A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Kids can build their math, critical thinking, and reading comprehension skills through engaging games, activities, and challenges that emphasize math concepts and computation. Interactive games -- such as finding the shortest bike route to the library, sorting zoo animals by type in a venn diagram, and fixing a broken railroad using decimals -- can build kids' confidence and excitement about math. Kids can't review past performances, but that won't keep them away from these engaging, confidence-building activities.
Kids can have fun solving problems and learning math computation, logic, map skills, storytelling, and more. Boys and girls are equally capable in math.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this fun, educational, keep-'em-coming-back-for-more site is the online version of PBS television's popular math cartoon Cyberchase. For kids new to reading, some elements here may be too challenging, while others can be played with a simple knowledge of basic numbers and good listening skills. Kids who are reading independently are likely to find this site highly engaging, whether or not they gravitate naturally to math.
Is It Any Good?
Cyberchase is online education at its best. Elementary school math rarely gets presented online in the dynamic yet practical ways that it does here. If your child is already familiar with the lovable Cyberchase cast including Inez, Jackie, Matt, and the not-so-lovable Hacker, they will quickly jump into the games, quests, videos, and creative options here. Even for kids who don't watch the show, the creative multistep games -- like Cyberlympics and Eco-Haven Quest -- will likely have them brainstorming solutions to real-life situations in the make-believe cyberworld without even realizing they're in the midst of a math lesson.
Online interaction: Vote on poll questions, send in comments and drawings, create e-cards to send to friends with email accounts.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.