Algebra Set - All 6 Modules - DVD

Algebra Set - All 6 Modules - DVD

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Category Description for VideoText Algebra and Geometry:

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 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 (Geometry Level F is not available separately in DVD format). 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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Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
Format
Product Bundle
Brand Name
VideoText Interactive
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I learned about Videotext during the last Homeschool Summit. I'm teaching 3 more children at home after having 2 now in university. Math is a subject I want my kids to love and understand. So far, some of my kids already do. I don't have a solid understanding of Algebra even if I took Calculus and higher math. I think doing this with my kids will help all of us!
Edelwina L on Jun 26, 2017
I learned about Videotext during the last Homeschool Summit. I'm teaching 3 more children at home after having 2 now in university. Math is a subject I want my kids to love and understand. So far, some of my kids already do. I don't have a solid understanding of Algebra even if I took Calculus and higher math. I think doing this with my kids will help all of us!
Edelwina L on Jun 26, 2017
It has great reviews.
Dorota M on Mar 19, 2017
It has great reviews.
Dorota M on Mar 19, 2017
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I started this course last year while my niece was taking Algebra I She thought she would just breeze through Module A After three or four lessons she realized she would need to pay more attention to the instructors I loved it!The course comes with: 1 A complete set of DVD's 2 An Instructor's Guide with detailed solutions for progress tests 3 Well written concise course notes 4 A student work text 5 A solutions manual for the work text and 6 Progress testsOne of the nice things about this course is the ability to give any lesson or take a test another time when something is not understood For each lesson I assign the even number problems If a problem was not understood we can restudy the work text course notes her notes and even watch the DVD again When I think that she is ready I have her do the odd numbered problems The bonus to this method is she pays attention to the materials the first time -- making life easier on both of us The progress tests are available as Test A or Test B If she had any difficulty with one of the tests we find the problem area restudy that section and take the other test All but Module D had review sections that we used as practice tests With all of this redundancy she felt confident upon completion of any section Obviously not all of the reviews and retakes are necessary but they sure are nice to have when we needed them
August 24, 2009


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