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|Rock 'N Learn Addition Subtraction Rock|
Actor: Rock 'N Learn
Director: Richard Caudle
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational
Upbeat music and energetic performers make these super cool songs favorites with kids. Delayed-answer drills challenge students to solve sums and differences to and from 18 before they hear the answers-much like animated f... more »
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Horrible. Don't bother buying
S. Modak | Franklin, MA US | 12/25/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Having had a very good experience with the Rock and Learn Phonics, I bought this to teach my daughter addition. This DVD does not help teach anything. It just says adding 1 to a number makes the next number and adding 0 keeps the same number. That is where the teaching ends. After that hours of adding some random numbers without any introduction whatsoever. Don't bother buying."
Absolutely No Educational Value. A Bad Concept.
Mom of two | New England | 08/30/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I liked the Rock-N-Learn Telling Time video and the Rock-N-Learn Money and Counting Change dvd. My 6yo learned to tell time in one afternoon after watching that video. The Money video was clear and well presented - even if the music in both was dated and somewhat annoying even downright corny, overall I felt as though the materal was, again, clearly presented in a logical, well-thought out presentation. And, my child learned the principles as they were set forth on the video.
Having had a positive experience with the first two, I went ahead and ordered Rock-N-Learn Addition and Subtraction Rock without previewing it. School was due to open soon and I wanted my 6yo going into 1st grade to have a supplement that reinforced basic math principles. Wrong! The Addition and Subtraction Rock dvd has nothing - nothing! - but a sing-songy voice burbling out addition and subtraction equations over and over and over again. No explanation of math principles or how to read an equation or even how to prove your work by working backwards in an equation, such as: 1 + 3 = 4, thus 4 - 3 = 1. It is very frustrating to sit through the entire length of the dvd listening to nothing but a voice singing repetitive equations the entire time. Silly idea and nonsensical presentation of the material. This is simply awful and not worth the money. After 10 minutes both of my children were pleading: "turn it off, it's driving me crazy!"
I wish I was exaggerating, but really, the entire dvd consists of people singing: "four minus three is...one!" "Five plus six is...eleven!" Between the wacky music and the kooky mathematical mantra, it is a very curious addition to the otherwise solidly good Rock-N-Learn series."
David Friesen | 04/12/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This product covers the material in great depth and gives the child a chance to answer the question before giving the answer. It starts off simply with visual presentations of each numeral, then the addition or subtraction, and a visual of the final answer, then progresses to higher skill levels, all the way to addition fact memorization. The choice of presentation style is a little slow. I found "Math Circus" by Leap Frog to have a much more engaging presentation but Leap Frog doesn't have anything which covers the material as thoroughly. We watch this Rock'n Learn video while eating lunch or supper where it isn't as engaging and is more repetitive in nature."