Notices
Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Kahn Academy?

  1. #1 Kahn Academy? 
    Forum Freshman
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    60
    Does anyone here have an observation they'd like to share about the quality of Kahn Academy's math instruction? I've been studying there for some time, but I had a friend (who's more adept at maths than I) tell me that this is not the best place for learning about math...


    Reply With Quote  
     

  2.  
     

  3. #2  
    Forum Freshman pzkpfw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    79
    It seems well regarded in most places, and is often recommended.

    Does your friend have a suggestion of what place might be better?


    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #3  
    Forum Junior anticorncob28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Nebraska, USA
    Posts
    276
    I personally find Kahn Academy great at explaining things. Sometimes he over-explains things and it gets annoying, but that's better than under-explaining things and being confused. I don't know anybody who thinks he's bad at teaching. He teaches things besides maths, too.
    "A 4 degree Celsius warmer world can, and must be, avoided"
    -Jim Young Kim (World Bank President)
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #4  
    Forum Radioactive Isotope MagiMaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,440
    Considering it's all free, you could check out some other online courses for the same subject and see how they differ.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #5  
    ▼▼ dn ʎɐʍ sıɥʇ ▼▼ RedPanda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,737
    SayBigWords.com/say/3FC

    "And, behold, I come quickly;" Revelation 22:12

    "Religions are like sausages. When you know how they are made, you no longer want them."
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #6  
    Suspended
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    1,040
    Hey kids, give me a link and ignore Red Panda. If I can't figure out the math, I have friends who can.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #7  
    ▼▼ dn ʎɐʍ sıɥʇ ▼▼ RedPanda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,737
    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
    If I can't figure out the math, I have friends who can.
    Read the OP again...
    SayBigWords.com/say/3FC

    "And, behold, I come quickly;" Revelation 22:12

    "Religions are like sausages. When you know how they are made, you no longer want them."
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #8  
    Suspended
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    1,040
    It said something about math - haven't seen the math yet though.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  10. #9  
    Anti-Crank AlexG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2,809
    It said something about math
    May sees the word math and simply turns off what's left of her brain.
    Its the way nature is!
    If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
    To another universe, where the rules are simpler
    Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
    Prof Richard Feynman (1979) .....

    Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!"
    Reply With Quote  
     

  11. #10  
    Suspended
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    1,040
    Yay, I have something left of my brain!

    ps - In my private world of math 3 * 3 = 9 - crazy huh?
    Reply With Quote  
     

  12. #11  
    Bullshit Intolerant PhDemon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
    Posts
    5,243
    She's just trolling, ignore her she'll get bored soon.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  13. #12  
    Forum Freshman
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    60
    I appreciate the feedback! Thanks everyone.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  14. #13  
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    3
    Hey Robin,

    I've only heard good things about Khan but I don't have any personal experience with it. However, if you have reason to doubt it's effectiveness I would suggest taking a look at EdX. EdX is run by a Harvard professor who has created the site as a kind of clearinghouse for online courses from a few dozen major universities. You can take courses, all for free unless you want to pay for a "certificate," from Universities like MIT, Harvard, etc. taught by actual tenured faculty at those universities. As far as free online course-ware goes I haven't found anything better yet.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  15. #14  
    Suspended
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    1,040
    I have used EdX too and I think it has some good (and free) courses. I have used coursera as well and enjoyed it too. I haven't checked out Kahn though yet, but I probably will. Life is a continually learning journey. :-)
    Reply With Quote  
     

  16. #15  
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    8,416
    Know a couple special education teachers that use Khan as a tool to help children because it allows self pacing, is something different that can be sold as a game, and generates all sorts of meta data for teachers about problem areas that need reinforcing.
    Meteorologist/Naturalist & Retired Soldier
    “The Holy Land is everywhere” Black Elk
    Reply With Quote  
     

  17. #16  
    Forum Freshman
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    60
    Quote Originally Posted by MazerRackhem View Post
    Hey Robin,

    I've only heard good things about Khan but I don't have any personal experience with it. However, if you have reason to doubt it's effectiveness I would suggest taking a look at EdX. EdX is run by a Harvard professor who has created the site as a kind of clearinghouse for online courses from a few dozen major universities. You can take courses, all for free unless you want to pay for a "certificate," from Universities like MIT, Harvard, etc. taught by actual tenured faculty at those universities. As far as free online course-ware goes I haven't found anything better yet.
    Thanks Mazer! I will certainly check this out
    Reply With Quote  
     

  18. #17  
    Forum Freshman Norse Wolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    5
    Khan Academy is a very good site and I highly recommend it. Another provider you should check out is mathigon.org - it has several different features, which are all related to math
    Reply With Quote  
     

Similar Threads

  1. Nawaz Kunal Pagare Kahn
    By Arcane_Mathematician in forum Site Feedback
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: August 10th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •