Caso de uso: Prática complementar para o programa de desenvolvimento em matemática

Khan Academy can help developmental math instructors personalize their teaching to provide a more customized learning experience for students. By incorporating technology into their courses and leveraging Khan Academy's reports, instructors can encourage mastery-based learning and more quickly diagnose issues.
Alguns instrutores usam a Khan Academy em aulas práticas, enquanto outros têm alunos que usam o programa durante as aulas de laboratório para aprofundar as discussões e incentivar a aplicação dos conceitos. A Khan Academy também pode ser uma fonte de preparação para as provas e de lições de casa.
Nosso material de matemática mais popular para alunos universitários que fazem o programa de desenvolvimento matemático é a missão "Noções de Álgebra", que aborda os tópicos essenciais de Álgebra I e II. Sabia mais sobre as missões aqui.

Abordagens comuns

Algumas faculdades usam a Khan Academy em um modelo híbrido de aprendizado para suprir necessidades específicas dos seus alunos.
Tim O'Connor, a math professor at Community College of Vermont, used a blended-learning approach to teaching his Basic Algebra course. Watch Tim’s video below or for more information, read his case study here.
Dartmouth College also implemented a blended-learning approach by using Khan Academy to supplement a freshman calculus course consisting of 350 students. In this case study, KA exercises were used as the primary homework, and the focus was on mastery of the concepts. In-class tutors were also provided for 1-1 support. Learn more about Dartmouth’s use of KA here.

Elementos básicos do uso bem-sucedido por alunos

Em qualquer abordagem, o uso bem-sucedido pelos alunos depende de quatro elementos básicos.
  • Use a subject-level mission as homework or supplement. Our most popular mission for college students in transition is Algebra Basics, which covers the core topics in Algebra I & II.
  • Focus on mastery. Getting a skill ‘practiced’ is important, but mastery shows that students are retaining these skills over time.
  • Provide additional support, such as access to tutors and motivational strategies. The human element of learning is critical - it’s important for students to have instructors/peers to intervene when needed.
  • Show students the basics of using KA. Providing a little help initially when using the tool can go a long way.