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Thinking about schools and peers and parent-child attachments....I came across one of my favorite posts .
I have the opposite problem--I love Bollywood movies and when I first heard of Khan academy my thought was "Salman Khan and math? That doesn't make sense..." I'm currently working my way through Khan's program, but still, every time I hear his name I think of the movie star first.I don't even like the movie star Salman--he's kind of a jerk and he has googly eyes. And a penchant for taking off his shirt whenever possible. I'm more of an SRK girl...
Hi Jean -- You're working your way through the Khan Academy program? I tried doing it (albeit for 2 days) and was frustrated by a few things: Navigation Issues Videos and exercises don't always seem to be linked Sometimes it went below my speed, sometimes beyondI signed up eagerly. I was excited. But it felt like drudgery. I do like the videos for solutions oriented questions though. I go in, get my answer, and go.In fact I didn't like the College Board Online Class, nor the Kaplan one. I felt dread every time it was time to go online and 'learn" again.Not sure if this problem is specific to me -- or a "this is how the brain works" issue that.Curious to hear if you're having a different experience.
I'm not watching many of the videos yet. I'm only up to the higher arithmetic so far, like division 3. So far I'm finding it to be a decent review--I know how to do things, but I sure can use the practice. I homeschool my kids and my daughter is doing 6th-grade math this year. I haven't had any problems explaining anything to her yet, and I don't want to start. :)Anyway, I do find the videos to be a little annoying. They tend to be repetitive and I would often rather read than watch. BUT--I watched the video on absolute value and was truly helped. You see, no one ever explained to me what absolute value was--I could do it, but found it frustrating because I didn't know why it was. (Yes, I had terrible math instruction. Apparently everyone in the world knew that but me.) 5 seconds of the video taught me what no one ever had before. So I'm willing to forgive some things in hopes that I'll have more lightbulb moments!
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