These are not your usual word problems. The skills they address go beyond math calculation to include internet research, creative writing, and more. Many of the problems read more like short stories, and are from one to several pages long. They combine mythology, science, history, philosophy, and other areas beyond math. All of them ask for numerical calculations, however, and they are arranged in complexity and skill level from first grade into high school.
Students and teachers will find these word problems fun and thought provoking. Most have the length and complexity to be an entire lesson, and they develop critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as math proficiency.