LITTLE ROCK, Ark., October 18, 2006–After selling thousands of copies of Algebra’scool and winning ten awards for both educational content and DVD design, as well as learning a lot about bringing this new DVD technology to schools, BestQuest Teaching Systems has created the prequel to algebra — Math’scool.

Quantitative and qualitative research conducted to test effectiveness, efficiency, and teacher/student receptiveness to the new DVD technology used in Algebra’scool helped BestQuest program developers create an even more engaging, interactive DVD program for middle school mathematics.

Math’scool provides pre-algebra instruction through dynamic graphics, illustrations, diagrams, models, and real-world problem solving situations in every lesson. Employing high-quality audio and video graphics, Math’scool uses animated characters and appealing storylines to motivate students to learn complex mathematical concepts typically presented in grades 5-8.

More portable than a book or videotape, teachers simply pop a Math’scool DVD into a DVD-equipped computer or a DVD player connected to a television to begin this innovative learning experience. Educators can take a linear path through the content, or they can use the DVDs to seamlessly navigate between lesson content as well as between content and associated tools, such as manipulatives and calculators.

Math’scool provides educators with pre-algebra curriculum that includes lessons delivered via DVD with supporting print material for instructors and students. According to Joe Irby, president of BestQuest Teaching Systems, “Our customers love Algebra’scool and have been asking for a pre-algebra product. We developed Math’scool to help educators capture interest and build enthusiasm for general math in middle school students as well as to help them acquire those skills needed to learn algebra.”

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 through Lesson Notes, Guided Practice, Challenge Problems, Independent Practice, and Additional Practice. All of the student materials, which include two assessment tests for every module, are included as blackline masters for immediate replication and on modifiable CDs provided to assist the teacher in individualizing instruction for classrooms.

Mathematics educators, professional content writers, and instructional design specialists are developing the program to meet national mathematics standards. One of Hollywood’s hottest DVD design companies, Scope Seven, is responsible for bringing the content to life on DVD.

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. Pricing after December is $249 per module. The first four curriculum modules of Math’scool are now available 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 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. For company and product information, visit BestQuest Teaching Systems on the Web at or call 866-882-2665.


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