Khan Academy General

The Khan Academy is both an online tracking system for Algebra and Geometry as well as has links to THOUSANDS of videos related to math and other topics.

If you follow the prescribed plan, you will know them material well and will have covered 90% of the material that California says you need to learn during your course.

Two important rules:

  1. Take advantage of classroom time every day to do exercises and ask questions of your classmates and the teacher.
  2. Be in charge of your own learning.  This means if you don’t understand something, watch some of the videos at home (maybe more than once).  If you are falling behind where the rest of your classmates are, double your efforts at home.  Everyone learns at different speeds, but if you want to keep up, you may have to put in twice as much work.  IF YOU ARE PUTTING IN AN HOUR OF WORK AT HOME EVERY DAY (including Saturdays and Sundays if you are needed to re-watch a lot of videos!) AND GIVING IT YOUR FULL EFFORT IN CLASS EVERY DAY – it’s not likely you will fall behind.  You have to be honest about this effort.

Your grade will be a reflection of your effort and your mastery.

As you go through each of the topics, make sure you master each skill before you move on.  You can click for hints as well as watch videos (if you are at home – school blocks youtube).  Sit together with people who are working on the same lessons or ask NICELY for help from those students who are far ahead ( you know who they are ).


  1. Follow the instructions at to register.  To do this, you’ll need an email account for them to send the link to.  If you have facebook or gmail you can log in using those as well but I think the e-mail account is the way to go.
  2. After you register, go to your e-mail and click on the link in the e-mail from the Khan Academy.  On the sign-in page, make sure your name is recognizable as it’s what the teacher will use to identify you put a single first name and last name in that order (so for me, Mike Taylor, Michael Taylor but not Mike T or Michael Walsh Taylor – you can change this later in your profile if you mess up).  Your user name can be anything appropriate (LilMike2013,MWT123, MikeyMoMoney – for most names you’ll likely need to add some numbers or letters at the end to make it unique).
  3. Once you are signed in, from the bottom left link on your profile page, click Coaches.
  4. The coach you should add to start is Mr Taylor and his coach ID is:


Click on the Practice link at the top and start with the (Hopefully) very easy addition/subtraction circle on the Knowledge map.  These first few lessons may be very easy so just treat them like a game and get them done – doing these well will make later lessons easier.

As you move through these, the easiest way to do this is to keep asking for additional stacks of cards – eventually you will master all the skills within a particular set and be ready to move on.  If a set seems too long or you are particularly frustrated, you might go on to another set and come back to this set of skills later.

The proposed order of completion:

Algebra Path

  1. Addition and Subtraction
  2. Multiplication and Division
  3. Negative Numbers and absolute value
  4. Decimals
  5. Factors and Multiples
  6. Arithmetic properties
  7. Fractions
  8. Exponents, radicals, and scientific notation
  9. EC:  Rates and Ratios
  10. EC: Probability and Statistics
  11. Linear Equations
  12. Graphing Points and Lines
  13. Functions
  14. Polynomials
  15. Quadratics
  16. Systems of Equations and inequalities

Geometry Path

  1. Addition and Subtraction
  2. Multiplication and Division
  3. Negative Numbers and absolute value
  4. Decimals
  5. Factors and Multiples
  6. Arithmetic properties
  7. Fractions
  8. EC:  Rates and Ratios
  9. EC: Probability and Statistics
  10. Perimeter, Area, and Volume
  11. Points, Lines, and Planes
  12. Angles and Intersecting Lines
  13. Special Properties and parts of Triangles
  14. Quadrilaterals
  15. Logical Reasoning
  16. Congruent Triangles
  17. Similarity
  18. Area, Perimeter, Volume
  19. Circles
  20. Transformations
  21. Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus



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