Frequently Asked Questions

Before the Challenge

During the Challenge

After the Challenge

Math Marvels Schedule

Resources for Problems



Before the Challenge

  • Have each student create a problem with an answer of a specific number (for example, 12). Be creative. Be prepared to share a few of your class favorites.
  • Gather a few math jokes to share at the end of the conference if time allows.
  • Practice good math problem solving that employs strategies and discussion. Review the sample problems used in past Math Marvels sessions to practice with your students.
  • Have students pre-assigned to small work groups. Make sure each group has pencil/paper. They may need a clipboard to write on if they will be sitting on the floor.

This project is coordinated in Ohio by the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center
The Math Marvel project was originally developed by Linda McDonald with Katy ISD in Texas.