Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Find Self-Paced Math Lessons on Khan Academy

Khan Academy is well known for its collection of more than 1800 instructional math, science, history, and economics videos. Did you know that Khan Academy also offers self-paced mathematics lessons? I didn't until I saw Will Richardson Tweet about a couple of days ago. The lessons cover everything from basic addition lessons to lessons in trigonometry. Each lesson has practice exercises for students to work through. If they get stuck on a problem they can click a "hint" button or watch a video lesson to help them through the lesson. On the exercises dashboard on Khan Academy there is a road map for lessons that shows visitors a recommended path to follow as they complete each lesson.

Applications for Education
Khan Academy self-paced lessons could be a great resource to supplement your classroom instruction. If I taught math, I would make sure that a link to the Khan Academy lessons was prominently displayed on my course blog. The self-paced lessons could also be a great resource for home school students and their parents.