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8 February 
In 1693, College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., received its charter, becoming the second institution of higher learning in the United States.
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Tim caught 6 ladybugs. Ali caught 7 and Jon caught 5. The children put some of their ladybugs in a big jar. The jar then had 8 ladybugs.

How many ladybugs were not placed in the jar?

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Are you ambidextrous (can you use both right and left hands equally well)?

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Welcome to the NCES Kids' Zone

The NCES Kids' Zone provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.

Did you Know?

Public school students in 28 states scored higher than their peers in the nation; students in 15 states and the District of Columbia scored lower than their peers nationally. The interactive map provides details. (more info)

The Word of the Day

heteronym -(n.).One of two or more words having identical spelling but different meanings and pronunciations, as sow (to plant) and sow (a pig).


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