Math-U-See Beta Level Up Set

Math-U-See Beta Level Up Set

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Product Description:

Level Up Sets are designed for families who own the Integer Manipulative Set. Includes 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 Beta: Instruction Manual with complete solutions, Instruction DVD, Student Workbook, Tests booklet, and 12 months of access to the Beta Digital Pack, which includes the Skip Count Songs MP3s and Songbook PDF. The Beta level covers addition and subtraction of multiple-digit numbers 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 Beta:

Mastery of place value and using it to add/subtract-specifically multi-digit addition and subtraction. Additional topics include telling and writing time by hours and minutes, adding and subtracting US currency, measuring and estimating length with inches/feet and centimeters/meters, comparison of numbers and lengths, perimeter of polygon, and interpretation of data in plots and graphs.




Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ALL GRADES:



Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade Start
2
Grade End
3
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Brand Name
Demme Learning
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that is what we have been using since we have been homeschooling.
Mary Kate P on Aug 20, 2019
The Alpha was a great choice for my kindergartner last year so I chose to use Beta for the upcoming year in 1st grade.
Kalee S on Jul 27, 2019
that is what we have been using since we have been homeschooling.
Mary Kate P on Aug 20, 2019
Son is leveling up from Alpha.
Lisa H on Aug 6, 2019
The Alpha was a great choice for my kindergartner last year so I chose to use Beta for the upcoming year in 1st grade.
Kalee S on Jul 27, 2019
I have use other levels before with other children
Sonja J on Jul 26, 2019
love this math program, especially helpful for kindergarten through 3rd grade
Brittany M on Jul 16, 2019
We've been working with Mathusee since we've started homeschooling. It's a pretty easy curriculum to follow for a busy mom like me and gentle approach for my kids who wants to be an engineer in the future.
Sherryll C on Jul 5, 2019
2 reasons: It was suggested as a good math curriculum by Ambleside and I have family that speaks well of math u see.
Becky S on Jun 25, 2019
I'm looking for a hands on method of learning math.
Tammy I on Jun 1, 2019
We used Alpha level and are ready for Beta.
Jennifer T on May 6, 2019
We used Math-U-See Alpha with our son and he has done very well with it! He's now ready for the next level and I want him to continue with the Math-U-See program.
User on Mar 19, 2019
We started with the Math-U-See program and it has totally been a success.
Debbie W on Mar 1, 2019
I like the way that Steve Demmi makes math visual!
Joanna M on Jan 25, 2019
great curriculum for my kiddos
Natalie S on Nov 30, 2018
dyslexic son
micah s on Oct 4, 2018
Our son loves the Math U See program. We've been through Primer and Alpha, so naturally Beta is our next step. He is amazing at math and I presume this program has something to do with it, plus his natural ability. He looks forward to math and we usually do a few sheets per day as he begs to do more than one. Hopefully this love and understanding of the material continues.
Inna A on Sep 30, 2018
we're ready for the next level of math in our homeschool adventure!
Jessica C on Sep 1, 2018
My son needed the next level up in this math program
Calli W on Jul 31, 2018
WE have used Math U See for two years prior and love it.
Iris P on Jul 24, 2018
Great curriculum!
Gabriela P on Jul 18, 2018
I have been using this curriculum from the beginning of our homeschool journey ,and I love it!!!
Amy S on Jul 6, 2018
My daughter is moving up from Math-U-See Alpha. We like the math-u-see method.
Catherine L on Jun 14, 2018
We finished the Alpha set and it worked great. Time to level up ;)
Jamie D on May 28, 2018
We used the Malth U See Alpha and were happy with it so are now trying the next level of Beta.
Cherrise P on May 24, 2018
Our daughter excelled with Alpha so we are continuing the Beta.
Ashley H on May 13, 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
homeschool friends recommended to me
Britney b on Mar 26, 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
I am already using Math-U-See with my other older children. My 7-year old needed more challenge in his math, so I decided I would switch him over already.
User on Mar 20, 2018
Math U See is a great program for all our four boys! The manipulatives, video lessons and progressive concepts make math easy and fun for our kiddos!
Rebekah S on Feb 5, 2018
We have really enjoyed the Alpha series for "Math U See" and are ready to start another year!
Andrea G on Jan 29, 2018
Son is leveling up from Alpha.
Lisa H on Aug 6, 2019
I have use other levels before with other children
Sonja J on Jul 26, 2019
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