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Rent Spanish: Part 1: The Standard Deviants on DVD Spanish: Part 1: The Standard Deviants
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Let the mad minds of The Standard Deviants teach you the fundamentals of speaking, reading and writing basic Spanish, including vocabulary, pronunciation and simple conversation, with quizzes to keep you on your toes. The lessons also cover numbers, pronouns, common verbs and the special characters of the Spanish alphabet, all presented with The Standard Deviants' trademark brand of humor and accessibility.
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Rent Learning Italian: The Basics on DVD Learning Italian: The Basics
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For anyone who wants to speak Italian -- either for a trip to Italy or just for fun -- this video from The Standard Deviants provides a leg up on the beautiful Romance language. The video covers basic Italian -- from the alphabet and how to pronounce each letter, to the different sounds contracted letters make. Also featured are example dialogues for travelers, days of the week, the numbers 1 to 100 and more.
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Rent Learn Writing Basics on DVD Learn Writing Basics
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Learn or relearn how to write a great paper, or polish your writing skills with this video from The Standard Deviants series. The video explains the parts of a written composition and demonstrates how to state a position and support it with meaningful analysis and referenced information. Topics include searching for key words, collecting and referencing information, writing multiple drafts, and crafting a conclusion.
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Rent Learn Spanish: Level 1 on DVD Learn Spanish: Level 1
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Discover how easy it can be to learn Spanish with this comprehensive language training program. This first volume introduces the Spanish alphabet and numbers, phrases for the time and day, frequently used greetings and more. Also included are lessons on the personal names and place-names most commonly encountered by visitors to Spanish-speaking countries.
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Rent Core Physics: Modern Physics on DVD Core Physics: Modern Physics
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Learn everything you need to know about modern physics with this comprehensive course. The program examines the discoveries and laws developed after the Industrial Revolution, when new paradigms arose to explain the universe. Topics include the discovery of the electron, the principle of quantum physics, chaos theory, Einstein's theories of special and general relativity, wave-particle duality and the uncertainty principle, quarks and more.
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Rent Basic Math: The Standard Deviants on DVD Basic Math: The Standard Deviants
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In "The Zany World of Basic Math," the Standard Deviants perform and educate in an entertaining, non-standard way. Using offbeat visual techniques and humor, the group makes understanding basic math concepts easier and more fun, teaching youngsters about addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, ratios and more. The tutorial concludes with brief quizzes and a "Grand Slam Exam" to test kids on how much they've learned.
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Special Interest, Math, Homework Help, Education & Guidance, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10
Rent Habla Espanol: Beyond the Basics on DVD Habla Espanol: Beyond the Basics
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The talented and lively Standard Deviants crew teaches viewers ways to understand the nature of language instead of guiding them by rote memorization. Learn the intricacies of grammar, numbers, verbs, conjugation, adjectives and more. How? Along with skits, musical performances and other creative programs designed by a team of educators, learners do drills and quizzes at the end of each segment, as well as a comprehensive exam.
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Rent Core Physics: Classical Physics on DVD Core Physics: Classical Physics
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Learn everything you need to know about the foundation of physics with this comprehensive course. The program examines the discoveries and laws of classical physics, a study based on principles developed in the years before quantum theory. Topics include spectral lines, electromagnetism, laws of thermodynamics, electricity produced from magnetism, the Doppler effect, Maxwell's equations and the discovery of X-rays and radioactivity.
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Rent Standard Deviants: Adv. Spanish/Basics on DVD Standard Deviants: Adv. Spanish/Basics
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Learn how to speak Spanish like a native with this fun educational program geared toward those who already have some background in the language. Part of the award-winning Standard Deviants series, the course begins with a review of basic concepts, including verb conjugation and gender. New lessons include irregular verbs, new verb constructions, prepositions, adverbs, direct and indirect object pronouns and more.
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Rent English Punctuation: The Standard Deviants on DVD English Punctuation: The Standard Deviants
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Learn to distinguish a colon from a comma, and all the punctuation marks in between from The Standard Deviants series. A lively cast of performers identifies the different punctuation marks and demonstrates how to use each in sentences and paragraphs. Also includes a series of lessons that focus on the rules for employing end marks like periods, questions marks, and exclamation points.
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Rent Standard Deviants: Advanced Spanish on DVD Standard Deviants: Advanced Spanish
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In this installment of the well-regarded Standard Deviants series, students of Spanish can learn all about modal and reflexive verbs, tenses, moods, commands, irregular verbs and subjunctive conjugations. Packed with fun conversations, informative graphics and inventive scenarios that will help you master the concepts, this fun tutorial will have you conjugating like crazy in no time.
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Rent Biology on DVD Biology
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Whether you need help with high school biology or are cramming for a college biology test, the Standard Deviants can help! You won't need a microscope or dissecting kit to begin this straightforward biology tutorial. The comprehensive lesson plan covers everything from cell structures, DNA and photosynthesis to endocytosis, mitosis, meiosis and more. Co-written by Joseph Neale, Ph.D. (Georgetown University) and Rob Dorit, Ph.D. (Yale University).
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Rent Learn Public Speaking on DVD Learn Public Speaking
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The Standard Deviants educators tackle one of humanity's greatest fears -- public speaking -- imparting lessons sure to make the next oral presentation a breeze (or something close to it). Like other subjects the team has tackled, public speaking is broken down into manageable segments, such as monitoring posture, keeping track of time and overcoming stage fright. When those skills are put together, a better public speaking experience ensues.
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Rent Learn World Geography on DVD Learn World Geography
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In this installment from the popular Standard Deviants learning series, viewers get to journey around the globe to explore different cultures and countries. Episodes include "North America, Ho!," "Safari, So Good," "Russian Around Europe" and more.
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Rent Learn Spanish: Level 2 on DVD Learn Spanish: Level 2
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Discover how easy it can be to learn Spanish with this comprehensive language training program. In addition to vocabulary-building exercises, this second volume introduces basic sentence structure and commonly used verbs. You'll also learn phrases important to everyday conversation, including those used in personal introduction.
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Rent Algebra: Vol. 1: The Standard Deviants on DVD Algebra: Vol. 1: The Standard Deviants
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The wacky minds behind the Standard Deviants series employ their trademark mix of movie parodies, songs, shameless puns and more to convey the lessons of algebra in a fun, clear and effective manner. The program includes segments on functions, algebraic properties, linear equations and more. Viewers can chart their progress with the interactive testing and practice exams, all easily accessed through the menu.
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Rent Algebra 1: Lesson 1: An Overview on DVD Algebra 1: Lesson 1: An Overview
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The first in a series of lessons, this fun instructional program will help anyone struggling to understand algebra. Engaging teacher Dr. Monica Neagoy's nontraditional style provides a unique overview by using real-world examples and illustrations. Topics include a look at the history and evolution of algebra; the development of algebraic symbolism; and the geometric and numeric currents.
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Rent Basic Sign Language on DVD Basic Sign Language
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In this instructional video that's designed for both adults and children, professional sign-language interpreter Renee Moore offers an easy-to-follow technique for learning American Sign Language (ASL). Lessons begin with fundamental skills, including the ASL alphabet's letters, and then progress to more complex material. With just a few viewings, you'll be able to communicate with hearing-impaired friends, family members and work associates.
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Rent Pre-Algebra Power: The Standard Deviants on DVD Pre-Algebra Power: The Standard Deviants
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An algebraic equation can be as befuddling as, well, an algebraic equation! But with the help of the crackerjack educational team called Standard Deviants, factors, tree diagrams, absolute values, infinities and radical expressions are broken down to understandable bits so students can calculate and compute with confidence. Standard Deviants prides itself on infusing complicated subjects with lots of fun so learning becomes almost effortless.
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Rent Core Biology on DVD Core Biology
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Featuring cutting-edge microcinematography and graphics, this innovative course covers the core concepts, discoveries and laws of biology. The series includes environmental sciences, plant sciences, microbiology and genetics and animal sciences. From Aristotle's zoological teachings to Darwin's theory of evolution, Mendel's genetic breakthroughs and more, this comprehensive course presents core biology findings in chronological order.
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Rent Talking Hands on DVD Talking Hands
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Studies have found that sign language can help even hearing children develop their early language skills. This instructional program teaches youngsters more than 30 words using signs based on American Sign Language and Signing Exact English. Fun to watch and easy to follow, the lessons demonstrate each sign clearly and thoroughly, giving children a boost in comprehension and communication.
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Rent Geometry: Vol. 1: The Standard Deviants on DVD Geometry: Vol. 1: The Standard Deviants
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Math haters take heart: The Standard Deviants take a daunting subject -- geometry -- and make it approachable through instruction that includes a heaping dose of humor, a smattering of technology and a raft of real-world examples. Designed by a panel of college professors and presented by an assortment of hams, the course covers all the geometry basics in a fast-paced but understandable manner. Flash cards, reviews and quizzes are included.
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Rent The Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus Tutor on DVD The Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus Tutor
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Packed with hours of one-on-one instruction, this educational video program is based on the simple belief that if immersed in the basics, anyone can learn complex math. Focusing on the rudiments of trigonometry and precalculus, chapter topics cover complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, angles, finding trig functions using triangles and the unit circle, graphing trig functions and trig identities.
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Rent Learn Spanish: Level 3 on DVD Learn Spanish: Level 3
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Discover how easy it can be to learn Spanish with this comprehensive language training program. This third volume introduces advanced concepts such as verb tense, complex sentences and informal conversation. Then, building on the skills acquired in the previous two lessons, you'll learn to understand and communicate more thoroughly and accurately.
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Rent English Grammar: Sentence Structure on DVD English Grammar: Sentence Structure
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Whether you're learning English as a second language or just want to communicate more effectively, this instructional video will help you master proper sentence structure, identify subjects and predicates and correctly use phrases and clauses. Also covered are avoiding the twin traps of run-on sentences and fragments. Short lessons are ideal for studying alone or with a group in preparation for the SAT or other standardized tests.
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Rent Getting Ahead: U.S. History on DVD Getting Ahead: U.S. History
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Through archival film, historical reenactments and dramatic narration, this four-disc series tells the story of America. By chronicling the country's 43 presidents, the program paints a picture of the eras in which they served and the figures who shaped the country's history. Fifth to eighth graders will feel as if they're witnessing history as it happens in this presentation that ranges from Colonial America to the terrorist attack of 9/11.
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Rent The Ultimate Physics Tutor on DVD The Ultimate Physics Tutor
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Using example problems as a hands-on tool, this physics tutorial offers 11 hours of lectures and walkthroughs of fundamental physics concepts. The approach of this homework and test-taking video helper is to carefully work through detailed example problems, covering such essential physics topics as velocity; equations of motion; projectile motion; Newton's laws; momentum and impulse; density and pressure; kinetic energy; and more.
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Rent Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 and More on DVD Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 and More
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Three kid-friendly stories impart important lessons in the realm of numbers and counting. In "Chicka Chicka 1-2-3," numbers one through 101 climb an apple tree and do battle with meddlesome bumblebees -- but which number will save the day? Then, in "How Much Is a Million?" and "If You Made a Million," Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician demystifies the concept of large numbers and explains the various forms of currency.
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Rent Introduction to Fractions on DVD Introduction to Fractions
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Take the mystery out of fractions with this introductory lesson from professor Murray Siegel. Step-by-step instructions guide you through the basics, such as simplifying, reducing, writing mixed numbers as improper fractions, equivalents and more. Plus, Siegel explains each part of the fraction in clear language, making it easy to learn this important aspect of mathematics.
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Rent Parlez-Vous Francais: Beyond the Basics on DVD Parlez-Vous Francais: Beyond the Basics
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A follow-up to Parlez-Vous Francais: Learning French, The Basics (French Part I), this video further explores the wonderful intricacies of learning French as it covers more difficult concepts such as articles, idioms, past tense, demonstrative adjectives and more. This second installment is recommended for students already familiar with the French alphabet and pronunciation. <i>Tr&#232;s magnifique!</i>
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Rent Parla Italiano: Nouns, Verbs & Adjectives on DVD Parla Italiano: Nouns, Verbs & Adjectives
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Learn the basics of Italian with this easy-to-follow tutorial led by the wild and crazy Standard Deviants -- the spirited troupe of actors and comedians that uses sketch comedy and eye-catching graphics to make learning fun. Designed for beginners as well as those looking for a refresher course, the engaging lesson covers grammar, vocabulary, definite and indefinite articles, conjugating verbs and much more.
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Rent Algebra 1: Lesson 2: The Evolution on DVD Algebra 1: Lesson 2: The Evolution
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Educator Monica Neagoy takes the mystery out of algebra with explicit examples of how it applies to everyday life. Using easy-to-follow anecdotes, she leads students step by step through important algebraic concepts such as sets of natural and whole numbers, rational and real numbers, and integers. Neagoy, a leading mathematics professor and pioneer in education consulting, makes learning the basics fun.
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Rent Standard Deviants: Titus / Romeo / Hamlet on DVD Standard Deviants: Titus / Romeo / Hamlet
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Focusing on three of William Shakespeare's tragedies -- his first, "Titus Andronicus"; the public's favorite," Romeo and Juliet"; and his most well-known, "Hamlet" -- this video provides a synopsis of each. We learn that the bard had to hone his craft after penning "Titus" and that "Hamlet" explores the philosophy of revenge. What makes Romeo and Juliet tragic figures and what's going on among that play's secondary character?
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Rent Learn Spanish: Spanish for Travelers on DVD Learn Spanish: Spanish for Travelers
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This easy-to-follow video tutorial can help anyone learn basic Spanish -- including typical greetings, how to navigate common tourist situations and simple grammar -- and also offers an introduction to the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. There's no better way to study a country than to learn the language, and this course is designed with travelers in mind, with tips on popular destinations supplementing the grammar and vocabulary lessons.
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Rent Pre-Algebra #2: The Standard Deviants on DVD Pre-Algebra #2: The Standard Deviants
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This installment of the Standard Deviants series, written by a team of university professors, expands on the concepts of pre-algebra in a quick no-nonsense style that lets you pause and rewind until you master the lesson. Topics include basic linear equations, checking solutions, absolute value equations, graphing basics, quadrants, plotting points, graphing linear equations, boundary lines and area of intersection.
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Rent Multiplication and Division on DVD Multiplication and Division
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Master fundamental multiplication and division, learn the meaning and usage of word multiplication, and discover the ability to multiply using the lattice method with this dynamic program from renowned math professor Murray Siegel. Through simple exercises, students will learn the logical process of multiplication, acquire the ability to make valid estimates for problems and obtain the capacity to explain division.
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Rent Rocketbook: The Great Gatsby on DVD Rocketbook: The Great Gatsby
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Discover F. Scott Fitzgerald's symbolism-infused Jazz Age classic with this guide to <i>The Great Gatsby</i>. Using a combination of text and imagery, Rocketbooks serve as a study companion for students at junior high school level and above. Engaging quizzes and in-depth analysis reinforce comprehension of the novel about the idealistic Nick Carraway, who becomes captivated by the gregarious Jay Gatsby and his Roaring '20s lifestyle.
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Rent Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 17-20 on DVD Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 17-20
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Instructors Larry and Sharon Solow offer four more signing lessons, on topics including colors, sports, family and more. After reviewing the previous lessons, the Solows continue to deepen viewers' understanding of this rich and useful language. In this volume of the award-winning series, the couple also touches on different technological devices that can aid deaf families in their homes, such as light-up doorbell signals.
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Rent Addition and Subtraction on DVD Addition and Subtraction
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Mathematician Murray Siegel leads you through a logical explanation of the building blocks of math: addition and subtraction. Beginning with a definition of what the word <i>number</i> actually means, Siegel provides a clear and inviting foundation. A leader in public school mathematics, Siegel has also spent much of his life devoted to adult education. His videos help students overcome the fears and anxiety that can surround mathematical concepts.
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Rent Everyday Spanish on DVD Everyday Spanish
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Discover how easy it is to learn Spanish with this simple instructional guide designed to help you master common conversational exchanges such as greetings, introductions, directions inquiries, restaurant orders and more. Topics include grammar, basic vocabulary, sentence structure, phrasing and more.
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Rent English Punctuation 2 on DVD English Punctuation 2
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Punctuation is often regarded as unimportant, but in fact, it holds great value in every single sentence. This sequel to the original English Punctuation provides an in-depth look at some of the more problematic types of punctuation, including the frequently misunderstood hyphen and apostrophe. Also featured are the correct uses for parentheses, brackets, slashes, ellipses, contractions and more.
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Rent Richard Lavoie: Motivation Breakthrough on DVD Richard Lavoie: Motivation Breakthrough
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Experienced educator Richard Lavoie shares effective techniques that can help teachers and parents turn kids into motivated achievers. In this instructional program, Lavoie debunks common myths about motivation, identifies six motivational styles and presents strategies to help any type of learner succeed. Children who are excited about learning are those who will get the most out of their education and thrive both in and out of the classroom.
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Rent English Grammar: Spelling on DVD English Grammar: Spelling
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Using easy-to-follow visual aids and simple practice exercises, this entry from the multipart English Grammar series teaches viewers the rules of spelling (and how to recognize exceptions) as well as the principles of proper capitalization. Whether you're new to English or you're just looking to brush up on your language skills, this effective instructional program is the one for you.
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Rent ESL: English as a Second Language on DVD ESL: English as a Second Language
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Start mastering the English language with this tutorial, which offers basic lessons on reading, pronunciation and conversational skills. This effective tool emphasizes pronunciation by having viewers repeat words and sounds spoken by a narrator. By completing and understanding these lessons, motivated students will greatly improve their language skills and soon start speaking English with confidence.
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Rent The 1st-7th Grade Math Tutor on DVD The 1st-7th Grade Math Tutor
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Using example problems as a hands-on tool, this basic math tutorial offers seven hours of easy-to-understand explanations of fundamental math concepts. The approach of this homework and test-taking video helper is to eliminate boring lectures and to carefully work through detailed example problems, so even those with no math skills can follow along. Essential math topics are covered, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
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Rent Talk the Talk: French on DVD Talk the Talk: French
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Learn the basic French you need to communicate with this easy-to-use interactive language program designed for beginners. More than 200 new words and phrases, on topics ranging from computers and technology to sports and travel, are delivered by native speakers to ensure proper pronunciation. Along the way, use the quiz feature to test your progress.
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Rent Talk More: Spanish on DVD Talk More: Spanish
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Beginner-to-intermediate students of Spanish will find this interactive program invaluable in learning key phrases and idioms useful in everyday situations, such as greeting others, ordering in restaurants and speaking on the telephone. A series of self-quizzes help you test your comprehension, and lessons by native speakers ensure that you'll quickly advance your knowledge of this unique language spoken by 350 million people worldwide.
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Rent Talk More: French on DVD Talk More: French
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Join native French speakers in this fun and interactive program designed for beginning to intermediate students who want to focus on additional vocabulary to use in real-world situations, such as talking on the telephone or in business settings. Quizzes of varying difficulty help you test your comprehension, and an engaging approach keeps you motivated as you increase your knowledge of this language spoken by 75 million people across the globe.
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Rent English Grammar: Parts of Speech on DVD English Grammar: Parts of Speech
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Emphasizing the varying roles of nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions and more, this instructional program uses everyday examples and exercises to help students build a proper foundation for writing and speaking English. From recognizing parts of speech to connecting thoughts with prepositions and conjunctions, the series covers all the basics needed to learn how to construct grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs.
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Rent Understanding Science: Vol. 3: Energy on DVD Understanding Science: Vol. 3: Energy
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Learn all about energy with this fun and effective instructional program led by lab coat-wearing teacher Dr. Science, who covers the fundamentals of energy and its various forms in this third volume of the educational series. Geared toward helping teachers introduce and explain scientific principles in an entertaining format, the informative Understanding Science series turns learning into an enjoyable experience.
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Rent Algebra 2 on DVD Algebra 2
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Return to the educational exploits of Idaho Bones and Boise as they build on the algebra concepts introduced in the first volume. This video includes discussions of quadratic equations, factoring, imaginary numbers, higher order polynomials and more concepts sure to help stoke your mathematics groove.
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Rent Talk More: German on DVD Talk More: German
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Native male and female speakers are your guides to everyday phrases and idioms in this unique interactive program designed to bring beginning students of German to the threshold of intermediate-level study. From business settings to talking on the telephone to greeting people on the street, the course will help you advance beyond the basics of this language spoken by some 100 million people across the planet.
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Rent Passing the Written DMV Test on DVD Passing the Written DMV Test
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If you'll be taking the Department of Motor Vehicles' written exam soon, this informative, easy-to-follow tutorial is your ticket to acing the test. The video condenses several days of tedious reading into a colorful 40-minute presentation. After viewing the main program, aspiring drivers can use the menu to select individual states and check out the handful of differences in driving laws among the 50 states.
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Rent Fundamental Geometric Concepts on DVD Fundamental Geometric Concepts
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Award-winning math teacher Jim Noggle helps demystify the essentials of geometry with this informative, well-organized educational video. Using a blackboard and flip charts, along with physical models of geometric objects, Noggle teaches students how to introduce and use the undefined terms, lines and planes; how to understand basic terminology of various expressions; and how to establish a linear system of measurement.
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Rent ESL Grammar: Verbs on DVD ESL Grammar: Verbs
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Using easy-to-follow visual aids and simple practice exercises, this entry in the multipart ESL Grammar series includes lessons on the six essential verb tenses, the tenses of irregular verbs and the proper usage of the subjunctive mood. Designed for students from middle school to adult level, this informative series is geared toward people who are learning English as a second language.
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Rent Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 29-32 on DVD Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 29-32
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After sitting through the next round of lessons in this award-winning sign language series, students will be able to communicate about topics such as going to the beauty parlor and going on vacation. American Sign Language instructors Sharon Neumann and Larry Solow continue their quest to teach basic skills, vocabulary and finger spelling, but also pause to review some of the more advanced lessons taught in previous episodes.
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Rent Science in Action: Color and Light on DVD Science in Action: Color and Light
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Intended to help students get a firm grasp on the elemental principles and concepts of science, this Telly Award-winning series uses eye-popping graphics and engaging live action segments to make learning fun.
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Rent Problem-Solving Techniques on DVD Problem-Solving Techniques
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This edition of the educational video series will teach you techniques designed to help you through nonstandard mathematical problems by using charts to simplify them. Instead of having you commit a specific algorithm or formula to memory to solve every kind of problem, the program illustrates a method that can be used as a starting point for working out an assortment of problems.
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Rent Siddhartha on DVD Siddhartha
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Harish Bhimani delivers a vivid, dramatized reading of Hermann Hesse's classic novel, which follows the story of a young Hindu prince, Siddhartha, who abandons his life of luxury in order to seek the meaning of existence and spiritual enlightenment. This program displays the novel's text on screen so viewers can read along with the narration, and colorful illustrations add another dimension to the story.
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Rent Fractions, Decimals and Percents on DVD Fractions, Decimals and Percents
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Learn the basics of fractions, decimals, and percents with this complete, easy-to-follow educational video course which covers how to write a fraction as a decimal, a decimal as a fraction, a decimal as a percent, or a percent as a decimal. Learning fractions, decimals, and percents has never been so easy!
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Rent Talk More: Japanese on DVD Talk More: Japanese
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Designed for students who've mastered the basics of Japanese but who want a transitional step before tackling intermediate-level courses, this program teaches common words and phrases used in everyday life. With lessons delivered by male and female native speakers, the interactive presentation also includes useful quizzes to help keep you on track.
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Rent Getting Ahead: World Geography on DVD Getting Ahead: World Geography
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The world expands and conflates all at once in this eye-opening four-disc series that takes viewers to 16 different countries and shows them what the days and nights are truly like for those who live there. The adventure-filled series brings to life the study of geography, with participants journeying to such far-flung locales as Israel, South Africa, the United Kingdom, France and China, and then meeting and learning from one another.
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Rent Algebra 1: Lesson 4 on DVD Algebra 1: Lesson 4
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Georgetown University mathematics lecturer Monica Neagoy leads you step by step through the basics of graphing calculators, including the uses of function, editing and statistics keys; variables; and equations relating to two axes. Neagoy effectively uses practical examples and historical anecdotes that will inform and entertain you, whether you need a refresher course or are learning for the first time.
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Rent Basic Math: Lesson 3: Long Division on DVD Basic Math: Lesson 3: Long Division
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Utilizing real-world examples, this educational program teaches viewers an easy-to-understand approach to solving long-division problems. Within no time at all, viewers will be able to make good estimates and divide by one- or two-digit divisors. The significance of the powerful mantra "divide, multiply, subtract, bring down" is explained thoroughly. Viewers will also learn why it is impossible to divide by zero.
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Murray Siegel
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Rent Algebra 1: Lesson 5 on DVD Algebra 1: Lesson 5
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Algebra was never this much fun. Georgetown University's Dr. Monica Neagoy covers input/output numerical tables, general formulas for the nth (positive) odd number, graphical representation and exploration, and more in this program. Combining real-world examples and interesting anecdotes, this lesson also delves into derivations of algebraic formulas and is perfect for first-time learners or anyone who needs a refresher course.
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Rent English Grammar: Sentence Complements on DVD English Grammar: Sentence Complements
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This installment in the popular educational series helps students learning English as a second language master the tricky art of using sentence complements -- words that describe or modify the subject of a sentence. Topics covered in this volume include understanding the difference between direct and indirect objects, distinguishing between transitive and intransitive verbs, and correctly using linking verbs with a complement to complete a thought.
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Rent Talk More: Italian on DVD Talk More: Italian
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Increase your facility with Italian in this interactive program designed for beginner-to-intermediate students, with an emphasis on vocabulary and everyday idioms. Featuring native speakers and an encouraging approach, the unique presentation covers greetings, phone conversations, ordering in a restaurant, business phrases and more. Handy quizzes help you test what you've learned.
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Rent Physical Geography: Volcanoes of the US on DVD Physical Geography: Volcanoes of the US
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From Mauna Loa in Hawaii to California's Mount Lassen and Washington's Mount Saint Helens, the United States is a surprising hotbed of volcanic activity. This educational film explores the country's best-known active and dormant volcanoes. The lessons here describe the inner workings of volcanoes; explain the geological forces that create these impressive but dangerous peaks; and define the different types of volcanoes.
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Rent Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 21-24 on DVD Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 21-24
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American Sign Language instructors Larry Solow and his wife, Sharon, continue their 40-part course on sign language essentials with the lessons "Fruits and Colors," "Emergency Signs," "Furniture" and "Golf." Using everyday situations from their lives to teach new words and concepts, the Solows demonstrate how they would use signing to set up a round of golf with Larry's father and to rearrange furniture in their home.
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Rent Advanced Algebra Tutor on DVD Advanced Algebra Tutor
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Seven hours of advanced algebra instruction from Math Tutor series founder Jason Gibson prepares students for college-level and advanced algebra courses. Would-be math scholars learn by doing as they work example problems that build in complexity. Lessons cover everything from graphs of functions and circles to quadratic functions, arithmetic and geometric sequences, graphing of rational functions, the binomial theorem and more.
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Rent Getting Ahead: Science on DVD Getting Ahead: Science
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Getting kids to learn science is easy when you ground tricky concepts in real-world examples. This four-disc series does just that, bringing core scientific concepts to life in a visually compelling way. Offering instruction on everything from the human body to fossils and dinosaurs, weather and climate, the states of matter and how simple machines work, these programs take science out of the classroom and bring it into students' lives.
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Rent Physical Geography: Earthquakes on DVD Physical Geography: Earthquakes
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This fascinating video goes behind the scenes with seismologists at the National Earthquake Center in Colorado to school viewers about the causes of temblors, methods of triangulating their epicenters, the Mercalli and Richter scales and more. You'll learn why certain areas are more prone to shakers than others and watch as scientists spring into action to record and analyze data from a real earthquake.
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Rent English Grammar: Agreement on DVD English Grammar: Agreement
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With this entry from the popular English Grammar instructional series, students learn proper word agreement as it pertains to subject-verb, pronoun-antecedent, gender, numbers and indefinite pronouns. Perfect for preparing for verbal standardized exams and designed for both classroom use and self-study, the informative series demystifies the complex rules and exceptions that are part and parcel to English grammar.
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Rent Physical Geography: Metamorphic Rocks on DVD Physical Geography: Metamorphic Rocks
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Prof. Laurence Jankowski explains the basic concepts of geology and physical geography, including how to identify different kinds of stones and the physical characteristics that scientists use to define rocks and minerals. This comprehensive educational video introduces the hardness scale and describes the powerful forces that create slate, schist, granite, marble and quartzite and how they change over time.
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Rent Talk the Talk: German on DVD Talk the Talk: German
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Learn the words and phrases you need for travel to Germany with this easy-to-use interactive language program designed for beginners. Native speakers deliver each lesson, so you'll get the right pronunciation every time. Topics include sports, travel, computers and technology and more. After the program, use the handy quiz feature to see how much you've learned.
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Rent Talk More: Chinese Mandarin on DVD Talk More: Chinese Mandarin
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Beginning and intermediate students of Chinese Mandarin will appreciate this interactive course's emphasis on practical phrases and their use in real-world situations, such as talking on the telephone and ordering in restaurants. Native speakers model dialogue with an emphasis on idiomatic meaning over word-for-word literal translation, and quizzes help encourage comprehension of this language spoken by more than 800 million people.
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Rent Getting Ahead: Mathematics on DVD Getting Ahead: Mathematics
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Math is made easy and -- dare we say it? -- perhaps even fun with this computer-animated series. The program's central characters, Sam and Amber, with the able assistance of mathematical oracle Numberella, use basic math to solve problems and carry out tasks on their Uncle Zak's planetoid, Junkiter. Each program teaches a single concept through the use of mnemonic rhymes, songs, and lively characters and stories.
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Rent Talk the Talk: Spanish on DVD Talk the Talk: Spanish
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You'll learn the basic Spanish vocabulary that you need to communicate thanks to this easy-to-use, interactive language video designed for beginners. To ensure proper pronunciation, native speakers deliver more than 200 words and phrases covering topics ranging from computers and technology to sports and hobbies. As you learn, the quiz feature lets you check your progress.
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Rent Getting Ahead: Reading & Writing on DVD Getting Ahead: Reading & Writing
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How better to introduce children to reading than by bringing beloved storybooks to life? That's the approach this four-disc Getting Ahead series takes. The program uses live-action footage and animation to enhance letter and word comprehension and spelling skills, encouraging youngsters to read and write creatively. Teachers have long relied on these instructional films; now, families can watch them in their own homes year-round.
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Rent ESL Grammar: Pronouns on DVD ESL Grammar: Pronouns
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If you're confusing "who" with "whom" and "its" with "it's," you're definitely not alone. That's why this instructional series designed for ESL speakers could also help those of us who cite English as our first language. In this installment, pronouns take center stage. Students will learn how to select the proper pronouns for a variety of scenarios, as well as how to decide whether they should be in the subject, personal or possessive form.
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Rent Algebra 1: Lesson 6 on DVD Algebra 1: Lesson 6
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The sixth installment of this ongoing series designed to teach students the basics of algebra tackles multiple representations of linear functions, a concept that sounds more complicated than it is. Using nontraditional tutoring methods, educator Monica Neagoy demonstrates how to use a graphing calculator to represent a function and then explains how to translate verbal information into solvable algebraic equations.
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Rent Talk More: Portuguese on DVD Talk More: Portuguese
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Beginning-to-intermediate students of Portuguese will appreciate this interactive course's focus on practical phrases and their use in real-world situations, such as talking on the telephone and ordering in restaurants. Native speakers model dialogue with an emphasis on idiomatic meaning over word-for-word literal translation, and quizzes help test your comprehension of this language spoken by more than 200 million people throughout the world.
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Rent English Grammar: Modifiers on DVD English Grammar: Modifiers
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This instructive video is designed to help those learning English as a second language (or English speakers looking to brush up on their skills) to communicate more precisely by harnessing the descriptive power of adverbs and adjectives. This lesson focuses on helping students avoid common mistakes such as using misplaced or dangling modifiers, and also emphasizes the proper use of superlatives.
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Rent Talk More: Classical Arabic on DVD Talk More: Classical Arabic
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Featuring native speakers and an emphasis on everyday, idiomatic interaction, this unique course is your key to advancing beyond the basics of learning Classical Arabic to the threshold of intermediate-level study. The interactive program encourages practical application of your knowledge and includes quizzes to help aid your comprehension of this language spoken by some 150 million people worldwide.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 5: The SI System on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 5: The SI System
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This volume of the innovative science series explores the metric system. While various versions exist, the International System of Units (in French, <i>Le Syst&#232;me International d'Unit&#233;s</i>, or <i>SI</i>) has been standard since the 1960s and is used worldwide. Designed to give a framework for logical reasoning, the lessons teach high school students how to understand the metric system, instead of simply memorizing answers.
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Rent Algebra 1: Lesson 7 on DVD Algebra 1: Lesson 7
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In the seventh lesson of this popular algebra course, Georgetown University's Dr. Monica Neagoy explains the effect of the numerical coefficients a and b, and the use of parallel and perpendicular lines in graphical representations. Combining interesting anecdotes and real-world examples, this lesson also covers derivations of algebraic formulas and is perfect for newbie learners or anyone who needs a course that refreshes their skills.
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Rent 16th & 17th Century on DVD 16th & 17th Century
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Chronicled in this series are key events that happened during the 200 years leading up to the United States of America's formation. Beginning with Spanish conquistadors exploring the southeastern U.S. and concluding with 12 self-governed English colonies established along the Atlantic seaboard, this program also examines the important contributions of historical figures such as Ponce de Le&#243;n, John Smith, Pocahontas and William Penn.
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Rent ESL Grammar: Parallel Structure on DVD ESL Grammar: Parallel Structure
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This program helps students learning English as a second language understand the role of parallel structure, including how to properly use gerunds, infinitives and verbs in tandem with structure to effectively link related ideas. Other topics covered in this volume include identifying and correcting awkward errors in sentence structure, the appropriate use of ellipses and other key concepts in English grammar.
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Rent Talk the Talk: Chinese Mandarin on DVD Talk the Talk: Chinese Mandarin
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The official language of China and Taiwan, Mandarin is spoken by most of those countries' more than 1 billion people. This interactive program guides beginners through this intricate language, with native speakers saying each new word or phrase. The lessons also help distinguish the tonal differences that give the same word different meanings. Topics include sports, computers, travel and more, and a quiz feature keeps you on track.
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Rent Solving Simple Equations on DVD Solving Simple Equations
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Math wizard Dr. Murray Siegel demonstrates how to solve simple linear equations with one variable in this volume of the Basic Math series. He also teaches students the foundations and importance of algebra. Lessons gradually become more complex, and by the end of the program, students are able to, with confidence, add and subtract whole numbers and check their answers by using the original equation.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 8: The Mole on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 8: The Mole
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The concept of the mole is explored in this volume of the innovative science series designed to give high school students the framework for logical reasoning to work out solutions to chemistry challenges instead of simply memorizing answers. The mole is a unit of measurement created by scientists, an absolute number used to count atoms, molecules and other elementary particles. Instructions on formulas for counting moles are included.
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Rent Just the Facts: Executive Branch of Govt. on DVD Just the Facts: Executive Branch of Govt.
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Get a close-up look at the most powerful branch of American government -- the executive branch. This fascinating program analyzes the powers of the president from a legal and historical point of view in a fast-paced, fun way. You'll see how past presidents had varying opinions on the exact scope and parameters of their own power -- and how a few overstepped those bounds, including Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Richard Nixon.
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Rent Getting Ahead: Primary Science on DVD Getting Ahead: Primary Science
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Taking advantage of children's natural curiosity and love of exploration, this four-disc series uses live-action footage as well as animation to introduce youngsters to various science topics. Covered here are the topics likely to interest kids most, such as baby animals, changing seasons, dinosaur life and more. Teachers have long relied on these instructional films; now, families can watch them in their own homes year-round.
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Rent Inductive Reasoning on DVD Inductive Reasoning
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Join math whiz Jim Noggle for this clear, comprehensive series that takes the mystery out of geometry. In this volume, Noggle explains the essentials of inductive and deductive reasoning and their importance in mathematical relationships. The easy-to-follow instruction provides real-world examples of inductive and deductive reasoning, making it easier for viewers to understand their role in geometry.
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Rent Subtracting Fractions on DVD Subtracting Fractions
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Professor Murray H. Siegel teaches this mathematics lesson involving fractions. The easy-to-follow course covers subtracting fractions, mixed numbers, borrowing numbers when subtracting mixed numbers and more. Part of the Teaching Company's series of educational programs, this lesson explains why a mathematical operation works and how it relates to other areas of mathematics, and covers practical applications and alternative methods.
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Rent Multiplying Fractions on DVD Multiplying Fractions
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Learn the basics of multiplying fractions with this complete, easy-to-follow educational video course which covers how to execute the canceling process, multiply fractions, multiply mixed numbers (and more then two mixed numbers), and more. Learning math has never been so easy!
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Rent Algebra 1: Lesson 9 on DVD Algebra 1: Lesson 9
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Using nontraditional methods to make learning dynamic, educator Monica Neagoy leads the ninth installment of the ongoing series designed to teach basic algebraic concepts. In this volume, Neagoy focuses on solving problems with linear equations, beginning with a brief history of problem solving before moving on to explain how to derive an algebraic equation though functional exploration and symbolic manipulation.
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Rent Ecosystems & Environment: Water & Weather on DVD Ecosystems & Environment: Water & Weather
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Behind the beauty and wonder of the great outdoors is a vast web of scientific principles. These two informative educational episodes from the Tell Me Why series explain the concepts behind a host of natural phenomena. Perfect for younger viewers, these programs cover such topics as oceans, rainbows, the seasons, the Gulf Stream, the biosphere, rain forests, wetlands, biodiversity, global warming, renewable energy, greenhouse gases and more.
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Rent Talk the Talk: Italian on DVD Talk the Talk: Italian
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Traveling to Italy? This easy-to-use interactive language program will teach you more than 200 useful Italian words and phrases. Delivered by native speakers, the lessons cover topics ranging from sports and hobbies to computers and technology. As you learn, check your progress with quizzes that test vocabulary and pronunciation.
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Rent Robinson Crusoe on DVD Robinson Crusoe
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After witnessing all his shipmates drown at sea, Robinson Crusoe survives by reaching the safety of a remote tropical island. Follow the amazing adventures of this castaway as he builds a new life for himself and encounters unexpected visitors. Daniel Defoe's classic tale of survival is told through the splendid narration of Dick Hill and the wonderful illustrations of Frank Godwin, Walter Paget and N.C. Wyeth.
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