Khan Academy has garnered a lot of attention in the past 18 months. It is a free 3,000-strong database of videos that teach you “almost anything.” Some people (such as Bill Gates) have hailed it as a critical educational innovation that can be used by schools lacking resources. Others say that it is a poor replacement for face-to-face teaching and classroom interaction. One of my former bosses put me and other math teachers at a school I used to teach at up on this. He encouraged us to leverage it as much as possible in the classroom.
One of the topics we’ve learned about in my Inquiry I class at Rutgers is chi squares. Let’s see if this free, online video can teach me better than my Ph.D-possessing professors.