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A range of mini-activities help kids develop a conceptual understanding of math skills; Math Facts help build speed and accuracy. Activities increase in difficulty as kids progress.

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Play lively math, vocabulary, and geography games for free on this helpful site for first through fifth graders. Many games feature shooting and kid-friendly characters such as elephants and aliens.

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A pay site with content aligned to state education standards. Includes videos, games, quizzes, and activities on school subjects as well as lessons on terrorism, war, reproduction, and alcoholism, all handled sensitively.

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Site based on popular PBS math cartoon is online learning at its best. For younger elementary schoolers new to reading, some elements may be too challenging, but others can be played with a simple knowledge of basic numbers and good listening skills.

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Math practice focuses on kids' skill levels, then adapts. They'll play a variety of games to practice multiplication, division, integer operations, combining like terms, and solving equations and have fun personalizing their own alien avatar named Digi.

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Help Your Child at Home

  • As school gets harder, help your child get into a homework routine. Set aside time each day, in the same place, at the same time, for kids to do homework and to start developing organizational skills.
  • Talk about age-appropriate news. Encourage your child to point out main and supporting ideas in a news story, and encourage him or her to come up with synonyms and antonyms for key words.
  • Cook with your child to help him or her develop an understanding of fractions. Experiment with volume: Show that one third is more than one quarter but less than one half.