Sal Khan: Let's teach for mastery. How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education. “This,” says Matthew Carpenter, “is my favorite exercise.” I peer over his shoulder at his laptop screen to see the math problem the fifth grader is pondering. It’s an inverse trigonometric function: cos-1(1) = ? About Khan Academy. One Man, One Computer, 10 Million Students: How Khan Academy Is Reinventing Education.
The headquarters of what has rapidly become the largest school in the world, at 10 million students strong, is stuffed into a few large communal rooms in a decaying 1960s office building hard by the commuter rail tracks in Mountain View, Calif.
Despite the cramped, dowdy circumstances, youthful optimism at the Khan Academy abounds. At the weekly organization-wide meeting, discussion about translating their offerings into dozens of languages is sandwiched between a video of staffers doing weird dances with their hands and plans for upcoming camping and ski trips. Khan Academy (@khanacademy) Portrait_New14_013-1.jpg (JPEG Image, 1400 × 933 pixels) - Scaled (73%)