Math-U-See Algebra 1 Level Up Base Set

Math-U-See Algebra 1 Level Up Base Set

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Item #: 071139
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Product Description:

The Level Up BASE set has been created for families that own the required Integer Block Kit and Algebra/Decimal Inserts. This set includes the Instruction manual with complete solutions, Instruction DVD, Student Workbook, Test book, and 12 months of access to the Digital Package.

Publisher Description:

For customers who already have the required Integer Block Kit and Algebra/Decimal Inserts, this Set includes Algebra 1: Instruction Manual with complete solutions, Instruction DVD, Student Workbook, Tests booklet, and 12 months of access to the Algebra 1 Digital Pack. Topics covered in Algebra 1 include graphing, simultaneous equations, exponents, polynomials, unit multipliers, and more. (As we reprint our books in each level of Pre-Algebra through Calculus, we are changing the title of the "Honors" pages to "Application and Enrichment" to mirror our lower-level books. This change is intended to clarify that this content extends lesson concepts but does not include academic "Honors"-level coursework and the designation "Honors" cannot be added to student transcripts even if all pages are completed. The content and solutions are unchanged, but for a short transitional period, books within a level may be inconsistent in the name of these pages.)

Category Description for Math-U-See:

We are excited to now offer this "tried and true" homeschool favorite math program! It sets itself apart from other math curricula with its focus on creating effective problem solvers who understand the underlying concepts in math and can apply math to real life situations. Honestly, as an adult, how many of us wish we would have learned math in this manner?

Following a 3-step learning method: build, write, and say, Math U See is truly multisensory.

Each level offers DVD instruction for the parent/teacher and student, manipulatives (through Geometry level), and worksheets for mastery of math concepts evidenced by the students ability to teach the parent the concept by the end of the lesson. Because Math-U-See (MUS) is mastery-based, students may enter the program at any level depending on their concept proficiency. The authors have chosen to use the Greek alphabet to demonstrate the sequence of concepts taught rather than a grade level. It is highly recommended that all students (unless beginning with Primer) take a placement test (opens in new window) to ensure mastery of any previously taught concepts. Placement tests are now readily available at

Lessons follow a similar format. Watch the DVD lesson (parent first and then child/parent), work through lesson examples in the instruction manual together, and complete worksheets. Each lesson concludes with a test. Cumulative unit tests are scheduled regularly to assure students retain previous teaching. Each level concludes with a final test covering all concepts taught. These tests begin in Alpha, not Primer.

Lets explore the components necessary for success. Instructional DVDs are available in the Universal and Level Up Sets (more info on sets below). The DVDs provide parent-teachers an introduction to the MUS vision and methodology before transitioning to instructional lessons. Teaching lessons are designed to be viewed by the parent first, followed by the student and parent (or student only at the upper levels or as the student demonstrates the ability to view independently). Each teaching segment is 5-8 minutes in length and is taught in front of a group of students and parents, which you occasionally hear responding (or building with the manipulatives). The camera is focused on Mr. Demme, who explains and demonstrates the lessons on a large white board with magnetic manipulatives (or drawings). Lessons are clearly explained and easy to follow. Integral to the program, the DVDs provide much needed teaching support.

Also essential is the Math U See Instruction Manual.

This hardcover book provides a curriculum sequence and introductory "how-to-use" information that outlines the MUS four-step teaching process: Prepare for the lesson, present the new topic, practice for mastery, and progress after mastery. Teaching instruction with example problems for each lesson, solutions for the worksheets and tests, and a helpful glossary and index are included. The instruction is not scripted but is clearly presented and easy to implement.

Demme Learning Consumable student worktexts

contain a mix of practice problems and word problems. Space is provided to work out the problems, but some students may prefer having access to "scratch paper" to work problems, especially at the higher levels. The front of the student worktext includes space to record grades for worksheet pages and tests.

Demme Learning Consumable test booklets

are provided to evaluate student progress. Parents are encouraged to reteach previous lessons if the student does not do well. Mastery is the goal, and lessons build upon one another so that future success is dependent on students really knowing the previous concept.

Demme Learning Manipulatives Integer Block Set

Additional components include the Integer Block Set, a 133-piece manipulative blocks set that is used from Primer through Algebra 1. This is a set of plastic interlocking blocks with blocks in different colors designed to represent each number from one through ten (there is a hundred block as well). A Fraction Overlay Kit is utilized in the Epsilon course to teach fractions. This set is color-coordinated with the Integer Block Set to aid students in learning fractions. Beginning with Zeta and utilized through Algebra 1 is the Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit which is used with the Integer Block Kit to teach advanced decimal and algebra concepts. Finally, the optional Skip Count CD and Songbook is a suggested complement to the Primer through Gamma courses and will help your student learn their skip counting and addition facts. There are two versions of the songs on the CD, one with Christian lyrics and the other with the lyrics taken from science and literature. The Primer through Gamma Universal Kits include online access to the Skip Count Songs MP3s and songbook PDF. Please note, the online Skip Count MP3 includes the Science and Literature lyrics and not the Christian version.

Math U see Primer

Unlike the other levels, Primer, the entry level, is designed to provide a broad overview and introduction to various math topics which will be mastered in a later level. Teaching children that math is fun and leading them to love math is the goal at this level. With this big picture approach, this course lends itself to children who are beginning to recognize numbers but have not mastered counting to ten verbally or are unable to recognize the numbers 0 to 10. If your child is comfortable with both and is ready for formalized instruction, the Alpha Placement Test is recommended.

As mentioned, the elementary books are taught sequentially and are

Category Description for Math-U-See Algebra 1:

Mastery of basic properties, solving equations (including simultaneous equations), coin problems, exponents and square roots, scientific notation, unit multipliers, and metric conversions. Graphing lines is taught in detail, and graphing conic sections is introduced. Polynomial operations are also taught.


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Simple and easy to use and understand
Camille T on Sep 24, 2019
Still trying to find an algebra program that clicks.
dana d on Aug 27, 2019
Simple and easy to use and understand
Camille T on Sep 24, 2019
Taking a class and using this curriculum.
Cecilia A on Sep 5, 2019
Still trying to find an algebra program that clicks.
dana d on Aug 27, 2019
Used Math-U-See Pre Algebra last year and it was a big success!
Kathryn S on Aug 16, 2019
I am hoping to math more enjoyable.
Ellen L on Aug 5, 2019
Love Math-U-See
Lisa F on Aug 4, 2019
We had completed Pre Algebra and needed this set to move forward.
Angie D on Jul 29, 2019
My child did well with the Pre-Algebra so we are moving on.
Meredith H on Jul 28, 2019
We love Math-U-See. Have been using it since the beginning.
Jason P on Jul 19, 2019
I used Math U See pre-algebra with my child who struggles with math. This curriculum is a good fit for her so we are going to do algebra this school year.
Carrie S on Jul 17, 2019
We love MathUSee and use it with all our kids
Lanette F on Jun 13, 2019
My daughter needs a summer course in algebra 1 to catch her up before entering algebra 2.
Tammy I on Jun 1, 2019
I love the way Math U See shows why math works instead of just how.
Douglas E on Mar 6, 2019
Math-U-See has been working well for our sons and so we plan to continue with the next level.
Michael M on Feb 24, 2019
Math U See has seen us through almost all the levels of math up through Algebra II. We are very thankful for Steve Demme!
Deborah A on Sep 16, 2018
We used math u see last year for the first time and my students loved the pace and felt confident in what they learned in math. My oldest said last year was "The golden year of Math." so that gives you some idea how they felt towards the curriculum.
Rebecca B on Sep 14, 2018
We have used Math-U-See for about 5 years now and have really enjoyed the theory behind it and ease of using it.
Lisa B on Sep 11, 2018
Best Math program ever. I've used this in homeschooling three kids - all the way from preschool to high school.
Christina G on Aug 27, 2018
Carrie M on Aug 21, 2018
recommended by friend
Kora F on Aug 8, 2018
We ordered this because it provides what we need for the next level in the math program we are using. Also, we appreciated that it was in stock and available and that free shipping was an option. Rainbow Resource has been recommended to us as a reliable supplier and we will likely be ordering other curriculum items here in future.
Sandra M on Aug 2, 2018
Easy to teach from and learn from.
Rebekah T on Aug 1, 2018
Love Math u see first time using algebra
Tiffany L on Jul 19, 2018
all my kids love math u see
Danielle G on Jun 1, 2018
Math-U-See is a fantastic program that works well for all types of learners.
Kambria G on Apr 25, 2018
We love Math U See
mary ellen s on Apr 24, 2018
Love this program!
Gloria O on Mar 30, 2018
I have used rainbow resources before and loved it. They also offer free shipping
Teresa G on Mar 8, 2018
I used math u see when at the beginning of my children's math to help build the base. Math u see breaks down the information in a manner that makes it easy to understand and apply. My younger two children have struggled in junior high to high school courses so I decided to go back to Math U See.
Shelly D on Feb 27, 2018
My son was struggling with math until we switched to Math-U-See at the Epsilon level. Now he is almost caught up and is even enjoying math!
Robin E W on Feb 22, 2018
Free shipping
Shirley O on Jan 26, 2018
I picked this product because I would like my son to have a complete program to teach him Algebra 1, this product comes with the student workbook, DVD, and teacher book. Also, I have used Math U See in the past and it worked great for my kids,
Melinda K on Jan 25, 2018
I like the product.
Kimberly G on Jan 6, 2018
You Tube recommendation
nancy r on Dec 30, 2017
Taking a class and using this curriculum.
Cecilia A on Sep 5, 2019
Used Math-U-See Pre Algebra last year and it was a big success!
Kathryn S on Aug 16, 2019
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complete program
I have been using MathUSee from Pre-Algebra up to Pre-Calculus. This program also offer an online course that follows the book. I like how there is a cd that goes over each lesson. I like how there are 2 pages practice everyday. I like the teachers guide. It gives the answers with how they came to the answer. I like how they present the concepts, easy and basic. The student can do the work by themselves and just go to the mom when they are stuck. Of course I have only used the course for older (7th grade and above) students.
The only complaint is that I wish they had extra work. Sometimes if a student doesn't quite grasp the topic there aren't any more problems. I wish they had an extra practice booklet. (they do have some online extra work but not for everything)
September 19, 2018
1 year ago

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