Challenging Math Problems & Puzzles!

May 21st, 2012 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Monday, May 21, 2012 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Maths Challenge

Age Range: 11 and up (approximately, with parental assistance)

This website offers a free archive containing hundreds of math problems and puzzles for a variety of skill levels.

When you get to the site you’ll see a horizontal menu near the top of the page. Click on “Problems” to access the archives. You can search by keyword for specific math strands such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, etc.

You can also search by level of difficulty. The problems are ranked with stars and explained as follows:

One Star – These problems require nothing more than a logical mind and a willingness to try things out on paper.

Two Stars – Problems begin to require insights and mathematical tools. For example, geometrical problems may require the use of simple trigonometry, number problems may require knowledge of factoring, et cetera.
 
Three Stars – A good knowledge of school mathematics and/or some aspects of proof will be required.

Four Stars – A comprehensive knowledge of school mathematics and advanced mathematical tools will be required.

Each word problem or puzzle comes with an illustrated solution, and often has suggestions for further exploration and learning.

 

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