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FAQ on Khan for Educators

Hello teachers!👋🏼
We are happy to have you interested in our Khan for Educators course. We assure that this course will be a great start for you to create more impact in your classroom. We have added answers to frequently asked questions regarding this course. Let us know if you want anything else to be answered and we'll put it here in this article.
All the best and once again, welcome to the Khan Academy teacher community.
Feel free to ask questions in the 'Questions' section below this article and provide your suggestions in the 'Tips and thanks' section.
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  • sneak peak green style avatar for user G. Tarun
    Will you be building Maths Foundation courses for Class 11 and 12 too? And will you link to Schoolhouse's Doubt Clearing in a blurb on your Class 10, 11, 12 and NSDC Maths courses? schoolhouse.world/live-help/doubt-clearing?ref=u-3rvjjcld4t
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  • blobby green style avatar for user claireknolle
    I work as a math tutor in a small private school with students 7th through 12th grades who really need remedial work on basic math skills before tackling their grade-appropriate math classes. Their instruction is already individualized. How can I best use Khan Academy to help them get up to speed?
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    • sneak peak green style avatar for user G. Tarun
      Hi! I'm a Schoolhouse.world tutor, who's met students with the kinds of needs you describe. Looks like you can use Khan Academy Teacher Tools and Course Mastery to tremendous effect with your students. If you're not in India, I recommend checking out the US K4E course.

      Have a student start with the Khan Academy course at their grade level, or the Get Ready course for their current grade. Taking the Course Challenge once or twice will quickly reveal gaps, while giving credit for what they know. This formula of Course Challenge first, then filling in gaps will become important as you'll see shortly.

      Now go to the units the student is struggling in, and repeat this with the Unit Test. Unit Tests are a mini-challenge focused on a specific Unit. Use quizzes, exercises, videos, and articles to master the concepts, then level up to 100% mastery using Unit Tests. Keep track of Mastery Challenges too - they show up every 12 hours, and test you on the skills you were most struggling with, or haven't visited in a while.

      If a student has lots of gaps, they can start at Early math and master it quickly using Course Challenges and Unit Tests, then repeat the same with Arithmetic and Prealgebra, and maybe some of the early grade-level courses up to their current grade. But this is only if you want a super-ultra-strong foundation, in Khan Academy's words. Otherwise, the Get Readyfor Grade Level courses and the main grade level courses should be just fine.

      Oh, and for all of these, make sure you assign the Course Mastery goal to your student so they can practice. Khan Academy blog contains study tips if you need some, and Schoolhouse.world tutors are always there to help with drop-in 1:1 Math Help, Khan Academy Crash Courses, and more! Schoolhouse also certifies Khan Academy mastery!
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