Description Building an understanding of fundamental Math concepts is essential for a student to move on and conquer more advanced math and science. Understanding addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and percents is absolutely critical. If a student doesn't master these topics early on, it can lead to the "Math Is Hard" syndrome.
The core philosophy of this 7 hour DVD course is that "Math Is Easy". The way that you make math easy for a student is to start off with the basics and gradually move on to the tougher material. In this way the student builds confidence in his or her skills and confidence is the key to success in math.
The 1st - 7th Grade Math Tutor is a 7 hour, 2 DVD course that will fully help a student master all of the core topics in math at the first through seventh grade level. After mastering the concepts in this DVD series the student will be ready and able to move and tackle pre-algebra and algebra.
How are the MathTutorDVD.com line of DVDs different from others? The answer is simple. Most math instruction involves a lengthy discussion of the abstract theory behind multiplication and division before instructing the student in how to solve problems. While there are some merits to this style, in the vast majority of the cases the student quickly gets bored and frustrated by the time he or she starts to solve the problems.
Exceptional value and affordability. MathTutorDVD.com believes in providing value for our customers. We understand that many families are on a very tight budget. For this reason, we provide an exceptional value in educational content. This DVD is a 7 hour course spread over 2 DVD disks. We could have easily chosen to make this a 5 DVD series instead, but chose not to. Why? Because we prefer to keep costs down so that our DVDs are within the price range of most families.
What is our teaching style like? As an example, how do you teach a child to ride a bicycle? Would you start with a lengthy discussion of how you sit on the seat, how you sense if you are falling over, and how you compensate by pushing your body to the other side in order to prevent a fall? NO! You put the child on the bike and begin to work with him or her, slowly at first. After a while the child gains confidence and is soon riding like a pro. This method best illustrates the teaching style on MathTutorDVD.com's DVDs. Long division is explained, for example, by working many problems in step-by-step detail. We begin with the easier problems and work our way up to the harder problems. The student gains confidence, does not get bored, and quickly feels like he or she can conquer the material. This method is extremely powerful and has proven itself time and again.