## 12 minute Maths Guru

July 4, 2011### Meet Salman Khan. He has put free maths on-line.

### This article on Salman appeared in The Sunday Times, UK, 12 JUN 2011.

### Salman, 28, started putting tutes online for his 12-year-old niece, Nadia, and things grew. So far the Kahn Academy’s claim to fame are:

### * Over 2,400 videos including hundreds and hundreds of 12-minute maths tutes

### * Over 63,000,000 lessons delivered.

### * Bill Gates kids use the site.

### * A staff of 1 with funding from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

### * Tutes on Biology, Chemistry and Physics too.

### You can look up the maths tutes by topic @ The Khan Academy.

### Or search topics on Youtube eg. Introduction to Conics Khan

### Why Does Mathspig like The Kahn Academy? Because it’s:

### 1. Free.

### 2. Quick

### 3. Clear

### 4. Low-key

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### Salman gives digital chalk-and-talk tutes like a teacher. He hand draws the equations and graphs. He uses a calculator from time to time, but he tends not to use whizz bang spreadsheet graphs or perfectly presented textbook equations. It’s a bit wobbly and it’s all coming from Salman’s head.

### And students like this approach. It makes maths look do-able.

### Go, Salman.

### Mathspig thinks you are just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

### Australia’s Year 7 – 12 Maths Curriculum is already on-line and free, funded by McDonald’s. See What are maths teachers for, sir?

### The tutes on Maths Online are produced by Aussie Maths teachers and they are very good. Mathspig, of course, imagined the quadratic function tutes might look something like this:

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