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     Math Websites

    www.softschools.com
    Provides free math worksheets, free math games, grammar quizzes and free phonics worksheets and games. Worksheets and games are organized by grades and topics. These printable math and phonics worksheets are auto generated. Grades Pre-k thru middle school.

    AAA Math
    Designed for grades K-8, this comprehensive math resource contains hundreds of pages of basic math skills and randomly-created interactive practice activities.

    Ask Dr. Math
    This is a huge resource of answers to math questions for elementary to college students. If you have a question not covered, you can ask Dr. Math!

    Brain Bashers
    Includes an interesting collection of math, logic, and language puzzles, games, and illusions, seperated into easy, medium and hard categories.

    Brain Teasers
    Brain Teasers presents a weekly word problem for 3 grade ranges; answers are given the following week. A section with past 'teasers' is also available.

    CoolMath.com
    Have fun while practicing your math through lots of cool games, activities, and animated demonstrations. Includes coloring pages for young kids, and helpful sections for teachers and parents.

    Education 4 Kids
    The math section of this site includes flashcards, math games and drills. Also includes sections which deal with time and money.

    Escape from Knab
    You've won a one-way ticket to the Planet Knab, but once you're there, you find that it isn't what you thought it would be. Get a good job, make wise financial decisions, and save enough to pay for the next rocket ship to Earth, or you might just be stuck on Knab forever!

    Figure This!
    Which shape holds the most popcorn? Can you combine the stamps to make $1.77? These are just a couple of the problems you can ponder in this attractively designed collection of real-world math challenges. Updated regularly; includes resources for parents.

    The Fruit Game
    Can you be the one who takes the last pieces of fruit from the table? Play this tricky game and find out if you have what it takes to beat the computer! Be sure to read the instructions, and good luck! (You'll need it!)

    Funbrain
    Math games for all ages. Games include Math Baseball, Power Football, Change Maker, Fresh Baked Fractions, Line Jumper, and Shape Surveyor.

    Math.com
    Math.com offers a lot for everyone. Students can find homework help, puzzles, online calculators, and more... teachers can take advantage of lesson plans, classroom resources, and career resources... there's even a section for parents with lots of helpful information.

    Math Advantage
    Math activities and games for grades K-8. Some of the games require that you have the Shockwave plug-in.

    Math Goodies
    Lessons and exercises for a variety of math subjects. Includes calculators, puzzles, and MathChat message boards where you can ask questions and share ideas.

    Math in Daily Life
    Shows how math is used everyday through examples dealing with savings and credit, population growth, cooking, and other common situations.

    MathStories.com
    Includes over 1,000 math word problems for grades 1 through 6, plus instructions on how you can use numbers to do magic.

    PlaneMath Activities
    Airplanes and flight are the subjects of this high-flying math site. Solve word problems, learn how kites stay up in the air, watch Shockwave animations to learn about people like Amelia Earhart, and even design your own airplane.

    Prongo.com
    In the mood for a fun collection of games that might just teach you something at the same time? Practice your math skills in games like Lemonade Larry and Batter's Up Baseball. Also includes age-specific games like checkers, connect the dots, matching, word and maze games.

    Rick's Math Web
    Pre-kindergarden to high school students looking for a better understanding of math will find over 4,750 problems to help them improve their skills. Problems can be printed in worksheet form and tips and tricks are included for each area of study.

    Teach R Kids Math
    Learn number basics, addition, subtraction, fractions, and much more with these interactive online math worksheets. Exercises are designed for preschool through 3rd grade students.

     Reading Websites

    Absolutely Whootie: Stories to Grow By
    Join Whootie the Owl for a big collection of folk and fairy tales from around the world, plus games and coloring pages too!

    Adventures of Banph
    A beautifully illustrated story about a Carpenter ant named Banph. Includes a detailed art section where you can learn to draw Banph.

    Aesop's Fables
    A nice collection of Aesop's Fables, some of which are animated using Flash. Original and modern versions of the tales are available, although some of the modern versions are not finished as of yet.

    Aesop's Fables Online Collection
    A vast treasure trove of 655+ of Aesop's wise fables, fairy tales and other holiday stories, indexed in table format with morals listed. Some are illustrated or read aloud with Real Audio.

    Andersen Fairy Tales
    Read along as you hear the story of Princess Kayla told to you. Is she the Real Princess the Prince has been searching for so long? Only the Queen knows how to find out for sure! Features attractive graphics and animation.

    AntBee's Childrens' Stories
    Choose from a nice selection of stories to read like Hilburt the Halibut, A Fishy Tale, Herman the Hippo, Horrible Screaming Monsters, and Silly Willy. Each is professionally illustrated with bright, colorful artwork. More stories are promised in the future.

    BeanTime Stories
    Join Tippity Witchet at her windmill house as she shares 4 very nicely illustrated stories with you. Also includes a number of preschool activities.

    Bedtime Story
    Contains a wealth of illustrated stories in a variety of different subjects.

    Between the Lions
    Based on the PBS children's series, this great site features an entertaining new story each week for you to read. You'll also find story-related games, a "word helper", literacy tips, an extensive collection of things to print, and lots more.

    Billy Gnome's Bedtime Stories
    The adventures of Billy Gnome, his twin brother Charlie and their friends. Also included at the site is a slide puzzle and musical bug chorus.

    Childrenstory.com
    Read fairy tales, interactive stories, nursery rhymes, and holiday stories. Some of the stories can be read to you if you have the Real Audio Player.

    Children's Reading Room
    Join Bunny the stuffed animal and his toy friends Mugsy, Blue Penguin, Sharky, Fred-2000 and others, for a cute collection of stories written for 3 to 9 year old children. Colorful illustrations accompany each of Bunny's exciting adventures.

    CYKE
    Visit the animated land of CYKE and learn about emotions at Adventure Station, read interactive stories at Mullet Point, or visit other areas to learn about animals, US states and presidents, parts of the body, and much more.

    Giggle Poetry
    Read funny poems, see how fast you and your friends can read a tongue twister, enter poetry contests, or challenge yourself with fill-in-the-blank poems. Includes tips on how you can become a "giggle poet" too!

    Grimm Fairy Tales
    Read along as you listen to Rick Miller tell the tale of four animal friends in The Brementown Musicians. As you read, press the "Play" button on each page to activate the nice animations that accompany the story.

    Hans Wilhelm's Storytime
    Hans Wilhelm has written and illustrated over 100 books for children and adults. Visit his site to read one of his nicely illustrated children's stories.

    Kid Wizard
    Read the interactive adventures of Torren and Kid Wizard, concoct gross but edible "brews and potions" like Tasty Monster Barf or Wriggling Worms, learn some (scientific) spells, color (online or printable), or choose from a wide variety of fun games at this magical site.

    Lil' Fingers Storybooks
    Lil' Fingers Storybooks is a great collection of animated stories that parents can read with their toddlers. Each story includes child-friendly features and introduces subjects like counting, colors, shapes, facial expressions, and more. A fun assortment of games and activities is also included.

    Merpy.com
    Join Merpy and her friends for a fun new interactive adventure every month. Each is wonderfully animated and is accompanied by a delightful musical score. Stories in Spanish are also available.

    MysteryNet's Kids Mysteries
    Mysteries to solve, scary stories, magic tricks, and contests. Contains a new mystery every week. Enter a writing contest and you could win a prize.

    Ongoing Tales - Literature from the Past
    A nice collection of old-time fairy tales, children's stories, fables, poetry, and bible stories, complete with illustrations. Includes well-known and lesser-known tales of out of copyright books. New stories are promised on the first of each month.

    Room 108 - Kids Activity Center
    The nicely made animated stories are the main focus of this site, but you'll also find games, educational activities, music, a pen pal section, and more.

    StoryPlace
    Here's a great story site for preschool and elementary age children! Currently there are 7 stories available for preschool readers and 1 for older children, with more promised. Each has great graphics, animation and sound effects. Activities, both online and and "take home" are included. A must-see! (Flash required)

    Wacky Web Tales
    Geared for grades 4 and above, this site first asks you for nouns, verbs, and other words which it then enters into a story. A wacky tale is the result!

    WonderVista.com
    WonderVista's goal is to get children reading, and they do so with a nice assortment of stories, a new one appearing each week. An activity page, containing coloring pages, dot-to-dots, mazes, and other fun stuff, is included after each story.

     History Websites

    1492: An Ongoing Voyage
    Who lived in the Americas before 1492? How did contact with the Europeans affect them? What was Columbus really like? Find the answers to questions like these and many more at this Library of Congress site.

    The 1900 House
    Did you know that having a bathroom in your house in 1900 was something only the wealthy could afford? Take a tour of this 1900 house and see what home life was like through the eyes of a family who actually lived in it.

    America's Story
    Take a fun and educational look at the stories of America's past, brought to you by the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world.

    At Home in the Heartland
    Explore family life in Illinois from 1700 to the present. Real-life stories about the people who lived there give this site a very personal touch.

    Collapse - Why do Civilizations Fall?
    Throughout history, civilizations have gone through periods of growth and decline. This site explores the collapse of four ancient societies and lets you search for clues and come to your own conclusions as to why the Maya fell.

    Color Me Egypt
    A history of Egypt complete with pictures from a coloring contest, games, stories, poems, and more.

    Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations
    Life in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, India and China. Includes lesson