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Columbus State University’s College of Education is now the home of the Problem of the Week math contest, which was started in 1996 by David Rock and Doug Brumbaugh. The math educators also supply problems and answers that are part of the current White House Math Challenge, a presidential effort to boost interest in math and foster problem-solving skills. Visit our history page for more on these and the companion problem-solving sites here — Algebra in Action, Middle School Madness and Elementary Brain Teaser.

A growing library of mathcasts. Mathcasts are recorded movies created with a smart board with audio narration. Students can see and hear how a given problem is solved. Resources available for Grades 1-12.

Problem solving and Writing prompts for math for grades K-12.

This interactive program teaches children how to visualize and solve math word problems. Using virtual blocks and cubes, children create models that illustrate the underlying math concepts in word problems.
Each Thinking Blocks program contains six guided practice sets and three assessment tests. The addition and subtraction program features models that represent part-whole, comparison, and change situations. The multiplication and division program introduces equal parts, comparisons, and interpreting remainders.
Program features include:
• Self paced, guided instruction that shows students how to correctly model math word problems
• Independent practice sets that challenge students to apply what they’ve learned
• Interactive blocks that engage students in the problem solving process
• Randomized problem sets that create a different learning experience each time the program is accessed
• Video tutorials which help students transition from building concrete models to sketching models on paper
• Printable certificates that allow students to keep a record of the work they have completed

Mathcasts can Help students learn & review math.
Help teachers collaborate & improve their teaching.
Help parents help their children and enable them to see examples of their childrens' work. Mathcasts.org was created to give students a library of math tutorials and problem solutions and to give teachers a place to share their methods for teaching & learn from others. It's also a place where students & teachers can contribute and organize sets of movies for others or themselves to use.

Get help with Alegebra 1 topics. Multiple problem samples demonstrating how to solve the equation with visual animation and audio explanation. Flash required.

A free site that allows people to post descriptions of their problems along with solutions, and allows those solutions to be voted on. Neat!

Use the broken calculator to solve your math problems in a creative way. Can you add 2+2 if the addition key is broken? Sure can..how about (3*2)-2 . The answer is the same! Create some challenges for you, your friends, and teachers!

The rules of the game are simple: each of the nine blocks has to contain all the numbers 1-9 within its squares. Each number can only appear once in a row, column or box. Every puzzle has just one correct solution.

With Scholastic's Global Classport, you can communicate with classrooms in 182 countries, and collaborate with teachers around the world. Note: Remember that your username must include "_scholastic" . Use to connect with other classrooms to solve Math Maven's Mysteries

This content resource is an index of links to interactive sites, challenging students to solve mysteries using a variety of math principles. Students read the stories, solve the problems, and answer the questions, using clues embedded in the stories to discover the solution. Included are links to a variety of teacher resources.http://teacher.scholastic.com/maven/tguide.htm

Absurd Math is an interactive mathematical problem solving game series. The player proceeds on missions in a strange world where the ultimate power consists of mathematical skill and knowledge.

Challenging math problems for you to solve. Email your answer to find out if you are right!

Activities to explore and engage with mathematical ideas.
Provides challenging activities which provide students with opportunities to develop their mathematics.

After researching place value and numeration systems, students create a base-4 numeration system for a primitive alien tribe.

This web-based unit will introduce students to strategies and real-life practice activities for applying problem-solving skills. Students will investigate real problems through a variety of websites and group activities.

The students will measure the diameter and circumference of many circles and will estimate their relationship. By doing so, they should discover the approximate value of pi. By discovering it on their own they should feel rewarded and gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental concept of pi.

Variety of math and problem solving puzzles. Reading required for instructions. Some games appropriate for grade 3 with instruction

How many disguises can you make for each character. Do you notice a pattern?

Great number sequence game for whole class instruction. Allows for a variety of patterns that are teacher selected.

You must follow the rules to get throught the Cave maze. Choose easy, medium, hard. Improve your problem-solving with this game!