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Everyday Mathematics

For additional explanations and models of various math strategies, go to:

  • Click on "Algorithms in Everyday Mathematics"
  • Select a grade
  • Select an operation
  • Select an algorithm
  • Select an animation
ABCYA.comFREE, INTERACTIVE, and you can add this app to your tablet!  All children's educational computer activities from were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.Recommended by:  April Newton, 3rd grade
FREE, INTERACTIVE...A favorite with the teachers!  NLVM is a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis). Students can select any of the skills to work on.  Example:  Use base-ten blocks for additional practice with regrouping when adding and subtracting.  
Recommended by:  Heather Midgley, 3rd grade
Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.  Read more...
Recommended by:  Crystal Miller, 5th grade
IXL is the Web's most comprehensive K-12 practice site. Widely used by schools and families, IXL provides unlimited practice in more than 4,000 math and English topics. An adaptive learning system features games and awards, inspiring students to achieve.  Read more...
Recommended by:  Crystal Miller, 5th grade
This website offers practice with math concepts in the form of online games.  Recommended by:  Laura Harris, 5th grade
FREE and INTERACTIVE!  This site provides a fun system to help students of all ages learn the multiplication facts quickly and easily.  
Recommended by:  April Newton, 3rd Grade


Language Arts/Reading Websites                    Merriam Webster Word Game of the Day                                   Vocabulary builders Activities are scheduled according to MAP scores                          Reading, Math, Writing, and language skills


FunBrain is the Internet's premier location for interactive, educational games (math, grammar, science) for children and kids of all ages.

Time for Kids
Don’t do your homework alone! TFK’s Homework Helper is packed with tips and tools to help you succeed.

Vocabulary helps you learn new words, play games that improve your vocabulary, and explore language.

Luminosity is a news portal about the most interesting things in life, including information about Health, Relationships, Family, Psychology, Entertainment, Opinion, and People. Luminosity was developed to bring people information to think about, to grow and become healthier and happier.

National Geographic Kids
Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on the National Geographic Kids website.

Jasmine Digital Library Consortium For Kids out eBooks! Anyone with a library card has access.


This is an awesome resource for researching almost anything. This site directs you to search engines that would be of the most use in your particular search. It even has various resources separated out by subject and grade level. It is a vital resource for any sort of project or topic-related assignment.

PBS Parents:

This website has a variety of resources that offer tips and tricks for parents. It contains fun things such as birthday party ideas and games as well as helpful information on child development, education, food & fitness, and general parenting tips.

PBS Kids:

This website offers games and online videos that go along with PBS shows. The content is curriculum-based while still being entertaining for kids. The games allow students to learn while they are having fun.

Know It All:

This is a neat educational website with resources for students, parents, and teachers. It has dozens of useful websites that can be searched by grade level or subject.

Storyline Online:

This is a wonderful website for reading! The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records famous actors and actresses reading children’s books. This approach is not only entertaining but also helps to improve student literacy. If you can view YouTube videos, you can view these stories.

Chesterfield County Public Library:

Don’t forget your local public library! It isn’t just a wonderful place to grab reading materials for children and adults. It also offers a variety of regular and special programs for all ages through the school year and during summer.