Category Archives: MTT2k Prize

#mtt2k Should schools use Khan Academy videos?

David Coffey at his blog focuses attention on the question of whether schools should use Khan videos.  My post is to raise issues on this choice without advocating one side or the other. His partner in creating the videos is … Continue reading

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#mtt2k 2012 math wars procedural v conceptual v object oriented

In programming languages like C++, a class or object has its own data and procedures or methods that use its own data. Natural numbers, signed integers as a sign and a natural number, rational numbers as a pair of signed … Continue reading

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#mtt2k Khan Academy Poor procedural lessons can hinder learning study?

The mtt2k discussion started by math professors John Golden and David Coffey has found many videos by Khan Academy that are poorly done.  This goes beyond just errors to sloppiness and fuzziness in the lessons themselves.  The KA videos are … Continue reading

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#mtt2k Khan Academy Videos Draft of Charges Preliminary

John Golden and David Coffey have posted another episode in their Mystery Teacher Theatre 2000 series. http://mathhombre.blogspot.com/2012/07/MTT2K-Ep2.html Based on this video, the following might be summarized as a possible set of charges against Khan.  I don’t say this is my … Continue reading

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#mtt2k Joe Wagner Backpack.tv defense of Khan Academy

Joe Wagner of Backpack.tv has posted a defense of Khan Academy at Youtube.  The main purpose of this blog post is to summarize his defense and allow others to post comments on this defense.  The defense is posted at Youtube … Continue reading

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#mtt2k Khan Academy videos procedural v conceptual repeated addition

This is a continuation of the discussion of procedural v conceptual in the context of Khan Academy videos. It also brings in the Keith Devlin initiated debate on multiplication as repeated addition for natural numbers as opposed to an operation … Continue reading

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#MTT2k Khan Videos Conceptual v. Procedural

Readers are invited to comment on their answers to the following questions. Are Khan videos procedural but not conceptual? All videos are procedural? All videos are non-conceptual? Khan videos are non-conceptual? Is procedural non-conceptual? Is conceptual non-procedural? A concept is … Continue reading

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