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Missing Letter Match

This charming game pits the mischievous moon, “Gil” against a star named “Terry”. Gil has taken a letter out of each of Terry’s words and the player must put the words back together again. Kids will enjoy catching the stray letters as they  bounce back and forth on the screen and drag them to the correct set of letters to complete a word. He/she may then go to the next level to form some new words. Continue reading

Spelling Puzzle sharpens skills

Do you remember the old fashioned, photocopied Mix and Match spelling puzzles in school that presented two sets of word fragments, and you were required to draw a line from one fragment on the left side to its match on the right side to form a complete word? I used to love these games as a child, and now, as an adult, I can appreciate their educational value.  Continue reading

Baseball Math Game For School Children

If your little one loves baseball and needs to brush up on addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division, Funbrain’s free educational Math Baseball game for school kids may be a homerun for you and your family.

Located at http://www.funbrain.com/math/index.html, the Math Baseball game is a great way to use your child’s favorite pastime to reinforce these vital math skills. The game is simple to understand and puts the child in the position of the player at bat, and he or she is “pitched” a math problem. If it’s answered correctly, the child advances through the bases or gets a homerun. Incorrect answers count as one out.

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Polynomials, Quadratic Equations, Algebra Help

A valuable free educational resource I just discovered to help my child learn more complex middle school algebra concepts is the Prentice Hall Homework Video Tutor. It’s a comprehensive series of algebra instructional videos ranging from foundation concepts like variables to radical and rational expressions and functions. Continue reading