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This Web-based adventure video game has its own online community that, through an epic adventure-based plot, teaches kids the fundamentals of game design.

Mac, Windows
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IXL

Math drills and practice can only be so fun, but IXL makes a good effort through rewards, immediate feedback, and visually appealing tasks. Activities for kids pre-K and up, and you must be a member for unlimited access.

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Free website with thousands of educational videos and an almost unlimited number of practice exercises. Most math videos focus on procedure rather than conceptual depth. Aimed at self-paced instruction.

The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense App Poster Image
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Insanely fun, weird world seamlessly integrates geometry. Kids use principles of geometry to defeat an evil wizard and his monsters.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Cooking Recipes on the Road Game Poster Image
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Kids cook up fun foods and plenty of math skills in this virtual cooking game that incorporates a lot of kitchen knowledge and safety as well as fractions, decimals, estimation, and temperature.

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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.