Algebra Complete Course - Module A - DVD

Algebra Complete Course - Module A - DVD

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Item #: 041281
ISBN: 9781596760356
Grades: 9-12


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This instructional system is the best I've seen for students to learn and grasp algebra and geometry. The computer-generated graphics and animation on the DVDs visually bring home the concepts presented in a way that won't soon be forgotten. It would be difficult for any child to fail using this system. It is systematic, incremental, and reinforced with course notes, exercises, quizzes and tests. The emphasis is on conceptual learning so students will be able to apply their knowledge regardless of problem presentation. Although it is meant to be used along with an instructor, if I had to choose a math curriculum to be used by an independent learner, this would be it, hands-down.

The cornerstone of the program is the video instruction. These presentations are very professionally done. Instruction is clear and audio is excellent. Every presenter speaks distinctly and at a moderate pace. One of the instructors and the author of the program is Tom Clark, a math teacher with 30+ years of experience in the classroom and as a district math supervisor. His expertise at reaching and teaching children really comes through in the presentations. Animated graphics complement the audio, showing step-by-step explanation. It would be very difficult to duplicate this quality on a board with a live presenter, especially in the case of 3-D graphics like conic sections and x, y, z axes. Relationships are arranged, rearranged and moved to a coordinate plane with ease, bringing home the thought process and solution steps in a way that would be difficult to achieve without this technology.

For students who aren't math-oriented, the bite-sized increments of instruction make the learning process easy to digest. In school site trial tests, students in classrooms using the VideoText program easily outscored students using conventional textbook and instructor methods. Another plus is the ability for students to play back previous instruction for review. This eliminates the potential for mistakes made due to misunderstandings or faulty memory. It also saves you, the math teacher, from repeating instruction over and over if a child is having a difficult time assimilating it. Even if you are very math oriented, if you have a student who is not, your teaching may not be reaching your child at a level basic enough for them to comprehend. These courses are great at thoroughly laying a foundation then building carefully upon it.

In this system, students first watch the video (without taking notes - those are provided). While the instructions suggest repeatedly pausing the video to discuss and answer posed questions, I did not find this applicable to many of the lessons I watched. You will probably want to watch the first several presentations along with your student to determine whether this will be a necessary step in your lessons. Videos are 5-10 minutes in length. After watching the video, students review the course notes that summarize and recap the concepts and terminology presented. They then work the exercises in the student worktext. Rather unique to this program is the checking of this work by the student, using the provided solution manual. In this way, the child realizes and corrects his own mistakes, learning the correct procedure to follow. Solutions are shown in detail. If needed, he can review the video also. You gauge the student's performance via quizzes taken at the end of each lesson. An "A" and "B" quiz are provided so that you can review and retest if necessary. Tests (again "A" and "B" forms) are provided for each Unit as well. The instructor's guide contains solutions to all quizzes and tests.

The sampler DVD (available for purchase below or free at contains lessons in both Algebra and Geometry, along with a presentation about VideoText methodology, endorsements from users, and all of the corresponding print material (in PDF format), so you can "try before you buy". It also contains a scope and sequence for each course detailing contents of each of the modules. The Algebra course is a complete course containing pre-Algebra instruction and the equivalent of both Algebra 1 and 2; two years of instruction. In fact, Dr. Clark recommends students take a CLEP or college entrance exam upon completing the Algebra course to place out of a college algebra refresher course. The Geometry course includes a significant amount of Trigonometry instruction and may serve as both Geometry and Pre-Calculus courses.

The complete courses consist of 6 modules, A thru F. Each Module consists of one or more Units of instruction, containing various numbers of lessons (about three months worth of course work per module). Modules are contained in separate boxes which contain video lessons on DVD, course notes, student WorkTexts, Solution Manuals, Progress Tests and Instructor's Guides. Additional student materials are also available below for each module or in complete packs.

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Looks good enough to try....
Donna W on Aug 30, 2019
It was recommended by Rightstart Mathematics.
Donna on Dec 23, 2016
Looks good enough to try....
Donna W on Aug 30, 2019
Heard good things about it and would like for my son to clep college Algebra.
Gina K on Feb 27, 2017
It was recommended by Rightstart Mathematics.
Donna on Dec 23, 2016
Heard good things about it and would like for my son to clep college Algebra.
Gina K on Feb 27, 2017
Does this program cover Algebra 1 and 2?
Rebecca W on Apr 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Rebecca, if you purchase all 6 modules (A-F), you will have the complete program of Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Algebra II.
Is this just the dvds, or does this come with all the books needed as well?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry for the confusion. Modules are contained in separate boxes which contain video lessons on DVD, course notes, Student Worktexts, Solution Manuals, Progress Tests and Instructor's Guides.

There is a detailed description of the complete VideoText material along with numerous sample downloads here:
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My math student was able to work through module A with minimal help from me The presentation from the videos was clear and concise He thought the content moved slowly at times but appreciated the thoroughness of the explanations He uses the course notes to review the video lesson and then does the problems in the worktext We didn't quiz for every lesson but we did use all the progress tests I like that the publisher provides 2 versions of the quizzes and the tests so you can retake or use one for a study guide The teacher prep time is very small Usually I would skim the course notes before or during the video lecture and then let my son work the problems The set up of the program really allowed him to set the pace and I just keep track of where he is so we can pause for quizzes and tests I believe strengths of VideoText are that the material is presented in small increments and the material is presented in video then in the course notes and then the student works the problems The program requires someone to check the students work - but I see that as a positive as it keeps me engaged in the math my student is learning We are so pleased that we are well on our way into Module B and plan to continue this course through the end of the Algebra series
January 29, 2009

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