Everything is from a Math Geek point of view
I like the video learning concept, but it does not follow through. This is yet another failed attempt to educate by educators who fail to understand reality. I am an adult learner trying to study for a CLEP test for required college credits that have nothing to do with my major. I am horrible at math and I know this. I need help from a source that will provide the math content in an easy to understand real life way. This is not what Khan Academy does. It seems that Sal does try, but it is more about an advanced math geek teaching his lower level math geek child. The problem is most of the world is not made up of math geeks. This site would be a great resource if it was geared more for real life scenarios that everyone understands. I see Sal trying to do this a little bit, but it seems that he is struggling to relate to a world outside of math and failing. A major missed requirement in teaching is knowing your audience. This site desperately needs a more balanced instructor and lesson plans that enable students to learn math through real world situations. What they don't need is half-explained concepts that are starting from a point of what is a given concept for a math geek and not even on the radar for the rest of the population. Lastly, the section quizzes more often than not include content that was not even covered in the section and/or worded improperly. This is a complete teaching fail. I had such high hopes for Khan Academy, but it seems that it is much like the American educational system, just going through the motions without any care to accomplish the goal of learning.