It's highly recommended that the Student Edition, Teacher Edition and both DVDs (Disc 1 and Disc 2) be purchased all together (although this is not required).
The purpose of this program is to help students learn or review their multiplication facts. To progress towards this goal, family support and help is essential. The program's goal is to keep the lessons short and provide plenty of practice worksheets. As a math teacher (since 1991) and a math tutor (since 1999), Mr. Ruutelmann has found that nearly 100% of his students succeed with this type of program.
Mr. Ruutelmann was nominated for the prestigious Golden Apple Award and wants to to help your student learn his/her multiplication facts with his enthusiastic and thoughtful teaching style. Mr. Ruutelmann's program teaches not only what the multiplication facts are, but why they are what they are. This will help students immensely in later math courses, as they are not just memorizing a group of math facts to be forgotten "after the test".
Short descriptions_1 of Each Product
- Disc 1 contains Mr. Ruutelmann's presentations for lessons 1 4.
- Disc 2 contains Mr. Ruutelmann's presentations for lessons 5 8.
- The Student Edition contains lessons and worksheets for the entire multiplication program.
- The Teacher Edition contains solutions for the lessons and worksheets for the entire multiplication program.
Sometimes a student will struggle with one concept that keeps them from moving forward with your math curriculum. Luckily, there are programs like this one to help you through it and carry on. Multiplication is presented both in DVD and book form and you are encouraged to use both formats together. The author, Lembit Ruutelmann, is a Golden Apple nominated math teacher. He presents multiplication is a way that is simple and logical. His materials are like this as well. The teacher is used to instruct and demonstrate, then the student practices in the student workbook. At the beginning of each lesson, the student takes a pre-test. Then watch the video lesson together and the student completes worksheet #1. After correcting this exercise, you decide to go right to lesson 2 or finish the other worksheets in lesson 1. If your student is struggling with lesson 1, you can watch the DVD again, if needed, before completing worksheet #2. Each lesson topic should be mastered before moving forward. There are 8 lessons total. Disc 1 has instruction for lessons 1-4, and disc 2 contains 5-8. The video pictures Mr. Ruutelmann in front of a whiteboard teaching the concepts. He speaks in a pleasant voice and is very friendly. There are a few times where his hand is counting and is off the camera, but you still see the whiteboard and can tell what he is doing that way. While I think you could use just the videos or just the books, the combination is what is going to give you the most teaching, practice and reinforcement. Each book is 68pp, pb. ~ Sara