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Khan Academy

posted Sep 2, 2011, 8:22 PM by K Day
We found Khan Academy several months ago and I began exploring, hesitantly at first. It's a very simple concept; learn, practice, learn more. The tutorials are kept very short so it's easy to keep your focus. The you can go "Practice" what you've just learned. If you login you can keep track of what tutorials you've watched and what you've practiced. It will even let you know when you are ready to move on. Granted this is subjective but it does a fairly decent job at it. 

After using it for awhile, I decided to let Taka try it out. He is loving it! He started with basic math and quickly went through 3 videos. Most of which he later shared "I already knew all that.". The practice is great for him though. He loves doing his math on Khan, using the scratch pad to carry his numbers and getting the smiley face and badges when he is successful. 

I've decided I love it. I love it because it's mobile, it's fun, it holds interest and you can do it anytime. Who wouldn't love to learn calculus this way?