Have you ever wondered if your child with ADHD could do a math review using Khan Academy Math?
With all the moving around this winter it’s been difficult for my boys, both who have ADHD to varying degrees, to keep up with their math work. Somehow we made it through.
Now that summer is here I do not want them to lose all the ground they have gained.
We’ve been using Khan Math since April because it travels well. All we need to use it as an internet connected device (our laptop or iPad), an wi-fi hot spot, and skool is in session.
The other day I looked at what the boys had learned thus far. It wasn’t pretty. While that ability of Khan Academy’s Math program allows the student to move at their own pace and pick the progression is great for most students, well, it frankly sucks for boys with ADHD.
At one point L told me some such nonsense about the different kinds of triangles and here I thought he was working on fraction review. Where exactly did Geometry fit into that again? It doesn’t and that’s why I needed to give them a path, a map, of what he needed to work and when.
USING KHAN ACADEMY MATH TO SET UP A CLASS
Khan does allow you to place students into grade levels with pre-set skills. But what do you do with students who haven’t learned math that way?
For instance, in our homeschool math program both boys have completed all the work up to “grade 7”. In Khan Math they’ve only completed a percentage of this grade, a low percentage of that grade, and maybe half of another.
That’s because it is set up to follow “Core Curriculum” path. But the lessons are still, same old standard, MATH. Addition is still addition, subtraction is still subtraction, etc.
After searching all over the site I discovered that you can create your own class level work.
What do you fill your class lessons with? You can search through the grade levels and assign them to a class you create.
I’m using this list for the boys this summer. I’ve already programmed in the 6th grade level and set the due date for July 30th. When they hit the half-way benchmark I will create another class and plug in the Pre-Algebra lessons.
KHAN ACADEMY DOES ALL THE REMINDING OF LESSONS FOR YOU
When each boy logs into Khan they will see right there what skills they need to work. I didn’t set it in any order because all of this is review for them. The plan is for them to work on this for one hour every week day.
They can’t spend all their time playing Minecraft or making silly videos.