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February, 1998


Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles
http://www.cut-the-knot.com/
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12

CONTENT:
This Web site was created to help users get over math anxiety. The site uses puzzles, games, and brain teasers to interest its audience in mathematics.

AESTHETICS:
The site uses a gray background with black text. Some of the puzzles use java and other Internet technology for demonstration purposes.

ORGANIZATION:
The site offers framed and non-framed versions. Viewers can use the button bar on the left side of the framed page for navigation. Some pages are grouped into series, others stand alone.

REVIEW:
The authors of the site want users have created this Web site to make math more appealing to its users. The site uses graphics and java technology to display puzzles and games in algebra, geometry, logic, and probability. It includes a math glossary, a list of reference books, and links to more math sites for users. Users will find challenges currently without solutions, mathematical facts, and a forum to ask or answer math related questions. Mathematics educators will like this site for its content. Students will enjoy the variety of games and puzzles. This is a good resource for interactive and in-class math lessons.