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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tags "problem solving" & gr8

May 2006


Math resource of video clips devoted to mathematics learning! Students call in to the tv host with a math problem. Together the problem is solved step-by-step.

December 2005

The Broken Calculator

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 about (3*2)-2 . The answer is the same! Create some challenges for you, your friends, and teachers!

CountOn - The Rules of Sudoku

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.

Absurd Math:Pre-Algebra from Another Dimension

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.

Middle School Madness: Problems of the Week Archive

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

Enriching Mathematics

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

A Creative Encounter of the Numerical Kind

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

Searching for Solutions WebQuest

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.

Discovering the Value of Pi

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.

July 2005

Villainy, Inc. Middle School Math

This site contains activities that explore statistics and probability, algebra, geometry, decimals, percents, negative numbers, and more. Students take on the role of a secret agent and use their math skills to thwart the corporate menace, Villainy, Inc!

Math TV Problem Solving Videos

Middle School problem solving videos. Click Rollem'em to choose from the different episodes. Could be used for individual, small group and whole class problem-solving activities. Demonstrates the reasoning needed to solve the problem.


A thinking for learning activity to encourage group discussion and justification of decision making. 6 people are left on a liferaft, for the raft to stay afloat 2 people must be thrown off.Who will it be? Why? Is it fair? Who should go first? Are some lives less valuable than others?