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The new, new math

Original post made on Feb 22, 2012

A few times each week, the students in Gayle Dyer's fifth-grade class at Bubb Elementary put down their books, worksheets, pens and pencils and switch on a school set of iPads to watch instructional YouTube clips and take interactive quizzes.

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Posted by SteveH
a resident of North Whisman
on Feb 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm

And I have to say that Khan Academy is NOT just for kids! I retired from almost 50 years in computers, after getting my degree in Math. It is amazing what one loses if it isn't continually used, and it is fun to go back to KA just to refresh what I learned, and lost, all these years ago.

I believe that Khan started with Mathematics, but I have found it fun to go back and read about Economics, Chemistry and this recent financial crash. Just the thing to keep a mind young!

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Posted by Cuesta Park Mom
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Way to go, Gayle!

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Posted by Aisha
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 29, 2012 at 3:22 am

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