Friday, April 15, 2011

Online Math Instruction

Have you ever sat in a parent conference and had the discussion that goes something like this:

Teacher: Tommy has not been very consistent handing in his homework.

Parent: Tommy comes home and tries to do his homework, but he can never remember how to do it.

Teacher: Have you tried to sit and help him?

Parent: I try but I usually don't remember enough to help him out.


Khan Academy

Khan Academy provides free online instructional videos on a wide range of topics from basic addition to lattice multiplication to advanced calculus.  They also offer a free app for iPod, iPad, and Android devices.
The videos are simple and give a good overview of the topic with visual samples.  The videos could also be a great way for advanced students get a step ahead.  By creating an enrichment page on your website you could provide links to relevant video topics and worksheets to test their skills.

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