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Salman Khan and the Khan Academy by Lounge Trekker on 15 January 2012 6:30am
 
Have you heard of Salman Khan and the Khan Academy? http://www.khanacademy.org/#browse . He has made over 2700 ten minute lessons on many topics. His forte is mathematics...everything from 1+1=2 to vector calculus, in ten minute lessons. And he and his team have worked with educators to make a practice model complete with feedback to help anyone learn math at his own pace. His efforts will accelerate the pace and quality of learning worldwide.

Scroll down the amazing list of topics and sample his method of teaching.

I strongly recommend you check out the above link and watch this video of a talk he gave on TED.COM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&;NR=1&v=gM95HHI4gLk. He is one of the good guys.

Here are other links in favour of this philosophy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkfppuS0Plg&;feature=relmfu

http://www.khanacademy.org/video/pbs-newshour-on-the-khan-academy?playlist=Khan%20Academy-Related%20Talks%20and%20Interviews


This guy is one of my heroes.
 
Re: Salman Khan and the Khan Academy by Loretto on 15 January 2012 3:31pm
 
Thanks for that Pete. Yes I have heard of this fella. I needed a good math teacher like this when I was in secondary school. Math is NOT my strong point. I'll have a look through the links later and share them with Sean.
 
Re: Salman Khan and the Khan Academy by tucsonmike on 15 January 2012 3:51pm
 
I've never used this but have it in the back of my mind, in case I ever need it.
 
Re: Salman Khan and the Khan Academy by Lounge Trekker on 15 January 2012 5:47pm
 
His strength is mathematics, but he was an analyst for a hedgefund. His talks on current economics, finances, the credit crisis, and the banking system start very simplisticly but the point of view is from the inside.

If you have mutual funds, equities or savings you would do well to watch a few of his ten minutes lessons. His series on finance covers many angles and includes examples of many situations where the financial 'professional' has a chance to make himself money while using yours.
 
Re: Salman Khan and the Khan Academy by macauley on 15 January 2012 10:52pm
 
..yes, highly recommended... grandkids use it and so do I... you never see him and best of all it is FREE!! Do give a try for everything from 2+2 to art history.....and beyond.
 
Re: Salman Khan and the Khan Academy by ev on 16 January 2012 12:18pm
 
Yep, excellent.
 
Re: Salman Khan and the Khan Academy by johnnyBgood! on 16 January 2012 11:01pm
 
We call it maths not math.......but I still wasn't very good at it !

Most mathematicians end up having breakdowns and I know how to set them off. 'The question'
 
Re: Salman Khan and the Khan Academy by Spursfan2 on 17 January 2012 9:30am
 
I have to agree Johnny that it is irritating to see no 's' on the end of Math!! But we should forgive them.

;p

Personally I loved mathS.

:)
 
Re: Salman Khan and the Khan Academy by Lounge Trekker on 17 January 2012 8:24pm
 
I like maths, too. I can watch someone else do problems with great pleasure. You would enjoy watching Sal do problems at all levels up to calculus. And you can send him feedback...maybe you can teach him something.
 



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