If your child is struggling with math, or you’re struggling with your child’s math (who actually remembers geometry anymore?), we’ve got a solution for you.
And, believe it or not, the solution is YouTube and a series of educational videos produced by a nonprofit organization, the Khan Academy.
Khan Academy offers help in more subjects than just math, so be sure to check out their entire web site, but the math material, which starts from elementary school and goes all the way through Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus and AP Statistics is an amazing tool for math students of all ages and skill levels.
The web site, launched in 2008 by Salman Khan, was created with the simple goal of helping to educate students. It offers practice exercises in addition to the videos, but it’s the short, simple video lessons covering a myriad of math concepts that really can make a difference, especially for a student who just didn’t quite grasp the material during the school day and just needs a slightly different take on the topic to “get it.”
Khan Academy is recommended by many math teachers and this approach to learning makes sense since kids these days seem to balk less about doing extra homework when it comes in the form of watching a video.