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Tons of fun info on topics from math to history to sports.
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Kids can learn about dozens of topics, including geography, math, science, grammar, and sports. Kids can practice basic addition skills using flashcards; learn what roman numerals are; or find out how coins are made -- and that's just in the site's math section! For inquisitive kids, FactMonster should provide hours of educational fun. But kids have to be patient enough to do a lot of reading. The site, which presents most topics in a list format, could benefit from a few more videos, graphics, and interactive elements. There's no shortage of in-depth yet easy-to-understand info to absorb.

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Facts are fun.

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Several distracting ads.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this well-organized, kid-friendly mega resource is the place to go for fun facts and homework help. It's brought to you by educational professionals, so no need to worry about the content. The multiple ads per page are the only annoying thing to be found.

What's it about?

Sponsored by the online education provider the Family Education Network, FactMonster offers info on dozens of topics, including science, math, and U.S. history. Clear instructions teach kids new math and other skills; a homework help section offers periodic tables and other tools. Users can also access an atlas, dictionary, and other resources. It’s unlikely that kids will run out of things to do on the site after just one or two visits -- however, to ensure they keep coming back, FactMonster also frequently adds quizzes and games.

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Where else will you find timelines on so many topics, from a history of Crayola crayon colors to a history of the Internet? Browse through the more than 30,000 short biographies or head on over to the Homework Helper section for an educational boost. State nicknames? They're on the fun-to-use FACTMONSTER.COM, as well as information on flags of the world, countries, oceans, and rivers. And, when it's time for recess, you can play some educational math and language games.

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Website details

Subjects:Social Studies: geography, history
Math: fractions, multiplication
Skills:Self-Direction: academic development, personal growth
Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, problem solving
Pricing structure:Free

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Teen, 17 years old Written bybabytink89 October 2, 2009

fine for all ages

its fine for usages on projects that needs to be done
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Teen, 13 years old Written bycrazy2011 November 23, 2009
Kid, 10 years old July 9, 2009

Cool Aweome Site

This a good websites for kids and teens!
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