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Pre-Ged - Mathematics DVD - Review

DVD – Pre-GED Mathematics
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, it’s 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

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.

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