Wild About Math! Making Math fun and accessible

9Mar/112

Must-see TED glimpse at the future of education

This TED talk by Salman Khan totally blew me away. Check it out.

Comments (2) Trackbacks (0)
  1. I think having the videos is great, and I think having kids look at them before and after the lesson is as well – but I am not with him at all about the next steps.

    Some of my students have been supplementing with videos. I would like to find a reasonable way to have more do it.

    I would not give up the classroom lecture, with student-driven questions, with me pushing students to develop the next topic, for anything.

    Last Friday I pushed them to derive double angle and half-angle formulas. Contrast that with watching someone else do it? No. As I told them (not having seen this talk) you can teach yourself to apply a couple of formulae, that’s not what I am here for.

  2. Actually, I strongly recommend watching a string of videos. I am both more impressed by how much is covered, and less impressed with the overall quality, and the lack of ability to reapproach anything from any but the exact same angle.


Leave a comment

No trackbacks yet.