January 5, 2007
Volume 12 No. 1

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FirstGov for Kids



Luke Metcalfe's website for generating graphs and correlations is based on numerical data extracted from the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF, OECD, and other sources of indicators that shape global commerce, health, politics and ecology.

Sections of the site include:

  • What's New
  • Stats in the News
  • New Articles
  • Top Stats
  • Recent Updates
  • Recent Articles
  • Education

Student Section


  • Country listing
  • Maps of the countries
  • Flags
  • Listing of the categories
  • Questions commonly asked by students
  • GeoLab online quiz



StateMaster is a statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude of different data on US states. It includes pie charts, maps, graphs, scatterplots and there are thousands of map and flag images, state profiles, and correlations.



The Math4Mobile project provides mathematical applications for use with cellular phones. The following can be freely downloaded:

  • Graph2Go
  • Solve2Go
  • Sketch2Go
  • Fit2Go
  • Quad2Go

View phone requirements and additional download information:


Visit Math Tools to rate, review, and join a discussion about these cataloged tools:


FirstGov for Kids


The Federal Citizen Information Center and the U.S. General Services Administration offers government sites for kids. Subjects include money, space, geography, and fun stuff.

The page of science and math links to governments sites about rockets, weather, the human body, outer space, science fair projects ideas and much more.


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