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#1 of 30 Old 12-06-2007, 09:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am looking for something like Starfall except for math. Any suggestions?

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I'm giving this a bump because I would like to find one too. One great one that is a little more advanced is the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives:

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

There's some great stuff, but its just not really elementary like Starfall.

Anybody?
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It's not online based, but my almost 6yo uses jump start and I'm just amazed that he 'gets' the fractions part of it! He loves it

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I have been looking for the same type of program. Despite numerous searches, I have yet to find any games as good and elementary as Starfall. PBS kids Cyberchase has a couple mathy type things on it. My 7 yr old son loved breaking the code on one game.

I have heard some good things about Math Blasters. It's a computer game, not a website. But it's 30 bucks. Does anyone use this and is it as good as the game says it is?

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We are lucky to be able to sign out computer games through our local library, so ds has tried a whole bunch of them. (Makes it much easier to decide which ones to buy!) He's doing first grade math, and Jumpstart first grade is definitely his favorite of what we've tried. It covers more than just math, but it seems like he likes the math games the most. He also likes Reader Rabbit first grade (Capers on Cloud Nine). He found Math Blaster 1st grade to be boring (which is a bummer, since I bought that one because our library didn't have it). We're on the waiting list for Millie's Math House through our library, which I'm thinking he'll enjoy since he enjoyed playing Trudy's Time House in the same series.
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sort of like starfall, but not as well done. still, my 5 year old and 3 yr old liked it.

http://www.akidsheart.com/threer/lvl1/maths.htm

this one is challenging: http://akidsmath.com/mathgames/ctreepuzzle.html

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This question comes up often. I think one of us cool homeschooling moms needs to invent one! :
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Math Blaster is ok. My 8 yo DS gets it at the library sometimes.

The Clue Finder series is the most engaging for him, though. We borrow those from the library too. Plenty of math, reading, creative problem solving.
Our library has 3rd, 4th & 5th grade in this series...

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Here is a really cute non-commercial site that is K-6 grade.

http://www.rainforestmaths.com/

Reminds me of Starfall.com.
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Here is a really cute non-commercial site that is K-6 grade.

http://www.rainforestmaths.com/

Reminds me of Starfall.com.
I love MDC. I rarely visit this section but came here looking just for something like this and here it is!

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Yippeeee- thank you. here's what i have bookmarked (not counting the ones above, some of which I had never seen...

SuperKids

Cool Math (did someone already mention that?

Noggin

I also have a lot of sites marked for printables, too. Funny- I rarely use them but I like them. At least I know they're there.
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Here is a really cute non-commercial site that is K-6 grade.

http://www.rainforestmaths.com/

Reminds me of Starfall.com.

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Here is a really cute non-commercial site that is K-6 grade.

http://www.rainforestmaths.com/

Reminds me of Starfall.com.
I second the Thanks.

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Here is a really cute non-commercial site that is K-6 grade.

http://www.rainforestmaths.com/

Reminds me of Starfall.com.
Oh awesome! I just spent 5 minutes playing on that website.
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Yea! some new tings to try out!
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Here is a really cute non-commercial site that is K-6 grade.

http://www.rainforestmaths.com/

Reminds me of Starfall.com.
I've been stalking this thread waiting for someone to post a site like this. Thank you!!
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Thank you very much for the links. I've bookmarked several of them!
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Here is a really cute non-commercial site that is K-6 grade.

http://www.rainforestmaths.com/

Reminds me of Starfall.com.
Mint rules!
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gonna have to check this one out!
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I was going to ask the same question. Thanks for the links.

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Here is a really cute non-commercial site that is K-6 grade.

http://www.rainforestmaths.com/

Reminds me of Starfall.com.
I was going to suggest this. My dd loves it!
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Rainforest maths is closed down. It says it's due to unathorized referencing, copying and downloading.
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http://www.gigglepotz.com/math4-6.html

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