Updated May 2014

Khan Academy: Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra

Solid practice for mastery of foundational high school skills

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  • Character & SEL
  • Critical Thinking
  • College & Career Prep

  • Math
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If your students have in-class device access, devote the first 10 minutes of every class to independent review time on these foundational math concepts. During this time, while students work toward Mission mastery, you can work one-on-one with struggling students (easily identified via your teacher dashboard) or help kids who need support on new material. Alternately, you could assign a certain number of homework minutes each week. As their "coach," you'll be able to monitor students' time and progress. Students could also hop onto the site whenever they've got a few extra class minutes.

Do you predict that your students will struggle with a particular topic -- say, fractions? Devote a day, or even a solid week of class time, to review just the topics relevant to your instruction. You could even assign these parts of the Mission in advance. To help build excitement, challenge kids to earn energy points or badges to meet goals. Also, think of these foundational lessons when designing academic study periods or seminars, or when organizing after-school homework clubs.

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Katryna L. , Special education instructor
Special education instructor
Perfect sets of practice for all academic levels

Although the students were drawn into the practice, some of them found the videos not useful. They moved too fast for them, and did not break down the steps clear enough. For more advanced learners, this would be a good chance for them to dive deeper into a topic. Since this is completed individually, the students could complete at their own pace. My students with disabilities could practice what they needed, without the rest of the class knowing the topic/level. It was a great confidence booster when the students completed a topic.

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