Monday, July 18, 2011
Steps4Kids Multiplication DVD review and Giveaway!
Offering approx. 80 minutes of help to those teaching or learning their times table, this 2011 Steps4Kids multiplication DVD offers engaging visuals, calm auditory instruction and support, and discussions about patterns and tips to help children remember their numbers.
15 Tracks in all: Track 1 - Information for teachers and parents, Track 2 - Introduction to math terms & properties (e.g. factors, identity property, associative property, etc.), and Tracks 3 - 15 teach the times table of numbers using vertical and horizontal presentations. Each number track includes a practice test to help children with their rote memorization of the equations shown in the track. Recently given the highest "All Star" endorsement by the Kids First! Coalition for Quality Children's Media.
All products are made in the U.S.A. and comply with the materials safety requirements of the CPSIA.
Excellent support tool to help children learn their multiplication facts involving numbers up to 12. A separate section is included for each number with engaging visuals, child friendly tips from "student" helpers for select numbers, and practice tests for each number at the end of each number track. There are a total of 15 tracks: one information track for parents and teachers, one track that discusses math terms and properties, and 13 tracks for numbers zero through twelve (each number track can be accessed directly for targeted practice for classroom or individual use). Voice used for narration and accompanying background music are classroom friendly and sensory sensitive.
Numbers are shown in both vertical and horizontal formats to help children build a familiarity with both presentation styles. Emphasis is on the development of rote memory skills although patterns found in times tables and other math concepts are briefly discussed.
Teaching section includes templates that can be displayed on interactive whiteboards for classroom discussions, as well as discussions on how to help students with individual learning needs or styles. Separate section also discusses the different multiplication terms (e.g. factors and products) and introduces properties such as the zero property, identity property, commutative property and associative property.
Steps4Kids to Multiply also introduces multiplication of double digit numbers by single digit numbers to help students develop their skills for higher math.
Recommended: 2nd - 3rd Grade, Special Needs, and Homeschooling.
Awards & Recognition: "ALL STAR" 3 star endorsement from the Coalition for Quality Children's Media/Kids First!, "DVD of the YEAR" and "Seal of Excellence" from Creative Child Magazine.
Released: March 2011
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