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Schoolhouse Rock! - Multiplication Rock (1997)

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 ASIN: 1569494096

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From 1973 to 1985, a generation of kids watching Saturday morning television learned the function of conjunctions and the preamble to the U.S. Constitution with the help of an animated series called
Schoolhouse Rock! The brainchild of executives at McCaffrey and McCall Advertising, the three-minute segments combined whimsical cartoons with catchy music (rock was only one of the styles) to help kids learn seemingly dry topics as easily as they could learn popular songs. Multiplication Rock tackles the multiplication tables, covering numbers 0 through 12 (but not 1 or 10), and chances are few people who grew up watching can multiply by 3 or 5 without hearing the familiar voice of composer-singer Bob Dorough. Other underlying talent included jazz drummer Grady Tate ("I Got Six," "Naughty Number Nine") and jazz pianist Blossom Dearie ("Figure Eight"), who contributed vocals. (Subsequent installments would feature many other jazz musicians and songs written by jazz pianist-composer Dave Frishberg and future Broadway composer Lynn Ahrens, who at the time was a fledgling secretary for McCaffrey and McCall.) Years later, the series was considered so hip that now-grown-up rock stars rerecorded the songs, and Multiplication Rock includes a music video of "Electricity, Electricity" by Goodness. --David Horiuchi

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The Standard Deviants: Basic Math (1999)


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Rated: NR
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• ASIN: 6305214190

Other Formats: DVD

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The Standard Deviants teach you math basics the easy way. You'll learn everything you need to do basic math problems. Watch and learn as the Standard Deviants introduce you to the world of math. Includes such topics as: integers, division, addition, the order of operations, subtraction, rounding integers and decimals, multiplication, fractions, prime numbers, ratios, percents. Running time: 1 hr 45 min
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The Standard Deviants: Calculus, Part 1 (1998)


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• ASIN: 6305214379

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If someone told you that they could make calculus fun and interesting, your natural response would be "Yeah, right," unless you'd seen the Standard Deviants' Calculus, Part 1. Imagine all the silly-hat-wearing, anything-for-a-laugh teachers you've ever had teaming up to make learning relevant and engaging, and you've got a good idea of the Standard Deviants' style: fast-paced, corny humor with enough solid information to last through several viewings. As they admit, this video (even with its companion, Calculus Part 2) can't substitute for attending class, reading the text, and doing your homework, but it's a great supplement if you're stuck with a dry teacher. Covering the basics such as limits and continuity up to the weird world of derivatives, Part 1 is great for college or high-school kids who need a boost, and it even comes with a couple of cheat sheets to help remember the concepts introduced in the tape. --Rob Lightner
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The Standard Deviants: Calculus, Part 2 (1998)


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• ASIN: 6305214433

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If you think math is too boring to take a serious interest in, check out the Standard Deviants! Their Calculus, Part 2 is a wild romp through the open fields of high school and college level math, using wacky animation, funny examples, and clear, what's-it-all-about writing to bring calculus to life for even the most jaded. Covering more advanced topics than its companion volume, Calculus Part 1, this tape shows us a bunch of applications of the derivative (like "Uncle Skippy's Minimum Surface Area"), as well as an introduction to the antiderivative and the definite integral. Better still, the tape includes some ultracompact reference sheets to help us remember the formulas and concepts introduced on the tape. If you or someone you know is having problems with the subject, Calculus, Part 2 should point the way to better grades. --Rob Lightner
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The Standard Deviants: Differential Equations

 


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• ASIN: 6305214387
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The Standard Deviants: Pre-Algebra, Part 2 (1999)


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• ASIN: 1581980418

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Are negative roots keeping your grades down? Having a tough time with absolute value? Then it's time to let the Standard Deviants demystify the confusing world of pre-algebra with their award-winning style. Includes such topics as: basic linear equations, checking solutions, absolute value equations, graphing basics, quadrants, plotting points, graphing linear equations, boundary lines, area of intersection. Running time: 1 hr 45 min
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The Standard Deviants - Geometry Video Box (1998)

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 ASIN: 1581980493

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The Standard Deviants: Pre-Calculus, Part 1


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• ASIN: 630521378X

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The Standard Deviants demystify difficult pre-calculus topics with their light-on-boredom, heavy-on-information presentations. Topics covered include rational functions, systems of linear equations, systems of inequalities, rational functions (multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting), vertical asymptotes, horizontal asymptotes, graphing rational functions, graphing linear inequalities, discontinuities, finding roots, systems of linear equations, systems of inequalities. Running time: 1 hr 35 min  
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The Standard Deviants: Pre-Calculus, Part 2 (1996)

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Rated: NR

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• ASIN: 6305213798

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The Standard Deviants demystify difficult pre-calculus topics with their light-on-boredom, heavy-on-information presentations. Topics covered include rational functions, systems of linear equations, systems of inequalities, rational functions (multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting), vertical asymptotes, horizontal asymptotes, graphing rational functions, graphing linear inequalities, discontinuities, finding roots, systems of linear equations, systems of inequalities. Running time: 1 hr 35 min
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The Standard Deviants: Statistics, Part 1 (1998)


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Rated: NR
Starring: Donald Most et al.
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• ASIN: 6305214344

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Sample this! If statistics is just a bunch of boring Greek letters and mind-numbing words to you, pop the Standard Deviants Academic Team's Statistics, Part 1 into your VCR and watch probability come alive. You wouldn't know it's been meticulously designed by educators, students, and writers to make its subject simpler and more interesting than traditional textbooks unless you read the fine print, because its fast-paced action and captivating computer graphics are entertaining enough to watch on their own merits. Cleverly insinuating the basic concepts of statistics (description vs. inference, measures of central tendency, variance, and such) into humorous sketches and monologues, the highly praised Standard Deviants create an outstanding supplement for the frustrated student--but, as they warn, this tape is no substitute for texts and lectures; use it to complement a class. The package comes with a few "cheat sheets" that will help the viewer follow along, making a great deal even better. --Rob Lightner
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The Standard Deviants: Statistics, Part 2

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• ASIN: 6305214352

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Featuring Happy Days star Don Most this tape breaks down the often confusing elements of statistics, including sampling, the elements of a statistical problem, and the relative frequency histogram. Learn about the differences between mean, mode, and median through skits, mnemonics, and more. Includes such topics as: probability, continuous random variables, events, mutually exclusive events, random variables, Poisson distribution, binomial probability formula, urn model, discrete random variables, sampling with and without replacement. Running time: 1 hr 32 min
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The Standard Deviants: Statistics, Part 3


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• ASIN: 6305214360

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Featuring Happy Days star Don Most this tape breaks down the often confusing elements of statistics, including sampling, the elements of a statistical problem, and the relative frequency histogram. Learn about the differences between mean, mode, and median through skits, mnemonics and more. Includes such topics as: probability distributions for continuous random variables, confidence intervals, sampling distributions, hypothesis tests, mean of a sampling distribution, one and two tailed tests, standard error of the mean, small samples, large samples, degrees of freedom. Running time: 1 hr 19 min
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The Standard Deviants: Trigonometry, Part 1 (1997)


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• ASIN: 6305214204

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Has trigonometry tied your brain in knots? Does the mere mention of triangles make you tremble? Don't worry, get the Standard Deviants and learn how to solve confusing trig concepts with confidence. Includes such topics as: radians, the specials angles, right triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem, sine, cosine, tangent, law of cosines, law of sines. Running time: 1 hr 20 min
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The Standard Deviants: Trigonometry, Part 2 (1997)


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• ASIN: 6305214212

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Has trigonometry tied your brain in knots? Does the mere mention of triangles make you tremble? Don't worry, get the Standard Deviants and learn how to solve confusing Trig concepts with confidence. Includes such topics as: the unit circle, amplitude, the sine curve, identities, the cosine curve, double-angle formulas, the tangent curve, sum-to-product formulas, period. Running time: 1 hr 25 min
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The Standard Deviants: Pre-Algebra, Part 1


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• Color, NTSC
• ASIN: 6305214484

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Are negative roots keeping your grades down? Having a tough time with absolute value? Then it's time to let the Standard Deviants demystify the confusing world of pre-algebra with their award-winning style. Includes such topics as: rules of exponents, negative exponents, prime factorization, greatest common factor, least common multiple, absolute value, square roots, negative roots, fractional exponents, inequalities. Running time: 1 hr 45 min
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