23 Jan 2012

Khan Academy for SAT Math: A Review

Thousands of students are thrilled to study at Khan Academy—a nonprofit, online learning center that distributes detailed videos on motley subjects, ranging from Art History to Organic Chemistry. In each video, site creator Salman Khan couples patient, step-by-step voiceover instructions with clear, color-coded visuals to ensure no student is left confused.

A great blessing to any scholar of the SAT, the website also includes over 100 videos that explain every math problem in the old version of  the College Board’s “Official SAT Study Guide.” If you’re using the College Board’s second edition of this book, just note that tests 4-10 are identical to tests 2-8 in the old version.

For more thorough content review, refer to Khan’s math playlist. This section of the website holds over 1600 videos to treat just about every math topic—from basic addition to calculus. The site also has many exercises, so students can practice using new concepts and advance their skills.

Extremely clear, thorough, and easy to follow, these videos are an excellent resource for students who have fallen behind in math and need to re-learn certain topics to prepare for the SAT.  Still unconvinced? Check out the video of Khan explaining some SAT practice problems, below.

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Motley: made up of different colors or parts

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