Khan Academy is a tool that can help free up classroom time for more hands-on and applied learning. If you are looking for ideas on how to fill that freed up time, check out some of these resources:
- Khan Academy's growing list of projects, as well as using Vi Hart videos or LeBron James videos for inspiration. Brit Cruise has also made an impressive set of explorations incorporated into his Journeys in Applied Math series and Discoveries series
- Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) also has a library of games and activities that are aligned to the Common Core. Their activities can serve as hooks or fun applications of skills for students. For example, students can play the "Above & Below Zero Game" after they've mastered the skill of adding negative numbers. "Flip Over Fractions" is another game that can hook students into the concept of equivalent fractions, and it makes a great precursor for the exercise Comparing Fractions 1. Browse their Idea Sheets to learn more!
- The Buck Institute of Education (BIE) is a great resource for project-based learning (PBL). Browse their site to learn the essentials of a PBL curriculum or search their huge library of projects. All of their projects are also aligned to the Common Core.
- The Mathematics Assessment Project offers rich lessons to complement 6th grade through high school math problem solving and concept development.