Ask Me Smarter! is designed as the one-source tool to help parents and guardians empower their children with a solid knowledge foundation, aligned to traditional state content standards per grade level, as they progress through their elementary school years. Its all-encompassing format is what makes it unique. It is intended to enhance and reinforce the facts, ideas, and concepts "covered" in each elementary grade level using a simple and progressive question and answer format. It encompasses a wide array of core and non-core subjects including language arts, notable literary works, math, science, social studies, government and civics, economics, physical education, health and safety, the arts, the environment, technology and information skills, current events and historical timelines. A local or state school curriculum guide may read: "By the end of grade four, students will recognize the three levels of government." Or, "students will name and identify three and four dimensional objects." So what do those listed standards really mean? This books serves to take away the guesswork, and to provide parents and guardians with concrete questions that relate to the listed content standards per grade level. Children learn differently and at different rates, and learning is not always aligned with chronological age or grade. Further, when information is presented in a questioning format at frequent intervals over time known as the "spacing effect," long-term retention is dramatically improved. Children and parents will benefit from having multiple question decks and more, conveniently consolidated into one comprehensive source. Just the facts, never mind the bells and whistles! It is the educational resource that subscribes to the notion of "making knowledge FUN-da-men-tal." It is based on the premise that parents/guardians are their children's first and best teachers!