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Video Text Math Reviews

This program uses new, interactive, video-based strategies to teach Algebra and Geometry from start to finish. The main components are the “videotext” (the video lessons), and a workbook. The video serves as the textbook. Each module is around $100 and there are multiple modules for each course in Algebra and Geometry. Entire courses can also be purchased.

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  1. Video Text Math Review by Brenda S
    Pros: Comprehensive and robust methodology; logical instruction for teaching concepts to mastery; flexible; on-line presentation of topics; precise use of mathematical language;
    Cons: the video is dated; rigid terminology and explanations

    Grades Used: Algebra

    Mathematical concepts are presented via video in a logical, sequential progression aimed at developing student mastery. In a sea of spiraling concept presentation, this program is solid and challenging. We opted for the fully-online option, which saved on the cost of the books, but requires printing out of the student materials. Students print out notes, watch a video, complete exercises, and a quiz. Students complete as much work as is needed for mastery and the teacher manual (also online) contains the solutions.

    Unfortunately, my student became very distracted by the dated video, dry delivery, and the rigid albeit accurate terminology. He also needed to review outside sources for additional explanation, and became frustrated with it. For students who dislike/have no interest in math and have think/create/produce dispositions, this may not be a great fit. For others this is a fantastic curriculum with SOLID methodology.

  2. Video Text Math Review by Rebecca Kovaly
    Pros: Comprehensive
    Cons: None

    Grades Used: 8th & 10th

    Where other Algebra programs have failed us, Video Text Interactive has excelled. We watch the video lesson together then students work the practice sets(odds or evens). Notes are already printed up and are very helpful while working the practice sets. After 2-3 problems, we check the answer book to make sure we are on the right track. The student finishes the practice sets. The next day before the next video lesson, the students take a quiz to make sure they remember the concept from the prior lesson. There is a seperate answer book for the quizes and end of unit test. Each lesson is presented to aid the student (and parent) in fully understanding the concept, the whys, as well as the parts of mathematical speech. The program may seem a bit expensive, but when compared to other math programs (especially the ones you bought only to find out they were not a good match), this program is a good value. We chose not to write in the workbooks, so the program can be used by multiple students for many years. Very please so far, we have just started Module B.

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