Gifted Bulletin Board

Welcome to the Gifted Issues Discussion Forum.

We invite you to share your experiences and to post information about advocacy, research and other gifted education issues on this free public discussion forum.
CLICK HERE to Log In. Click here for the Board Rules.

Links


Learn about Davidson Academy Online - for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the U.S. & Canada.

The Davidson Institute is a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students through the following programs:

  • Fellows Scholarship
  • Young Scholars
  • Davidson Academy
  • THINK Summer Institute

  • Subscribe to the Davidson Institute's eNews-Update Newsletter >

    Free Gifted Resources & Guides >

    Who's Online Now
    0 members (), 158 guests, and 16 robots.
    Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
    Newest Members
    MyModalert, miappaa, Brooklyn, hellotoyou, polles
    11,456 Registered Users
    June
    S M T W T F S
    1
    2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    9 10 11 12 13 14 15
    16 17 18 19 20 21 22
    23 24 25 26 27 28 29
    30
    Previous Thread
    Next Thread
    Print Thread
    Joined: Apr 2011
    Posts: 29
    S
    slnews2 Offline OP
    Junior Member
    OP Offline
    Junior Member
    S
    Joined: Apr 2011
    Posts: 29
    Hello
    Can anyone please provide information about the Front Row math program? What do you think of it compared to Khan Academy? Both are listed as resources for DD's class. Thank you.

    Joined: Mar 2016
    Posts: 23
    R
    Junior Member
    Offline
    Junior Member
    R
    Joined: Mar 2016
    Posts: 23
    My DD9 loves Khan Academy. It is slightly gamified and she really likes earning energy points and badges as she progresses through the lessons. Also, she is motivated to log in and learn something every day so she doesn't mess up her "streak".

    I hadn't heard of Front Row before you mentioned it so I made myself an account and looked it over for a few minutes. I think Front Row looks specifically geared towards younger kids since it has a cartoon interface, with opportunities to earn stars and unlock later lessons. I think my daughter would like Front Row's kid-style interface better than Khan's.

    Khan does a good job of adapting to DD's ability. If she gets a few problems correct, then the lesson is considered "mastered". If she doesn't, then she has to keep practicing it until she can do five problems in a row correctly. I did not have time to see how well Front Row does this same sort of adaptive learning. They do start out with a pre-test so the students start at the correct spot, but I'm not sure if it changes the number of problems assigned.

    The biggest problem I see with Front Row is that it doesn't seem have nearly the depth or breadth of lessons that Khan academy does. Front Row ends at 8th grade. Khan goes all the way through differential equations and includes computer programing and science courses. I watched a video tutorial on comparing fractions on both sites and felt like the explanation on Khan was much more better.

    Since no one else seems to have used both of them, I suggest you make accounts on both. Compare a few lessons, have your child try them out and then report back and let us know what you discover. smile



    Last edited by RoyalBlue; 09/13/16 09:49 AM.
    Joined: Feb 2015
    Posts: 266
    L
    Member
    Offline
    Member
    L
    Joined: Feb 2015
    Posts: 266
    Our school tried Front Row for a year, and the kids seemed to like it, except when it gave wrong answers or didn't count a correct answer, which irritated them to no end. From what I recall, it also didn't flow as easily to the next topic, and it topped out at a certain point in depth (I'm thinking ours topped at grade 5 at the time).

    DC have enjoyed the reward system of Khan more, and it takes them into territory they might not know and have to hit the 'I don't know this yet' button once in a blue moon. Front Row seemed more like what I've read about IXL, though it did have instruction videos, it came across as more practice oriented.

    A benefit of Front Row is that the teacher could track the progress of the students, though they could also login at home to work during free time.

    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 21
    S
    Junior Member
    Offline
    Junior Member
    S
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 21
    DS4 likes the very basic math in Front Row, likes unlocking the characters in Khan Academy, but enjoys the material in ixl.com the best. We haven't paid for a membership in ixl so we are only doi g the free content.

    Joined: Sep 2016
    Posts: 25
    G
    Junior Member
    Offline
    Junior Member
    G
    Joined: Sep 2016
    Posts: 25
    My son's school uses front row as in class differentiation. It does a pretty good job adapting to the right level. My son is motivated by the reward system of getting coins to buy stuff for the cute pig. I think it's pretty useful as practice to make sure concepts are mastered.

    I don't think it is good for learning new material Basically they play a video and then start giving practice questions. The quality of the video is inferior to kahn academy and other sources. My son learns the new material somewhere else and then do the problems in front row.

    I think front row has good alignment with common core if you care about that.


    Moderated by  M-Moderator 

    Link Copied to Clipboard
    Recent Posts
    Orange County (California) HG school options?
    by Otters - 06/09/24 01:17 PM
    Chicago suburbs - private VS public schools
    by indigo - 06/08/24 01:02 PM
    Mom in hell, please help
    by indigo - 06/08/24 01:00 PM
    Justice sensitivity in school / DEI
    by indigo - 06/06/24 05:58 AM
    11-year-old earns associate degree
    by indigo - 05/27/24 08:02 PM
    Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5