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Innovative fraction practice. A star has fallen from the sky, and kids must get it back into space by making it bounce in the correct place on a number line on the bottom of the screen.

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Mr. Nussbaum! Learning + Fun Website Poster Image
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Quick, before school starts: Send your kids to this edu-site to brush up on math, science, English, and social studies. Layout is a bit busy, but lots of games and opportunities for drill practice.

NASA Kids' Club Website Poster Image
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Kids may only be captivated for about an hour, but the space-related games, videos, and other activities are well-designed, easy to understand, and -- best of all -- fun.

NASA's Space Place Website Poster Image
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Games and projects teach about space and Earth science. The well-organized site is packed with info that's presented in a unique format, such as audio responses to questions kids can submit.

NRICH Website Poster Image
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Kids learn how to think mathematically and are empowered to decide how much problem-solving support they want or need. Geared toward a British audience, with grade-level info given for both the U.S. and U.K.

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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.