Phat Math Debuts Math-Focused Social Network

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Miami-based Phat Math has launched a new online social network designed to promote math and financial literacy among students. Billed as a "math edutainment social network," phatmath.com incorporates activities and chat features to provide help with math homework free for students.

Phatmath.com includes dozens of chat rooms for K-12 math topics and allows users to post problems in these rooms. Users can browse the problems and, where applicable, the solutions. The site also provides users chances to win prizes based on social networking. And it includes blog postings for teachers, parents, and administrators.

Students can register and access the site for free. For educators and parents, there's a $25 registration fee.

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About the author: David Nagel is the executive editor for 1105 Media's online education technology publications, including THE Journal and Campus Technology. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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