**MATHEMATICAL CHALLENGES
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AIMSSEC PUZZLES at __http://www.aims.ac.za/aimssec/puzzles.php__

New problems are posted each month. Solutions are invited from individual school students or groups in South Africa.

BRAIN TEASERS

__http://www.eduplace.com/math/brain/__

Weekly brain teasers provided by Houghton Mifflin for students in grades 4 – 8.

FAMILY MATH CHALLENGES

__http://www.figurethis.org__

GET SMARTER at __http://www.getsmarter.org __

This website uses TIMSS-like items to challenge those who need to refine their skills in mathematics and science at both the middle and high school levels. Also has educational games, links, Math. & Sci. television and other resources.

KANGAROO MATHS COMPETITION

__http://www-math.sci.kun.nl/kangoeroe/__

A Dutch Math Competition written by students in many European countries. A main aim is the popularisation of mathematics. Questions and answers available in English.

KIDSCOUNT- Problem of the Month at __http://www.kidskount.nl__

MASTERWEB at __http://imagiware.com/masterweb/__

An on-line version of the game Mastermind.

MATHS CHALLENGE at __http://www.mathschallenge.net/__

Puzzle yourself and others at this site full of mathematical problems, challenges, conundrums, and connections for Grades 6-12. The archives of previous months' problems are searchable under the general headings of Discrete, Geometry, Number, and Code Breaking.

MATHCOUNTS at __http://mathcounts.org/__

MathCounts is a seventh and eighth grade mathematics competition, and this site includes information about the competition, a popular Problem of the Week, and a link to other websites that feature mathematics activities, games, competitions, and teacher resources.

MATH MAGIC at __http://forum.swarthmore.edu/mathmagic/__

Challenges in math for different grade levels.

MATH PROBLEM SOLVING TASK CENTRES at __http://www.srl.rmit.edu.au/mav/PSTC/index.html__

Offers monthly mathematics problems for students in grades 4—12

MATH PUZZLES at __http://www.mathpuzzle.com__

PI QUIZ at __http://eveander.com/trivia__

is a multiple choice quiz regarding interesting facts about the number pi and its relationship to the circle and other areas of mathematics and its history.

PROBLEM OF THE ‘WEEK at __http://forum.swarthmore.edu/pow/__

This site provides ideas for a Problem of the Week for classroom teachers at all grade levels. It is updated each week.

REAL WORLD MATH COMPETITION (Alympiade)

__http://www.fi.uu.nl/alympiade__

This competition in Dutch and English is a mathematical modelling competition for High School students in teams of 3 or 4. The teams work on a real world problem - a

very open-ended situation in which mathematical problem solving and higher

order thinking skills must be used.

SOUTH AFRICAN MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD (SAMO) at __http://science.up.ac.za/samo__

The premier mathematics competition in South Africa and neighbouring countries and consists of a Junior (Grades 8-9) and Senior (Grades 10-12) Competition.

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**SPHINX at

This site offers a variety of logic/math puzzles that are sorted by category and level of difficulty for Grades 8—12.

21ST CENTURY PROBLEM SOLVING at

This site promotes problem-solving skills through algebra, chemistry, and physics.

Look at New Angles for innovative teaching and assessment materials to use with gifted and talented students in mathematics.