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The Longest Now

The Million Problems Project
Thursday January 08th 2009, 7:43 pm
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… or, “Joshua Gay reports: The Widget is The Key”

My dear friend Josh has designed a widget for creating math problems and storing them in a shared public database.  Except he managed to make an entire draft widget and a dozen problems of 5 different types without sharing any of it… so I don’t know how well it works.  Yet.

That said, the name is awesome.  And the idea is relevant to everyone who has ever wanted to study for a geography or math test, draw on raw material and question-types for quiz bowl rounds, or organize a high school math and science competition.

If you have your own favorite repositories of puzzles and problems, especially ones that are in the public domain or widely accessible to the public, let us know!  This idea won’t be back-burnered for long.

[…] of problems along with formatting specifications and free software tools. My friend SJ has been egging me on for some time to get this project going again, so perhaps the time has come to do just that. This […]

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