Math sites that can be fun and educational.
- www.mathforum.com. This online community includes teachers, students, researchers, parents and educators who have an interest in math and math education. The site includes Ask Dr. Math, Problems of the Week, discussion groups and much more.
- www.AAAmath.com. Customized by grade level and topic, AAA Math features explanations of various mathematical topics, practice problems and fun, challenging games.
- www.coolmath.com. This fully interactive site and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play games and explore new math concepts.
- www.figurethis.org. Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this site helps families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging challenges.
Language Arts sites that can be fun and educational
Language and Grammar Sites
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online - This is a dictionary, a Spanish-Englsh dictionary, and a thesaurus There is also a word of the day and word games.
- Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online - A dictionary of images. This is a great help if you need to know what something like a mango or a tectonic plate looks like.
- NetLingo - An online dictionary of internet terms. There are also lists of smileys and text messaging abbreviations.
- Bartleby.com - Classic books, poetry, reference books. This site is a treasure chest of great reading.
- Quotations - Look here if you need to search for quotations.
- A Beastly Garden of Wordy Delights - Look here if you need to know what a group of animals is called such as a pride of lions, or a quiver of cobras. There are also names for animal infants, animal adjectives, and snake jokes.
- Essay Start - If you need to write an essay, this is the place to go. It will give you a step by step guide for your writing and help with writing various types of essays.
- The Supreme Court – Laws of the Land
The Supreme Court has nine members, hears hundreds of cases a year, and issues important decisions that sometimes have wide-ranging effects on the U.S. legal system.
- The Beginning of the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court grew from sort of an afterthought to a powerful institution. This articles explains how.
- Archaeology for fun and information
- Exciting New Find: A Jurassic Mammal
Scientists have found a very old fossil of a mammal in South America. This mammal lived 170 million years ago. Why is this important? Because they didn't think mammals were living there that far back in time. It's another example of how if you keep digging, you can always find new theories.
- The Fun of Archaeology: Making New Discoveries
The discovery of a very old civilization at Caral, in Peru, brings to light an often overlooked part of studying archaeology: Sometimes, what you find causes you to throw long-established theories right out the window.