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    Math streaming videos - two questions

    When purchasing any of the math videos, does the 13-month membership period begin at the time of purchase or does the clock start ticking only once a student has logged in to watch the first one?
    (This will tell me whether to buy now or to wait until 5 minutes before I start teaching the first lesson - ha!)

    Also, how would you best advise these be used? Should a student watch the video first with no parent involvement? Should a parent give an overview of the lesson and then click on the video? Only use the videos if the student doesn't understand the lesson, whether or not there is parent involvement?

    I am used to either being in charge and running lessons or handing them directly over to MPOA teachers - I have never been in video limbo before. I think I'll be fine teaching Algebra but I really want the safety net of a video. *weary laugh*

    BTW, can I just *tell* you how excited I am to have Cindy Davis in my house every day? :-D


    ETA: I would drive to KY and treat the staff to Heine Bros. coffee if you would burn these videos onto DVDs. Lots more medical travel in our future and we have DVD players in hotel and hospital rooms. Easier than toting the laptop - esp. when we have to leave it unattended when going down for tests and such. Sadly, we had a tablet go missing this way. Don't *even* get me started... >:-<
    Last edited by Mary; 05-14-2019, 03:55 PM.
    Mary

    DD14 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek
    DS12 - 7th core
    DD8 - Still finishing 1st core at her own happy pace :-)

    #2
    Good morning, Mary!

    The membership begins at purchase. I asked the same question

    I'm not a professional but here is our plan: Watch the video with my son each day, do a couple of practice problems with him to make sure he gets it, and then set him free for homework. I'm sure there are students that could do this course fairly independently with the videos..that just doesn't work well with my guy.
    Katie

    2019/20 6th year with MP
    DS 15: 10th, MPOA Latin & HS Comp II
    DD 12: 7th, MPOA Latin & Pre-Algebra
    DD 9: 4th using 3A
    Twin DD's 6: 1st

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      #3
      Hopefully, thirteen months gives you time to get through the course before your subscription ends, even if you don't start right away. If you have extenuating circumstances (such as a sick child, Mary), give us a call. We are always willing to work with you.

      Tanya

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        #4
        Katie! I searched the forum for that very question and did not see that you had asked it. Sorry for beating a dead horse. *weary laugh*

        I like your idea of watching together, doing a few practice problems, and then having her go off to finish the rest once she has the hang of it. Thanks!
        Mary

        DD14 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek
        DS12 - 7th core
        DD8 - Still finishing 1st core at her own happy pace :-)

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          #5
          Haha! Tanya, we were posting at the same time. I have toyed with starting over the summer to account for interruptions. It would be great to start out ahead of the game rather than to play catch-up next summer, hence the question about when the subscription starts.

          As I am writing this, it has dawned on me: even when catching up on work, we haven't needed 13 months to finish. I really shouldn't worry. However, I would like to say again that I will take you out for coffee and a cupcake if you would offer these as DVDs!
          Mary

          DD14 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek
          DS12 - 7th core
          DD8 - Still finishing 1st core at her own happy pace :-)

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            #6
            Ha! It would be so many DVDs! But we are looking at alternative ways to get these to you without streaming. Paul is hard on the job!

            Tanya

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              #7
              Stupid question: how many hours of video will a DVD hold? I thought it was several hours' worth. Am I being naive again?
              Mary

              DD14 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek
              DS12 - 7th core
              DD8 - Still finishing 1st core at her own happy pace :-)

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                #8
                Originally posted by Mary View Post
                Stupid question: how many hours of video will a DVD hold?
                Not a stupid question at all! I had no idea myself, but according to a colleague (and the internet), each disc generally holds 2-4 hours of video depending on the compression (i.e., quality).

                HTH!
                Michael
                Memoria Press

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Michael View Post

                  Not a stupid question at all! I had no idea myself, but according to a colleague (and the internet), each disc generally holds 2-4 hours of video depending on the compression (i.e., quality).

                  HTH!
                  Really? That's all? Gosh, I had this idea that we could fit hours and hours of video on a DVD. I should really get out more...or maybe at least do a Google search before I confirm everyone's suspicions that I am, indeed, an ignoramus. *cracks up laughing*

                  Thank you, Michael!
                  Mary

                  DD14 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek
                  DS12 - 7th core
                  DD8 - Still finishing 1st core at her own happy pace :-)

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Katie View Post
                    Good morning, Mary!

                    I'm not a professional but here is our plan: Watch the video with my son each day, do a couple of practice problems with him to make sure he gets it, and then set him free for homework. I'm sure there are students that could do this course fairly independently with the videos..that just doesn't work well with my guy.
                    We approach the lessons exactly the same way. Reading the chapter overviews has been completely unnecessary as the video explanations are so thorough.

                    I'm embarrassed to admit we floundered around with 2 other algebra curriculums before settling on this one. One did a great job with a spiral approach but lacked sufficient mastery, and another did a great job with mastery but has no review, causing my daughter to forget topics from chapter to chapter. This comes at it from both angles and is just the right pace. We love the videos as we can watch them whenever we want and replay challenging sections. I don't know what we'll do when we reach geometry (no video lessons - sniff!), but we plan to continue the MP videos for Algebra II.

                    DD 12 - MP6A

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Katie View Post
                      Good morning, Mary!

                      The membership begins at purchase. I asked the same question

                      I'm not a professional but here is our plan: Watch the video with my son each day, do a couple of practice problems with him to make sure he gets it, and then set him free for homework. I'm sure there are students that could do this course fairly independently with the videos..that just doesn't work well with my guy.
                      I haven’t read the whole thread, so I might repeating. There are note taking pdfs (at least for Algebra 2). Don’t skip any of the Try This (practice problems). Sometimes they are a third of the lesson if using MPs lesson plans.Those also reliably have full solutions in the solutions manual.
                      Bean. Long time MP user.

                      DD- 9th grade aerospace enthusiast. Using a mix of dual credit, online and classical materials for 2019-2020.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by hermione310 View Post

                        I don't know what we'll do when we reach geometry (no video lessons - sniff!), but we plan to continue the MP videos for Algebra II.
                        Paging Cindy Davis! We need you, STAT, Cindy Davis! *cracks up laughing*

                        I did not realize there were no videos for Geometry - I wonder if they're in the works...? It was one of my favorite subjects and I did very well in both geometry and trigonometry in HS; however, I fear I might not be able to teach it as well as I might understand it. It is such a measure of comfort to have those video lessons to fall back on!
                        Mary

                        DD14 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek
                        DS12 - 7th core
                        DD8 - Still finishing 1st core at her own happy pace :-)

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by bean View Post

                          I haven’t read the whole thread, so I might repeating. There are note taking pdfs (at least for Algebra 2). Don’t skip any of the Try This (practice problems). Sometimes they are a third of the lesson if using MPs lesson plans.Those also reliably have full solutions in the solutions manual.
                          I wouldn't think of skipping practice or Try This problems - but it is good to know that this is good practice, just in case we get hurried and think we could just rush past them. I don't recall seeing note taking PDFs for Algebra I, but I didn't look that hard. Are they included with the quizzes/tests PDF downloads? Or are these a separate file?
                          Mary

                          DD14 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek
                          DS12 - 7th core
                          DD8 - Still finishing 1st core at her own happy pace :-)

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Mary View Post

                            I wouldn't think of skipping practice or Try This problems - but it is good to know that this is good practice, just in case we get hurried and think we could just rush past them. I don't recall seeing note taking PDFs for Algebra I, but I didn't look that hard. Are they included with the quizzes/tests PDF downloads? Or are these a separate file?
                            Good afternoon Mary,

                            For Algebra II, there is a PDF download called "Algebra II Handouts" which comes with the streaming video itself and which is separate from the quizzes & test download that comes with the Algebra II Quizzes & Tests book. There are no handouts for Algebra I, and I'll reach out to Cindy for why that is.

                            HTH!
                            Michael
                            Memoria Press

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                              #15
                              Thanks, Michael!

                              It's really no big deal - I thought since Bean mentioned the handouts for Algebra II, I should make sure I wasn't missing anything for Algebra I. However, when you talk to Mrs. Davis, would you please tell her that I am not above offering bribes? I will take her out to a fancy dinner if she will film Geometry videos in time for my oldest to need them. Does she like McDonald's? *cracks up laughing*
                              Mary

                              DD14 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek
                              DS12 - 7th core
                              DD8 - Still finishing 1st core at her own happy pace :-)

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