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Four Current PoW services available:

Why use PoWs?



20 problems each year in each service

Link to calendar available from each problem page

  1. Problems are available for preview Thursday am before going live.
  2. Problems go “live” Monday am.
  3. Problems are open for first submissions for two weeks.
  4. Submissions may be revised through Thursday midnight.
  5. Sample solutions with commentary appear Friday am.
  6. Early in following week Gold and Silver lists appear with more solutions.

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Benefits of Online Submission

  • Motivation to communicate to a larger audience
  • Opportunity to receive feedback from another person
  • Written communication reinforces literacy skills

Benefits of Online Reply

  • Written communication in both directions
  • Lasting record
  • Asynchronous


  • How we score
  • What happens?
  • Who mentors?
  • Mentoring by groups available when * in calendar
  • Research shows the value of revision

Teacher Support Pages

Enhanced Problem Packet for Teachers (new this year)

Discussion Groups support teachers using PoWs

Teachers can monitor student work in the Teacher Office.

Claire's support site for teachers using PoWs


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