Anyone using LOF and Khan Academy as their only math?
Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:44 AM
Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:45 AM
I have stayed away from posting on your two math threads, because I am constitutionally incapable of using just one (or even two) things for math! so I feel like an imposter offering advice. But I do think your plan is doable. We like and use both Khan and LOF (we use MM too).
I'm not sure how old your dd is or what level of MM you have completed. I think Khan becomes useable as "main" math at around 5th grade level (math level,not grade/age). You can get both yourself and your dd an account and set yourself up as her coach, but you will need to use different emails, as you can only have one account per email. Alternatively you can just log in as her to check her progress.
You can use it different ways - just do it in the order the program suggests, or you can assign her specific areas to work on. I think it would be good to have a goal for the year like "complete the Arithmetic & PreAlgebra playlist." You can see the s&s for the various playlists from the home page, in the math library, and you will be able to see what she has completed and what she has left to do.
LOF Fractions and Decimals would be good complements to the A&PreA playlist. I found with my dd that those two books weren't enough to teach her everything on their own, but they were a good conceptual overview which made learning the algorithms (using MM) very quick and easy. I think having Khan for practice and for alternative explanations via the videos would really be helpful.
I hope this is useful, if you have specific questions do post again and I'll check back later.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:23 PM
My daughter is 9 and just finishing 2nd grade of MM. We had some missteps early on with MUS and with MEP---terrible fits for her and much mathematical angst!! We are currently finishing up MM 2 and working through LOF Apples, with plans to continue in sequence.
I wonder if using LOF for topic introduction, MM for procedural introduction and Khan for further practice would work? Just thinking outloud.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:53 PM
We used LOF, the whole elementary series, in 4th grade, as a way to bring the joy and fund back into math. I think it's great for that, and for making the math relevant to a kid. Now with Fractions & Decimals, she works on it independently once or twice a week.
Khan Academy we use for indepedent practice once a week, or on days when I'm not around to teach, and if she gets stuck on a topic I will have her watch Sal's videos.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:00 PM
Thanks for the validation!!
Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:42 PM
Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:49 PM