Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree6Thanks
  • 2 Post By topsquark
  • 1 Post By DenisB
  • 2 Post By harpazo
  • 1 Post By topsquark

Thread: MHF Math Word Problems

  1. #1
    Super Member harpazo's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2014
    From
    NYC
    Posts
    995
    Thanks
    42

    MHF Math Word Problems

    I would be more than happy to post monthly math word problems covering middle school through high school for members to get extra practice without the need to use their textbooks. What do you say? I am looking for at least 10 members to agree.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    Forum Admin topsquark's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2006
    From
    Wellsville, NY
    Posts
    11,425
    Thanks
    871
    Awards
    1

    Re: MHF Math Word Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by harpazo View Post
    I would be more than happy to post monthly math word problems covering middle school through high school for members to get extra practice without the need to use their textbooks. What do you say? I am looking for at least 10 members to agree.
    I am going to axe this idea, not because it is necessarily bad but there could be legal problems. You would need to be the one creating the problems otherwise the site could run into some nasty plagiarism charges. Fines and bad publicity and such. I am not saying you would deliberately do this but I'd prefer not to take the chance for any slip-ups.

    I have sent mash an e-mail about it and I'm sure he'll weigh in at some point.

    I'll leave the thread open for comments.

    -Dan
    Last edited by topsquark; Mar 5th 2019 at 11:32 AM.
    Thanks from DenisB and harpazo
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    MHF Contributor
    Joined
    Feb 2015
    From
    Ottawa Ontario
    Posts
    2,211
    Thanks
    488

    Re: MHF Math Word Problems

    Harpazo, I respectfully suggest you stick to learning...
    Plus, as you keep saying, you are VERY busy with your job...
    Thanks from Monoxdifly
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  4. #4
    Super Member harpazo's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2014
    From
    NYC
    Posts
    995
    Thanks
    42

    Re: MHF Math Word Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
    I am going to axe this idea, not because it is necessarily bad but there could be legal problems. You would need to be the one creating the problems otherwise the site could run into some nasty plagiarism charges. Fines and bad publicity and such. I am not saying you would deliberately do this but I'd prefer not to take the chance for any slip-ups.

    I have sent mash an e-mail about it and I'm sure he'll weigh in at some point.

    I'll leave the thread open for comments.

    -Dan
    What if questions are slightly altered? For example, if a question reads John has two boxes, I can change it to Mary had 4 boxes.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  5. #5
    Super Member harpazo's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2014
    From
    NYC
    Posts
    995
    Thanks
    42

    Re: MHF Math Word Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by DenisB View Post
    Harpazo, I respectfully suggest you stick to learning...
    Plus, as you keep saying, you are VERY busy with your job...
    I am very busy working overnight security but this project would be posted only once a month. However, if Dan said no, then it's no.
    Thanks from DenisB and topsquark
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  6. #6
    Forum Admin topsquark's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2006
    From
    Wellsville, NY
    Posts
    11,425
    Thanks
    871
    Awards
    1

    Re: MHF Math Word Problems

    Well, I weigh in but I'm not the ultimate source of policy. mash contacted me and agreed that we should squash the idea. Apparently he is occasionally contacted by one lawyer or another to remove an old problem as it is. So he agrees that this is not a good idea for us.

    Sorry, harpazo. I know you were trying out a good idea. It just can't be done here, is all.

    Thread closed.

    -Dan
    Thanks from harpazo
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Math Word Problems
    Posted in the Math Topics Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Nov 10th 2018, 07:11 PM
  2. Counting Problems Math Help-3 word problems
    Posted in the Statistics Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Nov 15th 2012, 07:30 PM
  3. Math Word problems.
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 17th 2012, 02:12 PM
  4. Math word problems
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Dec 9th 2009, 02:28 PM
  5. Math Word Problems
    Posted in the Pre-Calculus Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Oct 14th 2008, 07:25 PM

/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum