If you haven't heard of Math Tutor DVDs by Jason Gibson, and you are teaching math to your children at home, you are missing out!
Two years ago, I was privileged to be able to use and review some Math Tutor DVDs in our home, and now I've been using and reviewing two additional Math Tutor DVDs: The Texas Instruments TI-83/TI-84 Calculator Tutor, and the Pre-Algebra Tutor.
Once again, I wasn't disappointed in what I saw.
The Texas Instruments TI-83/TI-84 Calculator Tutor
When I was in high school, we completed all of our graphics in Algebra II and Trigonometry on our own, on graph paper, no less! But most classrooms these days require students to own a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator. I wouldn't have any idea how to operate a calculator like this, since I never needed to use one in my advanced math classes in high school.
I was very thankful to see that Jason's explanations were easy to understand and simplified for even moms like me who haven't touched advanced algebra for over 20 years!
This product contains 3 DVDs with a total DVD Run Time of 8 Hours.
Section 1: Overview of the Calculator
Section 2: The Mode Menu
Section 3: Basic Arithmetic and Exponents
Section 4: Logarithms and Square Roots
Section 5: Sin, Cos, Tan
Section 6: Scientific Notation and Storing Variables
Section 7: The Math Menu and Catalog Menu
Section 8: Convert between Fractions and Decimals
Section 9: Finding the Min and Max of a Function
Section 10: Calculating Derivatives and Integrals
Section 11: Absolute Value, Rounding, and Integers
Section 12: Converting between Degrees and Radians
Section 13: Working with Complex Numbers
Section 14: Using the Equation Solver
Section 15: Graphing and Tracing Functions
Section 16: Using Tables and Split Screen Modes
Section 17: Find the Exact Value of a Function Using Graphing
Section 18: Finding the Zeros of a Function using Graphing
Section 19: Finding the Max and Min of a Function using Graphing
Section 20: Finding Intersections of Functions using Graphing
Section 21: Finding the Derivative of a Function by Graphing
Section 22: Calculating the Definite Integral by Graphing
Section 23: Drawing on a Graph
Section 24: Graphing and Tracing Sequences
Section 25: Graphing and Tracing Parametric Equations
Section 26: Converting between Rectangular and Polar Coordinates
Section 27: Graphing and Tracing Polar Equations
Section 28: Permutations, Combinations, and Factorial
Section 29: Working with Histograms and Box Plots
Section 30: Graphing Statistical Scatter Plots
Section 31: Calculating Mean, Median, Standard Deviation, and more
Section 32: Performing Statistical Regression
Section 33: Calculating with Matrices
Section 34: Solving Systems of Equations with Matrices
Section 35: Calculating Interest Rates
Section 36: Calculating Mortgages and Loans
Section 37: Calculating Savings and Investments
This eight-hour comprehensive three DVD course teaches you how to use all of the major functions of the TI-84 / TI-83 graphing calculator by working example problems. In this way, the student "learns-by-doing" rather than a long dry lecture or with the "aid" of a dry printed manual.
In addition, the Math Tutor website (www.MathTutorDVD.com) offers free TI-84 calculator functions that would normally require a graphing calculator...so that you won't necessarily have to purchase one for your child. Here they are:
Plot a Function Online!
Solve Equations Online!
Solve System of Eqns!
Solve Integrals Online!
Definite Integrals Online!
Take Derivatives Online!
Our oldest daughter is beginning Pre-Algebra this school year. So far, the transition to Pre-Algebra hasn't been too difficult, because the curriculum we use for our math studies has contained elements of pre-algebra since its lowest level.
However, we began watching the Pre-Algebra Tutor this summer, to give her a taste of what she will be learning this school year. She found Mr. Gibson's presentations to be interesting and understandable. I like that!
Here are two samples of the Pre-Algebra Tutor:
In addition to being able to purchase math DVDs at MathTutorDVD.com, families can also become a member at MathTutorDVD.com for a reasonable monthly fee which is far less expensive than hiring a "real" math tutor:
Members are billed $19.95 every 30 days. You may cancel anytime you wish from within the members area.
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My favorite things about the Math Tutor DVDs we've used so far are that they are clear, concise, and he speaks clearly without rushing things.
We will most likely be purchasing additional Math Tutor DVDs to accompany our math curriculum as the years go by. It is really nice to know that this kind of resource is available for homeschooling families, and for families whose children attend public or private schools but just may not be fully understanding their math classes. I also appreciate the full money-back guarantee if someone isn't satisfied with the DVDs they may have purchased.
MathTutorDVD.com has a lot to offer our children when it comes to diving deeper into math concepts or watching to learn the basics.
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