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Free Math Activities and Worksheets: Math Explorer Magazine

Each issue of Math Explorer contains fun math activities and worksheets. These are designed for the middle school grades (6th, 7th, and 8th grades). There are fun math challenges and puzzles in each issue! These math worksheets are free for use by students, parents, and teachers. Download any issue below and use it with your students! The PDF files are printable and easy to use.

Note: Math Explorer is no longer in publication.

Math Explorer Topics, Author and Feature Articles

Date Issue topic Feature article Author
MEnov98 1(1) Moon shot The Proof is in the Picture Anne Sung
MEjan99 1(2) Stamps The Pythagorean Theorem Anne Sung
MEfeb99 1(3) Gaudi Prime Numbers Janet Chen
MEmar99 1(4)` Notre Dame Pascal’s Triangle Janet Chen & Terry McCabe
MEapr99 1(5) Chess board Making Choices Janet Chen & Max Warshauer
MEsum99 1(6) Map coloring Coloring Maps Terry McCabe
MEoct99 2(1) Math & Nature Natural Connections Hiroko K. Warshauer
MEnov99 2(2) Math & Architecture The Pantheon Shape Hiroko K. Warshauer
MEdec99 2(3) Math & Astronomy Modeling the Earth’s Neighbors Kevin Jones
MEjan00 2(4) Math & Geography Texas Connections Terry McCabe
MEfeb00 2(5) Math & Art? Drawing Stars Daniel Shapiro
MEmar00 2(6) Math & Science A Science Experiment for Pi Eugene Curtin
MEapr00 2(7) Math & Sports The Geometry of Playing Pool Terry McCabe
MEsum00 2(8) Math & Music Mathematics and Music in Harmony Joel Becktell & Hiroko Warshauer
MEfall00 3(1) Math & Computer Science How does a Vending Machine Work Carol Hazlewood
MEwin00 3(2) Math & Topology Torus Trek Dan Shapiro
MEspr01 3(3) Math & Games Matrix Games Greg Passty
MEsum01 3(4) Math & Art Beauty of Art & Mathematics Joyce Fischer
MEfall01 4(1) Fractal Math Fractals: A Picture of Chaos Joyce Fischer
MEwin01 4(2) Math Cycles Time Will Tell: Clock Arithmetic Hiroko Warshauer
MEspr02 4(3) Math & Chemistry The Importance of Percents in Chemistry Carol Lipsey Hersh
MEsum02 4(4) Math & Measuring Problems with Measuring Dan Shapiro
MEfall02 5(1) Math & Decision Making Mathematics of Voting Kevin Jones
Mewin02 5(2) Math & the Sphere The Skies Down Under Hisako Shiraishi
MESpr03 5(3) Mathematics & Area Pick’s Theorem Eugene Curtin
MESum03 5(4) Mathematics & Tiling The Tiling Challenge Daniel Shapiro
MEFall03 6(1) Mathematics & Government The Mathematical President Jean Davis
MEwin03 6(2) Mathematics & Circles Circles Everywhere David Snyder
MEspr04 6(3) Mathematics & Logic Why Think Logically? Joyce Fischer
MEsum04 6(4) Mathematics & Measurement Walking the Dog Daniel Shapiro
MEFall2004 7(1) Mathematics & Infinity Infinity Christopher Johnson
MEWinter2004 7(2) Measurement & Mathematics Angles, Triangles and Ears Max Warshauer
MESpring05 7(3) Mathematics & Graph Theory Euler’s Formula Eugene Curtin
MESummer05 7(4) Mathematics & Games Four Numbers Daniel Shapiro
MEFall05 8(1) Mathematics & Juggling Juggling Mathematics Bill Finkenkeller
MEWinter05 8(2) Mathematics & Decision Making How Worried Should you be? Max Warshauer
MESpring06 8(3) Mathematics & Quilting Quilting Mathematics Shelly Harkness
MESummer06 8(4) Mathematics & Nonstandard Digits Nonstandard Digits Daniel Shapiro

1998

MEnov98 (PDF, 3 MB)

1999

MEjan99 (PDF, 3 MB)
MEfeb99 (PDF, 3 MB)
MEmar99 (PDF, 3 MB)
MEapr99 (PDF, 3 MB)
MEsum99 (PDF, 2 MB)
MEoct99 (PDF, 2 MB)
MEnov99 (PDF, 2 MB)
MEdec99 (PDF, 3 MB)

2000

MEjan00 (PDF, 2 MB)
MEfeb00 (PDF, 2 MB)
MEmar00 (PDF, 3 MB)
MEapr00 (PDF, 6 MB)
MEsum00 (PDF, 3 MB)
MEfall00 (PDF, 2 MB)
MEwin00 (PDF, 2 MB)

2001

MEspr01 (PDF, 3 MB)
MEsum01 (PDF, 3 MB)
MEfall01 (PDF, 3 MB)
MEwin01 (PDF, 3 MB)

2002

MEspr02 (PDF, 2 MB)
MEsum02 (PDF, 2 MB)
MEfall02 (PDF, 3 MB)
MEwin02 (PDF, 2 MB)

2003

MESpr03 (PDF, 481 KB)
MESum03 (PDF, 454 KB)
MEFall03 (PDF, 565 KB)
MEwin03 (PDF, 619 KB)

2004

MEspr04 (PDF, 344 KB)
MEsum04 (PDF, 298 KB)
ME Fall 2004 (PDF, 9 MB)
ME Winter 2004 (PDF, 8 MB)

2005

MESpring05 (PDF, 5 MB)
ME Summer 05 (PDF, 21 MB)
MEFall05 (PDF, 10 MB)
MEWinter05 (PDF, 7 MB)

2006

MESpring06 (PDF, 30 MB)
MESummer06 (PDF, 25 MB)