6th Grade/Standard Students Imitate Sal Khan

Source: MindShift, Aug 2011

The now-global phenomenon known as MathTrain.TV: kids teaching other kids through creating their own video tutorials. Much like the now-famous Khan Academy — but it’s made by and for students.

the best way to learn something is to teach it. I’ve heard kids say that when they were trying to explain how to divide fractions, they knew to flip the number over but they didn’t know why.” Because they were creating a tutorial video, “They found out that they didn’t know why” – and then, naturally, they found out why.


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