When your children’s homework has even you stumped, try these smart sites for answers.
The Math Forum at Drexel, mathforum.org/dr.math
A project of Drexel University, this site answers your frequently asked number conundrums and includes an archive organized by grade level and math topic.
BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper, bjpinchbeck.com
Features a roundup of the best online sources for nearly every school subject, including art, music, foreign languages, math, and current events.
National Geographic Kids, kids.nationalgeographic.com
Includes extensive coverage of science, geography, history, and more, with articles, maps, photos, and videos.
First Gov for Kids, kids.gov
Provides kid-friendly links to hundreds of U.S. government-run websites divided by school grade and category. You’ll find links to the Library of Congress, NASA, and the Smithsonian Institution, as well as nonprofit and educational sites. The perfect source for research reports.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, hhmi.org/askascientist
The one-stop site for biology homework. Browse submitted questions or get ideas for science fair projects.
Cosmeo by Discovery Channel, cosmeo.com
Subscribe to this homework tool kit ($9.95 a month) for thousands of educational videos, math tutorials, and online biographies and reference materials. The cool multimedia elements (like interactive games) will help your kids learn while having fun.
Fact Monster Homework Center, factmonster.com/homework
Kids can find literally anything they want to know on this fact-packed site, with entries on everything from Greek and Roman mythology to multiplication tables to world capitals.
Scholastic Homework Hub, scholastic.com/parents-school-success
Offers tips and techniques for studying, practice quizzes, and research references that will jump-start reports.