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Cool Math
http://www.coolmath.com/home.htm
GRADE LEVEL: Pre-K-12

CONTENT:
Cool Math is "designed for the pure enjoyment of mathematics." This interactive site features games, puzzles, calculators, and lesson plans.

AESTHETICS:
Bright, bold colors and graphics are sure to delight kids of all ages.

ORGANIZATION:
Each section of the site is divided into audience: Kids, Ages 13-100, Teachers, Parents and Science (to be introduced in fall 2000). Clicking on the graphic links easily accesses each area within the sections.

REVIEW:
Whether you need to practice your math skills or just have some fun, Cool Math is the place to go. The interactive games are sure to have the younger set engaged for hours. For example, in Number Monster, children can play against the computer to practice the four operations of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. The player chooses the operation and the level of difficulty, ranging from easy to hard to killer to monster. The game displays a problem, and the player types in the answer. Kids 13+ will find lessons on geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and algebra, an interactive area with puzzles and number games, and articles on "How to Succeed in Math" and "Careers in Math." Included are a Fractal Gallery that kids of all ages will enjoy and a Fractal of the Day. Youngsters not only will improve their math skills but also will have fun doing it.

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