Great math problem tweeters

By Tech Powered Dad | August 26, 2010

If you’re looking for some great math practice problems, Twitter can be one place to turn. It’s also convenient since you’re probably logging in to tweet on a regular basis anyway. Here are some “Tweeters” to consider if you’re looking for some extra practice or a challenge.

NCTM Twitter

Description: TheNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics tweets primarily high school level problems. Questions go out in the morning, answers at night.

Example Problem: How many different rectangles can be drawn using the hour marks on a clock’s face as vertices?

Frequency: Problems tweeted every weekday.


Name: Mathprobs

Description: Mainly high school level questions are posed. Students posting answers get props via Mathprobs twitter feed or are encouraged to try again.

Example Problem: 1101011010110 in base 2 = what in base 4???

Frequency: About once a week

mathquestions Name: Mathquestions

Description: Tweets here are for middle through high school students a little less frequently than some of the others.

Example Problem: How can you add eight 8’s to get the number 1,000?

Frequency: About once a month

tutor4math1 Name: Tutor4math

Description: Provides a link to an SAT question of the day. These questions are a mix of math and verbal.

Example Problem: A train travelling 60 miles per hour for 1 hour covers the same distance as a train traveling 30 miles per hour for how many hours?

Frequency: Daily

algebra_com Name: algebra_com

Description: Tweets links and a short description of questions being posed by students from Requires free registration on

Example: A lamp is marked with a sale price of $23.80, which is 15% off the regular price. What is the regular price?

Frequency: Multiple times a day

math___ Name: Math____

Description: Posts are questions being posted by students on a math forum. Tends to be middle school to early high school level.

Example: How many diagonals does a square have?

Frequency: About once a day

Know another great place for math problems on Twitter? Post it in the comments below.

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