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Online Homework Help

 

Q. What are some websites that provide homework help online, when parents can't be at home to help their children themselves?

 

See #7 in the "Homework" category of www.ShowandTellforParents.com, which lists several good websites. And here are several more good ones:

 

www.scholastic.com/families/index.asp

K-8 grade-specific information; help for struggling readers; good study habits; subject information; educational games, puzzles and kid news; from the ed publishing giant, Scholastic Inc.

 

www.kids.gov/k_homework.htm

Strong on social studies and history; includes Encyclopedia Smithsonian, Kids in the House (legislative process), and the Library of Congress' Today in History; government-produced site (CHECK)

 

www.mathforum.org/dr.math

Math Q&As for K-12 and parents, with a searchable archive accessible by level and topic, and a good FAQ section, from Drexel University in Philadelphia

 

www.infoplease.com

Almanacs, dictionary, encyclopedia; HotWords is a fun feature

 

www.parents.infoplease.com/homework/index.html

The Family Education Network prepared this general helper with a good search feature, good maps, and a good biography database

 

www.edhelper.com

By teachers, for teachers, with more than 1,600 word and critical thinking problems, plus exams, puzzles, and loads of links

 

www.howstuffworks.com

Fascinating and mind-expanding

 

www.britannica.com

Large article bank, interesting history features on Britannica's Heritage

 

www.dailygrammar.com

Free email service provides grammar lessons five days a week; archives have complete set of grammar lessons

 

 

Homework: Here's an excellent online parents' guide to homework from the U.S. Department of Education:

 

http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/homework/index.html

 

 

By Susan Darst Williams www.ShowandTellforParents.com Homework 08 2008

 

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