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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.

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As they move a marble through various tricky mazes, elementary schoolers practice a multitude of math, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and strategy skills. Absorbing, fast-paced gameplay.

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An array of open-ended math activities rather than drill and practice. No fancy graphics or sophisticated design, but plenty of cute cats. Activities encourage exploration and focus on practical, entertaining application and creation.

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Jam-packed with math problems disguised as fun games. No fluff here, only games that require complex skills, student-made video tutorials, logic puzzles, beginning programming, and an amazing supply of word problems.

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Bite-size but meaty collection of math videos and games, with teacher and student materials. Meant to appeal to kids who don't like math, giving them a new way to look at concepts.

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Help Your Child at Home

  • Discuss your family's history and stories. Brainstorm ways to use technology to capture the story effectively, and help your child create a presentation, song, poem, or essay that expresses the story's tone and main ideas.
  • Do simple math to accomplish a task: If you're building a box, how much wood will you need for the sides? Measure the length, width, and height of the box. How would you figure out the volume of water it would hold?
  • Start to talk with your child about bullying, including cyberbullying. Even though social media may be years away, plant the seeds now for helping kids understand appropriate interactions, and let kids know they can talk to you about it.