My concern is that I may be using a certain math textbook to teach a class and I need to find similar problems. For example, let's say that I wanted to find a problem that resembles the form (x+2) ^2 = 2x^2 + 3x + 2 where you solve for x. I don't want to have spend over a half hour trying to see if there is a problem that resembles that form. If I wanted to search the National Problem Library for 8 similar problems from my textbook and each problem took 30 minutes to find, then it could take me 4 hours to find all of them.

My suggestion would be to have a list something like this:

**QUICK PROBLEM LIST**

**Basic Problem --------- Abbreviated Directions ------ Location of file**

1. 2x+4=8 ---------------- solve for x --------------------- file name

2. (2x-3)(3x-5)=16 ------ solve for x --------------------- file name

3. x/4 = 16 -------------- solve for x ---------------------- file name

4. 4(x-2)(2x-4) ---------- distribute ----------------------- file name

5. x(x^2 + 3) - x + 2 ---- simplify ------------------------- file name

6. (x-4)/3 = 6 ----------- solve for x ---------------------- file name

7. x^2 + 3x + 2 = 0 ------ use the quadratic formula --- file name

8. etc. ------------------- abbreviated directions ------- file name

With a list like the one above, I would be able to scroll through hundreds of problems within just a few minutes. I may have to go through the National Problem Library to create my own quick problem list if it hasn't already been done. However, that will take some time. I was hoping that there is a quicker method already out there that I don't know about. If so, then that would save me a lot of time.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks,

Dallin