|The Prequel to Algebra: Math'scool
BestQuest releases second in their line of math courseware delivered via DVD technology
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., August 1, 2006 - Learning math is as much fun as watching a movie with Math'scool® DVD instructional courseware. The new DVD series is being released by BestQuest Teaching Systems®, creator of the award-winning Algebra'scool®. Like its popular predecessor, the new series uses animated characters, engaging storylines, and dynamic graphics to motivate students in learning mathematical concepts typically presented in the middle grades.
Math'scool provides educators with pre-algebra curriculum divided into three main sections or units: Numbers and Operations, Geometry, and Measurement. The courseware includes lessons delivered via DVD with supporting print material for instructors and students. According to Joe Irby, President of BestQuest Teaching Systems, "Our customers have been asking for a pre-algebra product, so we developed Math'scool to help educators capture interest and build enthusiasm for general math and those skills needed to learn algebra. Our goal is to provide teachers with technologies that help them reach students and are easy to implement."
Math'scool can be used with a DVD-equipped computer or a DVD player connected to a television. Award-winning mathematics educators and instructional design experts are developing the program to meet national mathematics standards. One of the nation's hottest DVD design companies, Scope Seven®, formerly Comchoice®, is responsible for the animation and DVD translation.
Educators can use the DVDs to seamlessly navigate between lesson content and associated tools, such as manipulatives and calculators. Included in each module, the instructor's manual carefully guides educators through each of the DVD components, and student materials provide essential practice of the concepts learned. The student materials, which include two assessment tests for every module, are included as blackline masters and on CDs for easy replication. For students who are have missed lessons due to illness, Math'scool DVDs can be used at home as "at-home" tutors. When teachers are absent, substitute teachers can continue with the instructional plan by using the DVDs for quality-controlled presentations of content.
Pricing of Math'scool is dependent upon the scope of commitment, but buyers can take advantage of special introductory pricing of $175 per module for orders placed by December 31, 2006. The first three curriculum modules of Math'scool are available in August, 2006, with subsequent modules being released throughout the remainder of the year. For more information on Math'scool, visit the BestQuest Teaching Systems web site at www.bestquest.com or call toll-free (866) 882-2665.
About BestQuest Teaching Systems
Founded in 2001, BestQuest Teaching Systems is creating Next Generation Education® programs for K-12 schools. Designed using state-of-the-art DVD technologies, BestQuest's programs help teachers instruct by engaging students in course content and motivating them to learn. The company's first product, Algebra'scool, is a full year of Algebra I courseware on DVD. For company and product information, visit BestQuest Teaching Systems on the Web at www.bestquest.com or call (501) 228-9100 or toll-free (866) 882-2665.