Find here an annotated list of problem solving websites and books, and a list of math contests. There are many fine resources for word problems on the net! have personally checked & reviewed each website, to make sure it is truly useful.
A video lesson that shows the solution to 14 different balance problems, starting from the most simple and advancing to some that have double scales.
The Art of Problem Solving texts have been used by tens of thousands of outstanding students, including many winners of major national contests such as MATHCOUNTS and the American Mathematics Competitions.
Math Problem Solving Rubric
Instead of standing at the front of the room and teaching my kids how to do math---step by boring step—I pose a problem. The kids work together and use their own strategies to solve that problem. It allows students to make sense of math and to build upon what they already know.
(1) Mathematical process standards. The student uses mathematical processes to acquire and demonstrate mathematical understanding. The student is expected to:
Answers will be accepted until midnight, Eastern time, each Friday for each week''s problems. Contest staffers attempt to send an e-mail response to participants'' submissions within 36 hours.
If you supply a correct answer, your name, school, city, state and country (if outside the U.S.) will be displayed on the site under the current week''s problem. Answers to past problems are not listed. One reason is that students and teachers have requested that we keep the past problems active. In other words, you can still submit answers to past problems.