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Using Khan Academy with GCSE/Functional Skills

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by cuyocksol, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. cuyocksol

    cuyocksol New commenter

    This year I'm teaching GCSE (Foundation) and Functional Skills (Entry levels) and I'm not sure if our college will renew its subscription to MathsWatch (which anyway wasn't much use for Functional Skills).

    Over the summer I've been exploring Khan Academy and am really impressed by its high quality content (videos and 'tests'), especially as it supports numerous languages (as I teach ESOL students). The only thing is, it's mapped to the US educational system, so I'm trying to tally its content to my English schemes of work... But as I don't want to reinvent the wheel, I wonder if anyone else out there has had a similar idea..?

    many thanks
  2. Informant

    Informant New commenter

    I've used Khan Academy for some interesting maths and science topics (mostly undergrad stuff for personal enlightenment). For GCSE curriculum you might prefer examslutions.net. Videos are there if you look for them in the GCSE topics.

    Only one other source to get really excited about; look at mathedup.co.uk. Long list on 1st page of topics ranked foundation through to higher, with video, quiz and answers available for every topic. Perhaps not so obvious is clicking on the topic name which produces a GCSE lookalike paper, but with just a few sheets of questions on that topic. We used it big time in my previous school just for that last feature.
  3. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

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    gainly Lead commenter

  5. cuyocksol

    cuyocksol New commenter

    Perhaps I didn't make myself very clear: I want to use Khan as it has videos in many different languages. Some of our students have virtually no English!

    Plus Khan's mobile app is very fun to use.
  6. adamcreen

    adamcreen Occasional commenter

    Shame then that the maths is poorly explained in many of the videos and is sometimes downright wrong

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