About

The purpose of this blog is to offer teaching ideas to busy math teachers. The grade levels are from middle school to high school. You are free to use the teaching ideas, problems of the week, and lesson plans. Most of the posts will concentrate on problem solving, because I believe that the best way to learn math is by doing problems.

You want to give a problem of the week for the students to do, but you don’t have time to figure out the solution before giving it to the students. You come to the right place. I search the Internet for problems of the week. I work out the solutions and get confirmation for their correctness from the authors. Then, I publish the solutions on my blog for you to use.

If you have alternative solutions, please write them in the comment box.

7 Responses to About

  1. Chris West says:

    This is a cool site. I really appreciate the math problems. I think I might have to add some problems of the week to my site to keep myself math savvy. 🙂

  2. daniel says:

    hey can you please do them a little earlier in the week it really helps when you put them on the next day. thanks for all you do

  3. mvtrinh says:

    I will try to post as soon as I can. But, sometimes life gets in the way… I am glad you find the posts useful.

  4. Jonathan says:

    Great blog with a lot of interesting and challenging problems! Great solutions and mathtype as well! Thank you for the problems mvtrinh! I hope this website never gets taken down or shut-down….that would be very bad…..

  5. Sara Spiegel says:

    The Noyce Foundation has discovered that its copyrighted material, the Problems of the Month entitled “Piece It Together,” “Growing Staircases,” “Cutting a Cube,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Friends You Can Count On,” “Pick A Pocket,” “Digging Dinosaurs,” “Squirreling It Away,” “Between the Lines (Level D and Level E), as well the accompanying Teacher Notes for the problems, are posted on your blog.These materials were posted on your site without the permission of the Noyce Foundation, and the inclusion of the materials on your site is not authorized by law.

    While we would be willing to work with you to make the Problem of the Month and teacher notes available to educators, we cannot allow the teacher notes, in particular, to be posted publicly. We have found that students who are assigned the Problems of the Month will simply Google them and locate the responses on the internet rather than engaging in in-depth problem solving, and thus teachers then become reluctant to assign the problems. We direct you to take them down immediately.

    Please send us your confirmation that the files have been removed within three business days. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

    Sincerely,
    Sara Spiegel

    Sara Spiegel
    Director of Administration ▪ Noyce Foundation
    419 S. San Antonio Road, Suite 213 ▪ Los Altos, CA 94022
    650.856.2600 x 315
    Fax 650.856.2601 ▪ http://www.noycefdn.org
    http://www.insidemathematics.org

  6. mvtrinh says:

    The files have been removed per your direction.

  7. Sara Spiegel says:

    Thank you!

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