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Math Video Tutor Fractions Thru Algebra Actor: Jason Gibson Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests, Educational, Documentary NR 2004 10hr 0min This is your ticket to scoring higher in math  from Fractions through Algebra! This product covers PreAlgebra and Algebra 1 and is essential for any student studying Algebra at the middle school, high school, or univ... more »  
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Movie ReviewsA commendable effort, but... Bobby W.  USA  07/14/2005 (4 out of 5 stars) "First off, if you want a very helpful supplement to your study of algebra, then you should consider buying this DVD. If you stick with it, this video will prove to be a big help at a bargain price. One of the reasons I bought this product was to see how someone could cram ten hours of content into a DVD at such a low price. I opened the case expecting to see a double sided disc, but lo and behold, the entire course is on one side! To achieve this, the video had to be drastically compressed, so the image has a lot of pixel swimming. The audio is clear enough to understand, but there is a buzz sound on most of the clips. In this day and age, the low video quality may turn off a large portion of the potential audience. I would have gladly paid more for a dualdisc set or double sided disc with improved specs. My second quibble concerns the use of a dryerase marker board. Watching the "talking hand" do its thing is O.K., but a lot of time is spent watching the board being erased. I would suggest using an electronic tablet or filming the problems being done onscreen in an appropriate computer application. Again, this would boost the cost of the DVD, but it would be worth it. It seems that much of the verbal presentation is off the cuff and could have used more forethought  there is a least one segment that is ended midsentence (there is even a humorous spot where the presenter stops the lesson to answer a ringing telephone).There are points where the tutor makes an error and catches himself, there are also a couple spots where errors slip through. Nobody's perfect, but a bit more pre planning and postproduction polish would have helped. Still, I'd buy this product again asis, and if the author made similar videos on other math topics with the same amount of content at the same price, I'd get them, even if they were done in the same fashion as this one." EXCELLENT, WORTH BUYING Patricia D. Dobry  Norman, OK  10/20/2005 (5 out of 5 stars) "I love Math Video Tutor; I always had trouble understanding certain aspects of math especially fractions. However, after watching this video I now understand math better than all the math classes I have taken in the past. When I am finish watching this video I am going to give it to my daughter who is also has trouble with math. This video shows how to do it rather than give a long, boring explanation. I have already order the next two videos; that is how much I enjoy it. I HIGHLY recommend this video to anyone having trouble with math; it is worth it." He's the greatest algebra instructor in the universe! K. Gregorczyk  TEXAS Y'ALL  08/31/2005 (5 out of 5 stars) "Going back to school at 38 is not easy and I was assigned 40 problems in Elementary algebra that I COULD NOT work! I found this DVD & now LIFE IS GOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!" The best algebra DVD out there that actually teaches you alg Mike Collins  02/22/2006 (5 out of 5 stars) "Let me explain what I mean by my title. I have a few other DVDs on algebra and really all they do is flash some graphics on the screen and basically lecture to you on the essential concepts. That's ok for a basic review but what I really needed was help working the problems so I could practice for my test.
The Math Video Tutor DVD provided this practice for me. There aren't any flashy graphics and as someone else mentioned the actual presentation basically consists of the teacher working problems on the markerboard. It doesn't scream 'hollywood' by any means but for me it did the job. Nowadays when I get my homework the first thing I do is skip to the appropriate section of the DVD (and there are 21 sections so a *lot* of material is covered) and watch it. I find that in many cases this is enough to prepare me for my homework. There is no magic formula for doing well in class but I have really learned a great deal from this DVD and I would recommend it to others without hesitation." 