The Khanacademy.org website can be an incredibly helpful learning tool especially for math/science courses. The Khanacademy.org website includes short videos (typically 10 minutes long) on virtually topic on:
It also includes practice problems that will help you develop your skills with specific topics.
Khanacademy.org works best when you make it a part of your daily study routine.
- Go to class
- Watch the corresponding Khadacademy videos
- Do your homework
If you are like many students, you are furiously copying notes during class and not really comprehending what is being taught. Then you try to teach the material to yourself from your notes. This takes a lot of time.
When you use the Khanacademy before you do your homework, you are more likely to absorb what is being taught. A ten minute video can save a lot of time trying to figure out how to do a problem.
One of the advantages of the Khanacademy videos is that you can pause them, go backwards, or go forwards. You can learn at a pace that works for you.
The Khanacademy also has practice problems that you can use to evaluate your comprehension of the material. This is a good way to study for tests.
Finally, the Khanacademy allows you to designate a coach. In some classes, you can use the coach connection to validate your use of the website to gain bonus points..