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TOS Review – Math Tutor DVD

on March 8, 2010

SO, there’s a train coming from Amsterdam going 100 kms an hour, and it passes by a train coming from somewhere not Amsterdam going 150 kms an hour… at what town will they pass each other assuming that they both left the station at the same time?

Yah, I have no idea either.  HA!

Math Tutor DVD sent me two videos to review for them.  One for younger guys about counting, and one for older hooligans about solving word problems.

The one for the younger guys, Young Minds Numbers and Counting, is really very high quality.  Lots of nature pics, and lovely classical music as well (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Brahms and Vivaldi).

It runs for 35 minutes, and the DVD also includes 15 minutes of bonus material counting puzzle pieces, connect the dots, and a guess the animal game.

You can view a sample excerpt  of the  Young Minds: Numbers and Counting DVD here.  The DVD can be purchased for $19.99 at the Math Tutor website, which is $5.00 off the list price.

My guys were a bit bored after the first little bit of this one.  Sure, it was cute… the numbers were nice, but frankly, I don’t really NEED a DVD to teach my hooligans to count.  HOWEVER, if you just need to catch a break, maybe take a shower for the first time in three or four days, then throw this one in!  You can be absolutely sure that there is no content here that would be inappropriate for wee eyes.

It covers topics such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, decimals, and fractions; as well as covering percent, ratio, and proportion. You can learn more about this DVD, and see screenshots, at the website.

This is basically just a teacher writing on a white board…  My hooligans lost interest in about ten minutes, unfortunately.  The lessons were just a wee bit too long, and really, it’s something that we already do.  Simply not necessary for our family.

AGAIN tho, (there always seems to be a “however” doesn’t there) I can see how this may work for families who need a bit of extra encouragement with solving word problems, and want to use different mediums in order to do so.

This DVD sells for $26.99, and contains approximately 8 hours of teaching time.

Disclaimer: The only compensation that I received for this review was a free copy of the materials. I will give honest and truthful reviews, and where concern is warranted, it will be noted.


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