Parents' Guide to

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kids know more than grown-ups in clever game show.

TV CMT, Fox Game Shows 2007
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 18+

I Suggest One Watches the Uncensored Version

age 4+

Questions are not Fifth Grade Level

This is an entertaining trivia show. The questions do not reflect what is taught in fifth grade. The point of the show is to make adults look silly and ignorant compared to the kids. This is not a new idea as situation comedies have always exploited this concept. Again it is a fun show.

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Parents say (7):
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The show has a unique concept, though a pretty standard format. Overall Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is pleasant and innocuous, though it may move too slowly for some teens and adults.

There's a lot of focus on smarts and learning, but ultimately, it's a game that can win a player lots of cash. Nonetheless, viewers who like this sort of thing will enjoy answering questions along with the contestants, and younger viewers might get a kick out of knowing more than their parents for a change.

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