Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MathTutor DVD's

As Part of the TOS Homeschool Crew I received 2 DVD's from MathTutorDV D for purpose of review.

The first one Young Minds numbers and counting is a new release from this company and is for the 3-7 year olds. This DVD is really awesome, my grand-daughter age 2 loves it! In fact my 5 year old twins think this DVD is great too. The DVD is visually beautiful the classical music is calming and lovely to listen to. The children are shown stunning pictures of animals and everyday objects to count done in such an enthralling way that my kids willingly want to watch this video.
According to the MathTutorDVD.com website, where you can view a clip of the DVD, your child will learn:
- To recognize the numbers 1-10.
- Associate the number with physical objects.
- Count from 1-10.
- Animal names and sounds.
- Fruits and Vegetables.
- Names of colors.
- Names of machines such as cars, airplanes, etc.
Bonus features include:
- Repeat Play
- Picture Puzzles
- Connect the Dots
- Name the Animal

The second DVD The Basic Math Word Problem Tutor is a 2 DVD set .
This 8 hour DVD course is geared for students who have been exposed to basic math skills but need help in gaining the skills necessary to solve basic math word problems. During this course the instructor works on examples narrating each step.  The lessons teach strategies on how to do word problems.  They go over vocabulary that is used in word problems so that kids know how to set up the equation. I loved that the children are encouraged to draw pictures that "set up" the problem.
                                The subjects covered in these 2 DVD's are:
Section 1: Adding Whole Numbers                                          
Section 2: Subtracting Whole Numbers
Section 3: Multiplying Whole Numbers
Section 4: Dividing Whole Numbers
Section 5: Adding Decimals
Section 6: Subtracting Decimals
Section 7: Multiplying Decimals
Section 8: Dividing Decimals

Disc 2Section 9: Adding Fractions
Section 10: Subtracting Fractions
Section 11: Multiplying Fractions
Section 12: Dividing Fractions
Section 13: Percents, Part 1
Section 14: Percents, Part 2
Section 15: Ratio and Proportion

I really like BOTH these DVD's.  My children are becoming more confident with math especially word problems and they can watch the lesson till that "light bulb" moment and then the have that knowledge and are much less anxious about math!!!

Young Minds Numbers and Counting sells for $19.99
The Basic Math Word Problems Tutor 2 DVD set sells for $26.99

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