Teacher Review for Khan Academy

Great step by step tutorials that are easy to follow

Donna R.
Deer Lakes Middle School
Russellton, PA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Math
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
As a math support teacher for at risk students, I have used this product for individual practice, reteaching and reinforcement of skills. The students seem to enjoy being able to work at their own pace, get hints when they need them and work independently. They enjoy seeing immediately that their answer was correct/incorrect.
My Take
This could be used in a variety of ways - by the teacher as an inro to percentages - by individual students as an intro or as a reinforcement OR even for advanced students as enrichment. I like that the tutorials are short and easy to understand and follow along. It made connections to prior knowledge. I did find some confusion with the practice problems - after the first two tutorials "Describing the meaning of percent" the firs question was X is what % of n. No examples of solving this had preceded this question. I did like the "hint" button and the fact that it only revealed one step at a time which provides scaffolding as needed by individual students. There seemed to be just the right number of practice problems given so as not to become excessive and frustrate or create boredom.