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.
This location offers a wide variety of ideas listed to be used at different grade
levels using the topic of Probability.
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.
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.
This site supplies open ended problems on a 4th grade level that can be adapted to