internet Pizza Server



Stock Market Lesson



Web Interactive Stock Market





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