Reviews of
ACTSAT Math Review
"I'm not a math person, so I don't know a lot about calculus, but my kids have done well using your curriculum for home school. My high school junior recently scored 740 out of 800 on the math portion of her SAT and was in the 97th percentile in math on her PSAT, ranking in the 99th percentile overall on both tests. My son is an honors freshman science major at a state university. He made an A in algebra first semester and currently has an A in trigonometry. (Yes, you can use this testimonial for your marketing).
Thanks for your help!
Kerri Lunsford
"My son took the SAT in October 2010 and scored a 600. Over the next 3 months I required him to watch the SAT DVDs. That was the only math he did during this time. In January 2011 he took the SAT again and scored a 720."
Kerri Lunsford
"My son has been through most of your SAT prep course...he just got a perfect score on the math section of the PSAT."
S. Allen
"We have used the Chalk Dust series exclusively since the 8th grade. We think "Uncle Buck" is awesome  he has a gift for explaining even the most complex topics. This past weekend, my son did a simulated testing session using one of the exams from the Real ACT book (actual copies of ACT exams used in the past, not practice tests written by Princeton or Barrons, etc.) and he scored a 35 on Math!"
Thanks!
Linda Sadeik
"We purchased the Math SAT Prep from Chalk Dust to help our daughter improve her SAT math score. The success she had using your educational material was phenomenal. Between the first and second SAT testing she improved her score from 560 to 710. Incredible! This far exceeded our expectations. Your program was the only change she made to her study habits. I would recommend this DVD to anyone seeking to make dramatic improvements in their SAT score. Thank you for an exceptional product."
Regards,
Margaret Goodrich
"My older son went through your courses. He scored a perfect 800 on the SAT Math IIC test, along with other very high scores in the math sections of his PSAT and SAT tests. He was a National Merit Scholar. He is now attending Ursinus College with a full tuition scholarship as a biology and philosophy major. He has been mastering college math courses and doing well. We attribute some of his success as an upper classman in high school, and some of his competence in college, to your courses, which enabled us to master higher math in a way we never could have on our own."
Cassandra Frear
"I'm an homeschooled 11th grader who has written to you several times before with math questions. Thanks so much for helping students like me via email! Your video programs have been really great; I've done both algebras, geometry, the SAT review tapes, and I am now finishing up trig. I never liked math much, but Chalk Dust is the best program I've ever done.
Anyway, this email is to let you know that although I'm anything but a math person, I just got a 1600 on my SATs. I am absolutely positive that I wouldn't have scored so well without Chalk Dust. So I wanted to write and say THANK YOU SO MUCH for your courses, especially the SAT review videos!!! :)
Sincerely,
Rebekah Wilhelm"
"We ordered the SAT Math Review after our daughter had disappointing scores on her first SAT attempt. After viewing your material, her scores increased dramatically and have translated into a $26,000 scholarship. I'd say that we made a very smart investment!
Thanks, The Wrights"
"In closing, we would like to say that we took the SAT last May and I got a 1400 (720 in math) and my sister got a 1330 (700 in math). We really feel you had alot to do with that because we have taken math with you from geometry on and your enthusiasm has contributed to our love of math and so we would like to thank you for everything."
Jake and Katie Laun"
"Our two collegeage children did great on their SATs (thanks to their Chalk Dust Math and the SAT prep videos) and ended up getting full scholarships to a small, private college in Kentucky."
God bless you all,
Ginger McCreery, for Jesse, Hannah and Rachel McCreery"
"Thank you for your helpfulness and excellent customer service. I continue to tell others how the Chalk Dust program has been a godsend for us."
Cordially,
Torri Raine"
Five, highquality videotapes offer more than 10 hours of concentrated review and preparation for the math portion of the SAT I.
Tapes are broken down under headings "Arithmetic, Part 1," "Arithmetic, Part 2," "Algebra," "Geometry," and "Other Topics, Quantitative Comparisons, and GridIns."
However, students really should go through all of the tapes no matter what their strengths and weaknesses since testtaking strategy tips are intermixed with review throughout the tapes.
Host Dana Mosely reviews some basic concepts on topics such as fractions, decimals, algebraic operations, probability, percents, and geometry then shifts to sample problems in formats students are likely to encounter on the test.
The review is not intended to substitute for skipped or failed courses but to serve as a refresher, thus the focus is primarily on practice solving problems as they are likely to appear on the test.
Mosely shares testtaking strategies, identifying clearly those strategies which might be different from the way a student would expect to tackle such problems in the classroom.
He also spends significant time on two peculiar math sections of the SAT, "Quantitative Comparisons" and "GridIn" type questions.
At the beginning of the tapes, Mosely tells us that he believes, as do many others, that the SAT is more a test of a student's SAT test taking skills than it is of mathmatical skills.
That is not to say that mathematical knowledge is irrelevant, but that knowing how the test works is bound to make a big difference in a student's score.
Students should practice taking sample tests to apply what they learn on these tapes so Chalk Dust includes a copy of the book Real SAT^{®}s (published by The College Board).
See the review of Real SAT^{®}s in this section. Tapes are available only as a complete set.
*SAT is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which is not associated with this videotape program.
Cathy Duffy, Home Run Enterprises
"The SAT preparation tapes were extremely helpful for my daughter, who was recently accepted by a private college at the age of sixteen. As a visual learner, she needed to actually see a teacher work the problems on the blackboard. The school admissions office waived her GED based on a high SAT score and personal recommendations. Only a year before, she had placed a mere 47th percentile on the math section of the PSAT. Her verbal scores were always high, but without these videos, I don't believe she would have been able to win an honors scholarship."
Dr. Mary Hood, The Relaxed Homeschooler
Dana Mosely, the "Silver Fox" of math instructors, is giving you One Last Chance to improve your math skills with this fivevideo series designed to prepare you for the SAT math test, but that also can be used to review highschool algebra and geometry in less trying circumstances. As you might expect from a math teacher, the emphasis here is more on actually learning the math than on "beating" the test.
Basically, you get every math topic covered on the SAT, covered in a logical sequence. You start with whole numbers and integers, and make it as far as fractions on the first video. The second one continues with decimals, percent, ratio, and proportion, averages, distance/rate/time calculations, and consumer problems. The third tape reviews algebra, while the fourth covers geometry. The last tape covers "other topics" from sequences to how to interpret graphs and charts, to how to do the "gridityourself" problems now included on the SAT. If you find that SATprep books aren't helping you enough with the math, and think a more visual approach with added explanations would help, these tapes might be worth the money.
*SAT is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which is not associated with this videotape program.
Mary Pride
Chalk Dust SAT* Math Review teaches every math topic covered on the SAT in a logical sequence. You start with whole numbers and integers, and make it as far as fractions on the first video. The second one continues with decimals, percent, ratio and proportion, averages, distance/rate/time calculations, and consumer problems. The third tape reviews algebra, while the fourth covers geometry. The last tape covers "other topics" from sequences to how to interpret graphs and charts, to how to do the "gridityourself" problems now included on the SAT. Free with this course: the 10 Real SATs workbook from The College Board, with 10 actual SAT tests from previous years for you to practice on.
Mary Pride
