2004 Video Aided Instruction, Inc

Running Time 5 hours 14 min.

**Summary **Pre-GED Mathematics consists of 3 DVDs full of step by step teaching instructions. It begins with Order of Operations and ends with Coordinate Geometry.

The lessons are taught by Harold Shane, Ph. D., a professor at Baruch College in New York.

**Features I Like -**

***I like the free study guide. The PDF file is available online. However, you must provide a code that comes with the DVD. The study guide includes the problems that the instructor explains step by step. You can print and / or save it on your computer.

****After Professor Shane explains how to work a particular type of problem, he shows how the problem may appear on a test and shows a strategy to solve it.

***In general, I like DVDs because you can pause and repeat as often as you feel necessary.

**To Be Desired -**

I would like to see additional problems for the student to work alone for practice. Each section has three to five problems. So, its possible to watch the instructor work one or two problems. Then, pause the video to work the next few math problems by yourself. Continue the video to check your answers. Nevertheless, a few more problems would make this an excellent resource.

**Table of Contents**

**Part 1 Introduction**

Part 2: Algebra

Part 2: Algebra

Exercise A: Order of Operations

Exercise B: Signed Numbers

Exercise C: Operations with Monomials

Exercise D: Zero Power and Scientific Notation

Exercise E: Operations with Polynomials

Exercise F: Solving First-Degree Equations

Exercise F: and Inequalities in One Variable

Exercise G: Factoring

Exercise H: Solving Quadratic Equations

Exercise I: Radicals

**PART 3: Geometry**

Exercise J: Angle Relationships

Exercise K: Parallel Lines

Exercise L: Angles in a Triangle

Exercise M: Similar Triangles

Exercise N: Pythagorean Theorem

Exercise O: Perimeter and Circumference

Exercise P: Area

Exercise Q: Volume

**PART 4: Coordinate Geometry**

Exercise R: Plotting Points

Exercise S: Distance, Midpoint, and Slope

In summary, five hours of quality tutoring can cost $125 - $300. So, yes, I believe the cost is worth it.