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Homework Help Online

Boot Camp feature for Monday, September 3, 2001

Where do kids today turn for homework help? Where else? The Web. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. As kids settle in for another school year... more and more have learned that when they're stumped with homework... .there are sites on the Internet that can help. We're not talking about buying term papers online, we're talking about sites that can really help. The Discovery Channel has put together links to over six hundred Web sites in a wide variety of subjects. Head to discoveryschool.com. For middle and high school students struggling with math or science Mathsoft's studyworksonline.com can be a life saver. Mathsoft Chairman and CEO Chris Randles...

"What we've just done is rolled out a completely new revision of the site including a lot of live and interactive math and science technology and it enables people without having any special software just to go to the site and do things like online algebra, online geometry, online testing and get feedback on how they're doing with their scores."

. To get the message to kids... Mathsoft has turned to a group of high school students who make up the boy band called Dream Street. 16 year old Greg Raposo... says he and fellow band members are relying on the Net while on tour...

"A lot of our school work we're going to have tutors and it's going to be through the Internet and we're going to be working back and forth with our schools. And it's Web sites like StudyWorks that's going to keep our education great. Education is still our number one priority."

That's music, no doubt, to their parents ears. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin