Friday, September 23, 2011

2003 Mathcounts Chapter level questions

I have collected some old actual Mathcounts contest questions, I will find time to post at's kids forum as I am a moderator of that forum.

Please feel free to go there to check it out.

Monday, February 28, 2011

2010 AMC 10 Questions and Answers are available now

The 2011 AMC 10 questions and answers are available now, they are pretty big files, I have attached them in a post I made at the Kids' forum of, check it out.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hard Math for Middle School - IMLEM Plus Edition

For parents who are looking for appropriate math training materials, in addition to the books I absolutely recommend (see my post in the FinanceHubs forum), there is another great book for the middle school level (or advanced elementary school level) kids. Here is the description of the book:

The IMLEM Plus edition of Hard Math is designed for students participating in both the Intermediate Math League of Eastern Massachusetts and Mathcounts. The topics align with modern middle school curricula: fractions, decimals, percents, prime factorization, plane and spatial geometry, probability, statistics, combinatorics, algebra, modular arithmetic, etc. But Hard Math challenges students to develop a deeper understanding: it asks much harder questions than standard texts and teaches the material and problem solving strategies students need to attack them. For example, rather than asking students to write 2/5 as a decimal, it might ask students to use the fact that 99999 = 9 × 41 × 271 to find the tenth digit in the decimal expansion for 1/271.

The organization of the book is designed to serve IMLEM students' needs: the first five chapters cover exactly what students should learn for each of IMLEM's monthly contests. But the text can also serve students preparing for other math contests or as general enrichment.

The author Glenn Ellison is the Gregory K. Palm Professor of Economics at MIT and a parent volunteer at Bigelow Middle School. He didn't have the opportunity to participate in math contests in junior high, but was a member of the Harvard math team which won the national championship on the 1985 Putnam exam.

Amazon has the book for only $12, with excellent reader reviews. Check it out.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Math books and materials for kids

Homeschooling? Struggle with the right math materials for your children? Blogger doesn't allow me to post attachments, so I posted a quite comprehensive list of math resources that every parent should have at a parenting forum, check it out.

Don't buy those books from Amazon, instead, check out your library first, it's all free!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Get HTC EVO 4G Phone For Only $100

Great news for consumers -

Amazon has now lowered the HTC EVO 4G to an affordable price of $100, that is an all time low price.

Not sure how long this deal will last, though.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Could a $35 toaster be better than a $100 toaster?

Here is a proof that good deal does exist, but it takes discovery ...

Based on this post, you could spend $100 on a DeLonghi DTT312 toaster which is good, but you could also just spend $35 on a Hamilton Beach Digital 22502 toaster which is even better!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Get HTC EVO Shift 4G For Under $90

Competition is good for consumers. Based on a post at, right now, we are seeing some healthy competition among Amazon, Wirefly and Sprint on HTC EVO Shift 4G phone.

Sprint on its website has the $149.99 price tag, Wirefly has the $119.99 price tag, and the winner is Amazon, which shows $89.99.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Want to get FREE food on your birthday?

You will have plenty of choices! Don't you hate birthday only comes once a year?

(Please verify with the restaurant in your area to make sure!)

(If you want to get other FREE non-food stuff, please see my other post at the FinanceHubs here.)

ALFY'S PIZZA - free mini pizza
ALL-AMERICAN CAFE - free dessert
APPLEBEES - free dessert
AUSTIN GRILL - Register First - free meal
BAKERS SQUARE - free pie
BANDIDO'S - free entree
BASKIN ROBBINS - free ice cream treat
BENIHANA'S JAPANESE RESTAURANT - free dinner WITH 3 other paying guests ( Verify first with your local )
BENNIGANS - free dessert + song
BERN'S - free meal
BILL KNAPP'S - gives adults a % discount equal to age; plus a free bday cake (w/purchase of a meal) during the week of your B-day
BLACK BRISKEE - free meal
BOB'S BIG BOY - free hot fudge ice cream
BRUSTER'S - free waffle cone on your birthday
BURGER KING - free kids meal to all kids club members
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN - Register First - free kids meal during the month of their birthday
CAPTAIN D'S BIRTHDAY CLUB - free two-piece meal at sign-up and once a year on your birthday
CAPTAIN DIZZY'S CAR WASH - free car wash
CARROWS - free cake
CATTLEMEN'S - free dessert and cowboy hat
CHARLIE BROWNS RESTAURANTS - free meal for "Handshake Club" members
CHEVY'S - free dessert and sombrero
CHILI'S - free desert on your birthday
CHIPS N GIGGLES - free meal
CLAIM JUMPER - Free Dessert
CROWN THEATRES - Buy One Movie Ticket, Get One Free
CRAZY BUFFET - free meal
DAVE AND BUSTERS - $5 game card credit
DENNY'S - free meal (said to be only kids under 10 now)
DUKE'S CHOWDER HOUSE - b1g1 coupons (register first). FREE dinner for your birthday!
EL CHICOS - free dessert
FAMOUS DAVE'S BARBEQUE - free meal (w/advance signup)
FIREHOUSE SUBS - free sub (must sign up for birthday club)
FUDDRUCKERS - free burger
FUNNY BONE COMEDY CLUB - free cake (party of 5 min.; 2 drink min.)
GRILLFISH - free meal
HANA JAPAN - free meal
HARD ROCK CAFE - free dessert
HOMETOWN BUFFET - free birthday cake
HOLLYWOOD VIDEO - one free video rental
HOOTERS - free song + tshirt
IHOP- free meal
JOE'S CRAB SHACK - free cake
JT WHEATFIELDS - free coupon in phone book
KING BUFFET - free meal
LADONNA - free meal
LOMBARDI'S IN BALLARD - Register First - free meal w/another during month of birthday
LOTUS - free meal
LUTHERS BBQ - free stuff (varies) for "Great Rewards" members
MACARONI GRILL - free dessert + OPERA-style "Happy birthday" song
MAGGIANOS - $10 Off purchase of $20 (sign up in advance)
MARIE CALENDERS - free dessert
MAX AND ERMA - free $5 dessert
MOONIES DINER - free meal
MUCKLESHOOT CASINO - free sushi dinner + player's club points
NITTY GRITTY - free drink + souvenir glass
ONAMI - free dinner WITH 3 other people paying
OUTBACK Steakhouse - free dessert + song
PANCAKE HOUSE - free entree
PAPPA'S RESTAURANTS - free dessert
PARADISO'S - free meal
PERKIN'S - free stack of pancakes
PF CHANGS - free cake or cheesecake
PIZZA EXPRESS - free meal
PONCHO'S - free meal, dessert & picture
PROVINO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT - free $10.99 meal and ice cream dessert
Radisson - free entree in their 12th floor restaurant
REAL SEAFOOD COMPANY - free meal and dessert
RED ROBINS - Register First - free burger coupon / discount coupon
RICE & COMPANY - free meal for Robinson Rewards Club members
ROCK BOTTOM - free appetizer for Mug Club members
ROUND TABLE - free personal pizza
RUBY TUESDAY - free burger and fries (must sign up for their newsletter to receive this offer)
SCALINI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT - up to 10.95 off pasta specialties
SHEPARD'S BUFFET - free dinner buffet w/3 other paid customers
STEAK AND ALE - free mini choco cake
STEAK-N-SHAKE - free dinner for "birthday club" kids
TGI FRIDAYS - Free birthday Dessert
THE 99 - free meal
THE BARNSIDER'S/DEPOT RESTAURANTS - 1/2 off meal + cake & song
THE LOFT - free meal
THE PALM - 3lb lobster (must be a member/register first)
THE PARADISO - free entree + sombrero & song
THE VINE TAVERN - free meal
TODAI SEAFOOD BUFFET - Free Meal or voucher for Meal Next Visit
TONY ROMA'S - free dessert, free meal
UP THE CREEK - free meal and dessert
VACCARO'S ITALIAN PASTRY SHOP - free dessert and drink
WENDY'S - free kids meal to all kids club members
Z' TEJAS - Register First - $15 coupon for the month of your birthday
ZIO'S - free dessert mini pizza

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Amazon is having HTC EVO 4G Phone Onsale Right Now

At only $99, while Sprint's website still has it for $199.

Get it while it's still available at Amazon.

Friday, January 14, 2011

How to Save on Wireless Call Expenses

Two ways:

a. Use the carrier endorsed Skype app
For example, when you use Verizon Skype app, you can make Skype-to-Skype calls without deducting minutes from your voice service plan. And you can make inexpensive international Skype Out calls with rates starting around 2 cents a minute.

b. Download Skype over Wi-Fi on your own
The carrier provided Skype only works on its network. But the Skype over Wi-Fi enables you to bypass the wireless phone network when making phone calls. This is especially important when you travel overseas, by using Skype over Wi-Fi, you can save hefty roaming charges.