Is it better to take the Sal Khan approach to learning math, science, and STEM subjects, or the bare minimum approach?
Sal khan recommends 100% in subject before taking the next course. So you if you get a B in a math class you should retake it to get an A. But the bare minimum approach is, technically you only need a C (2.0) and in other extremes, a D (0.7).
- A.J.Lv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
As a general rule, polar opposites are both wrong, and people with ridiculous ideas write books so people will read them.
In public education, the system cannot afford to have people re-taking courses.
As a general rule, time has too much value to retake a course.
Also, if everyone is getting an A, the course is structured too easy. Grade inflation is a problem today. Perfection is a goal that is not achievable.
Absolutely ridiculous to need 100% in everything to move on.
But, bare minimum approach is wrong also. That is lack of effort, and indicates the material is the wrong field for the student. There is nothing wrong with getting a C if the effort was put into the course, and a person doesn't get all C's.
Both are poor approaches.
- JimLv 72 months ago
You should be able to absorb 100% of any topic - if you have the desire or motivation to learn it. Mastery of each topic as a building block.