High School Math

MISSION STATEMENT: To encourage and promote a greater use of the internet and computer technology in the math classroom. For educators, students, parents and homeschoolers.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Card Players


Four friends sitting at a square table could not decide
which card game to play. One wanted to play bridge,
another canasta, another poker and the fourth cribbage.
The bridge player sat on Evelyn's left.
The canasta player sat across from Fred.
Geraldine and Harold sat next to each other.
A woman sat on the poker player's left.
Who wants to play cribbage?

Please leave your complete solution as a comment here.
Everyone showing careful logic and correct answers will be
allowed to stand on their head and crow like a rooster!

You can put a challenge question like this one on your school website.
It is free, changed frequently, and will add interest
and a reason to go to the school website more often.
This can be done by simply adding just one line of code.
For complete instructions,
Click     www.TheMathWebSite.com     and go there directly.

Utilities


Three new houses are built side-by-side
on the north side of a street.
The three utilities - Hydro, Water & Gas - are all directly
opposite but on the south side of the same street.
How can all 3 utilities be connected directly to all 3 houses
without crossing over any lines or using a house as a corridor?
Use the 2-dimensional pencil and paper method only.
Do not spend more than 2 hours trying to get the solution!

Please leave your solutions and comments here.
All appropriate comments will be given 15 minutes of fame and a
nomination for the Nobel Prize in Mathematics!

You can put a challenge question like this one on your school website.
It is free, changed frequently, and will add interest
and a reason to go to the school website more often.
This can be done by simply adding just one line of code.
For complete instructions,
Click     www.TheMathWebSite.com     and go there directly.

The Vat


A vat has three pipes connected to it.
The first pipe can fill the vat in 6 hours.
The second pipe can fill the vat in 4 hours.
The third pipe is for drainage and can empty the vat in 12 hours.
If all three pipes are working at full capacity,
how many hours will it take to fill the vat?

Please leave your complete solution as a comment here.
Everyone with the correct answer will be allowed to
print themselves a COOL DUDE certificate! Wow!

You can put a challenge question like this one on your school website.
It is free, changed frequently, and will add interest
and a reason to go to the school website more often.
This can be done by simply adding just one line of code.
For complete instructions,
Click     www.TheMathWebSite.com     and go there directly.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Basic Arithmetic


After much demand, a new Basic Arithmetic Operations section has been added to www.TheMathWebSite.com.
So, if you have someone who is really struggling with basic adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, then this is where to get some extra practice sheets.
It is impossible to excel in High School Math if you are still struggling with the Elementary School Arithmetic topics.

To go directly to the new "Arithmetic Basics" location, click on     www.TheMathWebSite.com     , then click Enter/Arithmetic Basics. Next click on whichever arithmetic operation you are concerned about, and finally choose the appropriate practice sheet.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Award Certificates


By popular demand, a new Award Certificate section has been added to the index of the main website at www.TheMathWebSite.com.
This will allow teachers to create their own Award Certificates for any and every student in their class. Just change the wordings on the sample using the input textareas and buttons, change the graphic by refreshing the page, modify the printer page setup to landscape and remove the headers/footers, then print your masterpiece and impress your class.

Hand out certificates for being the "Best Math Student", having the "Highest Score on the Last Test", for being a "COOL DUDE", for having "Green Hair", for having "The Most Body Piercings" or even for "Skipping the Most Classes"!

Please feel free to continue to contribute interesting material via the guestbook.

To go directly to the new "Make an Award Certificate" location, click on     www.TheMathWebSite.com     , then click Enter/Certificates&Enrichment and then choose whether you want a serious or humorous type.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Student Humor


Many educators have noted some hilarious
and yet insightful humor from students.

"When you smoke a fish, which end do you light?"

"Having one wife is monogamy.
Having two wives is bigotry.
Having three wives is trigonometry!"

"If you cannot drink and drive,
then why are tavern parking lots so big?"

"Did you hear about the fire in the shoe factory?
Two hundred souls(soles) were lost.
Some heel started it!
They will put the boots to that culprit!"

"In Slobovia, the basic currency is the hern.
And one hundred hern gives you a hernia."

"On the planet Pincus, the inhabitants
are called Pincushions."

"I always wanted to be a meteorologist,
but my grandmother thought that I had more
potential than just reading meters."

"A man came into the car dealership where I work
and asked for a wiper blade for his Yugo. I told
him that that sounded like a fair exchange."

"Of course sleep has a lot to do with dieting.
The only time that I'm not eating is when I'm asleep."

"Experts say that kids should do their own homework.
Kids say that experts have too much time on their hands."

"There is a new sushi bar that caters only to lawyers.
It is called the Sosumi."

"My father always said that death and taxes were
inevitable. Now there is Shipping & Handling."

"My teacher would not tell me how to spell bitch.
In my essay, the father had to take out the trash or gar----."

"Teachers have class."
"Teachers are radical."
"Farmers are outstanding(out standing) in their field."
"Lawyers put it in their briefs."
"Golfers get teed off."
"Firefighters do a slow burn."
"Pilots fly into a rage."
"Divers go off the deep end."
"Baseball card collectors blow their Topps."

If you have any such student wit and insite please share them with everyone, by leaving them as a Comment with this posting. The best items will be posted on www.TheMathWebSite.com as a regular feature.