## Newsletter #23 : An Infinite Number of Fractions Questions

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Since the last newsletter, I’ve finished creating and uploading dozens of fractions worksheets. The website now has worksheets on seven different fractions topics. For each topic, there are five difficulty levels, for each level there are ten worksheets, and each worksheet prints to a single page with twelve questions.

## Newsletter #20 : Equivalent Fractions Quiz

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Can you save Peggy (or Peter) the Pegasus from Doom Mountain? Or Get Roger (or Rosie) the Rocket to the stars? You can if you can tell when two fractions are equivalent! The Equivalent Fractions Quiz is an online version of Flashcard Stepping Stones, but with fractions. Players choose their avatar (a rocket or a flying horse) and answer a series of equivalent fractions questions to reach the goal.

## Newsletter #19 : Fraction Simplifying Puzzles

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My plan for Dr Mike’s Math Games for Kids over the next couple of months is to build a big section all about fractions. The reasons for this are simple enough… First of all, the sections on times tables and magic squares look a bit lonely all by themselves in the menu… ðŸ™‚ More importantly, I know a lot of parents and teachers are looking for fractions information online, and this topic is under-represented on my site.

## Newsletter #18 : Easter Date Worksheets

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I first started this newsletter around about Easter, 2008. In 2008, Easter Sunday was almost as early in the year as it can possibly be. I mentioned in an early issue that perhaps I would make an easter date calculation worksheet.

## Newsletter #17 : The Rice And Chessboard Story

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Suppose you got two job offers, each job lasting 7 weeks.

• One job would pay you 1 cent on day one, 2 cents on day two, 4 cents on day three, and so on, doubling every day.
• The other would pay you \$100 on day one, \$200 on day two, \$300 on day three, increasing by \$100 each day.

Which would you choose? Which pays more?

## Newsletter #16 : A Valentine’s Day Math Puzzle

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A week or three ago, on a visit to Singapore, I went with my wife to a restaurant where they served a yummy heart-shaped biscuit with heart-shaped sprinkles on it. The three colors of the sprinkles suggested a puzzle to me – how is it possible to cut the biscuit into three pieces, so that all the white hearts are on one piece, all the pink hearts on the second piece, and all the red hearts on the third piece?

## Newsletter #15 : Happy New Year!

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This is just a quick email to wish you all the best for the new year. Hopefully the festive season was a good one for you and yours, and you’re all ready for the challenge and excitement of 2009!