Where can I find questions motivating important ideas in math? - MathOverflow most recent 30 from http://mathoverflow.net 2013-05-21T03:13:57Z http://mathoverflow.net/feeds/question/5545 http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/rdf http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5545/where-can-i-find-questions-motivating-important-ideas-in-math Where can I find questions motivating important ideas in math? Peter Tingley 2009-11-14T18:32:44Z 2012-10-19T04:14:58Z <p>I would like questions that demonstrate why a mathematical tool or technique is useful, and which can be used to introduce that idea. Ideally, this would be a compilation of problems organized by the idea they motivate. Does anyone know of such a list? I am thinking of middle school and high school math, but I think such a list would be useful at any level. </p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5545/where-can-i-find-questions-motivating-important-ideas-in-math/5564#5564 Answer by B. Bischof for Where can I find questions motivating important ideas in math? B. Bischof 2009-11-14T20:12:22Z 2009-11-14T20:12:22Z <p>This is similar to <a href="http://mathoverflow.net/questions/4994/fundamental-examples" rel="nofollow">fundamental examples</a>, I recommend you read that post as it was very interesting and at least partially answers your question.</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5545/where-can-i-find-questions-motivating-important-ideas-in-math/5722#5722 Answer by Jose Brox for Where can I find questions motivating important ideas in math? Jose Brox 2009-11-16T17:51:46Z 2009-11-16T17:51:46Z <p>I suggest you take a look at the Tricki:</p> <p><a href="http://www.tricki.org" rel="nofollow">http://www.tricki.org</a></p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/5545/where-can-i-find-questions-motivating-important-ideas-in-math/5736#5736 Answer by Ross Churchley for Where can I find questions motivating important ideas in math? Ross Churchley 2009-11-16T21:08:30Z 2009-11-16T21:08:30Z <p>If you're interested in middle school/high school math education, I'm sure you already know about Dan Meyer's excellent blog <em>dy/dan</em>. In case you haven't, he shares (classroom-tested) lesson ideas and media under the label "<a href="http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?cat=70" rel="nofollow">What Can You Do With This?</a>" (the individual posts are also tagged by subject area).</p>