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[Music] my name is Amy Forsythe and I teach geometry and honors geometry at Mason high school this is my 27th year our school is the largest High School in Ohio that presents a lot of opportunity for students and it presents a lot of challenges trying to not let anybody slip through the cracks my main goals as a teacher is to make sure that everybody sees that they can do the work it takes practice and it takes more practice for some than others but we can get there [Music] when I'm planning lessons what I tend to do first is look at all available resources Khan Academy and otherwise so when I find sections on Khan Academy that match up with what I have planned for the week then I look at how best to incorporate those in a typical class students would have a section or maybe multiple sections assigned to them and they would work on those sections some students were able to jump right into the problem set because we went through some things in class as a whole group prior to that other students might need a little more information in which case they can watch the video and get some additional help before they jump into the problems themselves and then I always tell them because there's a lot more of them than me if you miss a question the next thing you do is click on I need a hint they can get help plus they know right away if they're right or wrong you get a problem wrong it says not quite want to use a hint and then when you get it right it has like the little confetti and if you're just happy that you're like yeah I did it right they're not doing 30 problems and then realizing oh I don't know what I'm doing and I just made some really bad habits for myself if I don't understand something if Miss Forsyth is working with someone else I can just figure it out on my own on this site instead of having to wait for her and wasting time during this time I'm helping them I'm monitoring on my own computer to see who's doing what and whether they're being successful and intervening as I need to if you just took that little corner off and opened it up that's what you need see technology really can't replace the teacher in a classroom Khan Academy supplements what I do it's not a substitute for what I do you can see that all they're doing is leading us through treating this cylinder as two circles my circles are missing in a rectangle by using Khan Academy for the more basic things it frees me up to do that more with students and allows me to really look in detail and realize what mistakes they're making or if they're not making mistakes what could help them to go further or what direction they should take from there my name is Wendy Englert and I teach Algebra one to ninth graders and I teach algebra two to tenth eleventh and twelfth graders I've been teaching for 11 years and I I know problems that students often have but sometimes it's surprising as to what one particular class struggles with or what their misconceptions are one of the things that I like to make use of is the report that shows me the percent of students who got a particular question right it'll show me for a particular problem only 33% got this one right or a hundred percent got this one right so one thing I can do with that is I can take the most missed problem or problems and I can project it on my screen with my whole class and we can have a discussion about how to solve that problem what I have done is I have pulled up the problem that was most missed by this class for that first exercise so if you guys could on that second page at the bottom where it says most missed I would like you to write down this problem log base 10 of 10,000 let me have you start with having a discussion just at your table so talk this through at the table I know some of you had this exact question four zeros for the answer to be exactly by looking at the most missed problems it it gives me the opportunity to see where those misconceptions are and to address them right then and there before they turn into bigger misconceptions and before they turn into bigger problems in the content you