Math-U-See Alpha Level Up Set

Math-U-See Alpha Level Up Set

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Item #: 071146
Grades: K-1
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Product Description:

Families who own the necessary manipulatives can take advantage of the Level Up Sets which include the Instruction Manual, DVD, consumable student books and 12-month access to the Digital package.

Publisher Description:

For customers who already have the required Integer Block Kit, this Set includes Alpha: Instruction Manual with solutions, Instruction DVD, Student Workbook, Tests booklet, and 12 months of access to the Alpha Digital Pack, which includes the Skip Count Songs MP3s and Songbook PDF. The Alpha level covers single-digit addition and subtraction, place value, and other topics.

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 rainbowresource.mathusee.com/

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 Alpha:

Major concepts mastered include place value, single-digit addition and subtraction, and solving for the unknown addend. Additional topics include time (hours and minutes), shapes, measurement (length), skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s and 100s, word problems and understanding halves and fourths.




Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ALL GRADES:



Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade Start
K
Grade End
1
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My daughter used Math-U-See Primer for Kindergarten and I felt it was perfect for her. It moved at a good pace and she learned alot from it.
Jessica G on Jul 20, 2019
Ive heard good things about this program.
Melissa W on Feb 6, 2019
My daughter used Math-U-See Primer for Kindergarten and I felt it was perfect for her. It moved at a good pace and she learned alot from it.
Jessica G on Jul 20, 2019
We've been using Math U See as our primary math curriculum and love it!
Tiffany K on Feb 26, 2019
Ive heard good things about this program.
Melissa W on Feb 6, 2019
We just finished Primer
Tricia Q on Nov 14, 2018
Love this curriculum.
Tyrell H on Sep 4, 2018
You offered free shipping and the item wasn't marked on "backorder" :)
Kristin N on Aug 22, 2018
I also ordered the Primer set, but I know my daughter will blast through it quickly. I ordered this set to have on hand so that there is no break between the levels as we wait for things to ship. After seeing several reviews on YouTube, I am sure she will enjoy learning with this curriculum.
Samantha S on Aug 17, 2018
Moving up levels
Teresa C on Aug 13, 2018
We've used math u see before and it works well with are family. Especially the manipulatives that make it hands on.
Tanya R on Jun 22, 2018
We just completed the Math-U-See Primer level, and we LOVE it! We are excited to start the next set!
Jennifer M on May 17, 2018
Simple and easy to teach w/just enough hands on to make it fun but not overwhelming and time consuming.
Brittany C on Apr 19, 2018
I love the hands on math and the visual learning as well as the hearing with songs and such. Thank you!
Kera G on Apr 13, 2018
We are trying this out for the first time. What I am attracted to is the practicality of the method. It uses Math as a language that is universal, rather then by sub standard grade level requirement for marked intelligence. I will review it once we've used it and I am sure of its quality. However, I'm sure we will not be disappointed.
Lyndsey L on Mar 20, 2018
Math-U-See Primer was an excellent choice for our daughter. We're ready for the next level.
Amy M on Mar 7, 2018
I had already completed the math-u-see primer level
Candi T on Mar 5, 2018
My daughter currently loves the Primer version of Math u see, so we plan to continue with the program to the next level. We love the style of this curriculum.
Nicholas H on Feb 18, 2018
This is a great program that builds off mastered skills. I intend to continue to use it all the way through my child's homeschool experience.
Tracy L on Jan 24, 2018
recommended by a friend
Jill C on Jan 6, 2018
We've been using Math U See as our primary math curriculum and love it!
Tiffany K on Feb 26, 2019
We just finished Primer
Tricia Q on Nov 14, 2018
What is the digital pack?
A shopper on Mar 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have not accessed any of it. But I think it's just access to everything in the physical pack online, plus songs. I just realized it says it has songs so I am going to check it out now!
Digital packages include streaming instruction videos and online Instruction Manual, lesson solutions, and other online resources from any browser. You'll also have access to the MUS Digital Manipulatives, using Chrome or Safari browsers.Primer through Gamma digital packages include Skip Count Songs MP3 and PDF songbook.
What year was this published (or what is the ISBN#?)
A shopper on Feb 13, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: The copyright is 2012.
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Love it! Great continuation from Primer. My daughter was so excited to open and get started.
September 6, 2019
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3 months ago
We love Math U See.
March 29, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Good, solid Math.
We love Math-U-See in this house. It breaks everything down in simple steps and gives kids multiple ways of attacking each problem. We’re almost done Beta with the oldest and have just started Alpha with the middle. It has worked well for both despite very different learning styles.
December 5, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
My mom used math you see When she home schooled me and my sister. We both graduated with degrees in physics .the program is even better now
April 6, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago

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