Math-U-See Beta Student Pack

Math-U-See Beta Student Pack

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Item #: 071150
ISBN: 9781608260737
Grades: 2-3
Note: Teacher materials are necessary to use the student materials and these are sold in Universal or Level Up sets only.

Product Description:

The Beta Student Pack includes the consumable Student Workbook and Test Booklet.

The consumable Student Worktexts contains 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.

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.


Publisher Description:

The Beta Student Pack contains the Student Workbook with lesson-by-lesson worksheets, systematic review pages, and Application and Enrichment pages as well as Beta Tests. The Beta level covers addition and subtraction of multiple-digit numbers and other topics.


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 Math-U-See:

We are excited to 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 had learned math in this manner?

Utilizing a Four-Step Approach, Math U See provides a K-12 mastery-based math program.

  • Step 1 - Prepare for the Lesson
  • Step 2 - Present & Explore the New Concept Together (incorporating Build - Write - Say interactive teaching methodology)
  • Step 3 - Student Practices for Mastery
  • Step 4 - Student Progresses After Mastery
  • Truly multisensory, each level offers DVD instruction for the parent/teacher and student, manipulatives (through the Algebra level), and worksheets for practice. Mastery of math concepts is evidenced by the student's ability to teach the parent the concept by the end of the lesson. The authors have chosen to use letters of the Greek alphabet (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, and Zeta) to identify the sequence of concepts taught at the elementary level rather than a grade level designation. The Primer level is designed to provide an introductory broad overview and to encourage the love of math. Upper levels are titled more traditionally (Pre-Algebra, Algebra, etc.) Because Math-U-See (MUS) is mastery-based, students may enter the program at any level depending on their concept proficiency. Accordingly, it is highly recommended that all students 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/

    Courses provide 30-35 lessons and will usually take about one year to complete, although with mastery as the goal, this is flexible. Lessons follow a similar pattern. Watch the DVD, work through lesson examples in the instruction manual together with the parent, then the student completes worktext activities. These include practice (2-3 worksheets), review (3 worksheets), and an additional activity called the application and enrichment page. These contain topics not included in the lesson as well as familiar concepts in a new format. If your child masters the lessons quickly, skip the additional practice sheets and move to the review. Due to the mastery focus of the course, the amount of time to complete a lesson will vary. You may find it necessary to spend 2-3 weeks on one lesson, while others may be grasped quickly and completed in 2-3 days. For students needing more practice, additional worksheets are available on the MUS website.

    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 rather than in the Primer.

    Course components each play a role in the program's success.

    Instructional DVDs provide parent-teachers an introduction to the MUS vision and methodology before transitioning to the 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 (upper levels are longer; 10-15 minutes) and is taught in front of a group of students and parents, who occasionally you will hear responding. 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. Providing much needed teaching support, these DVDs are a big part of the appeal of the program.

    The Instruction Manual. is also essential to the program. This hardcover book provides a curriculum sequence and introductory "how-to-use" information that outlines the MUS four-step teaching process. 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.

    The 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.

    The 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.

    The Demme Learning Manipulatives are unique. The Integer Block Set is 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.

    The Digital Pack provides lifetime access and includes streaming Instruction Videos, an 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. Digital Packs do not include Student Workbook or Test content. Digital Packs cannot be purchased separately; these are only available as part of the Sets.

    The Skip Count CD and Songbook is optional but a suggested complement to the Primer through Gamma courses. With it your student will learn their skip counting and addition facts. There are two versions of the songs on the Skip Counting CD; one with Christian lyrics and the other with the lyrics taken from science and literature. Universal Kits for Primer through Gamma 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 but not the Christian version.

    All products marked as Set include: Instruction Manual with complete solutions, Instruction DVD, Student Workbook, Test Book, and lifetime access to the Digital Pack. In addition, Universal Sets include all the manipulatives needed for the selected level. Level Up Sets are for families who already own an Integer Block Kit (or Fraction Overlap Kit for Epsilon). Level Up Base Sets were created for families that own both the Integer Block Kit and the Algebra/Decimal Inserts.

    As one who used this program in the early days of homeschooling, I appreciate many of the changes that have been made over the years. One of these is the systematic review as well as the additional level of challenge through the Application and Enrichment worksheets. Students who need additional review and practice will benefit from the focused practice that promotes mastery. Conversely, students who are math-gifted and require less practice to master the concept have the freedom to skip worksheets and move into the Application and Enrichment worksheet, unlike math programs with spiral review that become drudgery to exceptional math students. Additionally, the enhanced teacher explanations in the Instructor Manual and the DVD introduction will help parents feel prepared and more competent to teach math in this non-traditional, tactile way. It may be worth mentioning that if standardized testing is required by your state or organization, you may want to add a grade-specific workbook to ensure students are covering all that is required for the test. The final change I noted is that MUS has added additional topics to all levels to reflect current math standards.

    As I look back on my children and our MUS experience, these improvements would have made the course easier to implement with Child B who enjoyed the hands-on approach while learning various approaches to solve equations. The philosophy of MUS was not as well-suited to Child A, who was my “just show me the steps and let me do it,” “I can memorize it through drill” child.

    Keep in mind that using the mastery approach means that students spend more time on building solid foundational math skills, so it may appear that students are behind their peers in the early elementary years. They will catch up quickly and by upper middle school will be on target (if not ahead of) their peers. This is an excellent program for your hands-on student or one who wants to understand, really understand, the how and why of mathematics. There is much to appreciate in this unique program and it has tremendous potential for gifted, typical, or struggling learners. ~ Deanne


    Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ALL GRADES:



    Primary Subject
    Mathematics
    Grade Start
    2
    Grade End
    3
    Note 1
    Teacher materials are necessary to use the student materials
    Note 2
    and these are sold in Universal or Level Up sets only.
    ISBN
    9781608260737
    EAN
    728943500639
    Format
    Other
    Brand Name
    Demme Learning
    Weight
    2.6 (lbs.)
    Dimensions
    10.88" x 8.38" x 1.12"
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    I love the manipulatives and hands-on approach of Math U See, and think it would work well with my son who is a kinesthetic and dexterious learner.
    Nicole P on Sep 11, 2020
    Absolutely love Math U See
    Kendy P on Sep 1, 2020
    I love the manipulatives and hands-on approach of Math U See, and think it would work well with my son who is a kinesthetic and dexterious learner.
    Nicole P on Sep 11, 2020
    friends recommended
    Jessica G on Sep 5, 2020
    Absolutely love Math U See
    Kendy P on Sep 1, 2020
    I used this program 20 years ago and the school's math program now is not working well.
    Kimberly H on Aug 30, 2020
    coordinates with our curriculum
    Kristin C on Aug 17, 2020
    Math-U-See is the best math curriculum I've used, and I've used quite a few.
    User on Aug 6, 2020
    My children have grown by leaps and bounds, in math, and it's because Math U See is so much fun and easy to use!
    Donnesa M on Aug 4, 2020
    because prices are the same as the publisher website, and i already had free shipping here with my order
    Silvia S on Aug 2, 2020
    fav math curriculum. my 3rd time through this book..
    User on Jul 27, 2020
    We love Math U See
    Carlos F on Jul 9, 2020
    My children are doing really well with the Math-U-See method and are progressing thru the levels with wonderful review and adding concepts so that nothing gets missed.
    Trisha W on Jun 29, 2020
    I have been using for years with my son and it works well.
    Dawn S on Jun 20, 2020
    next level up
    Kelly B on May 20, 2020
    We love Math U See for our hands on learners!
    Shanan M on May 18, 2020
    Love how this program teaches math! We've used it for all our kids and will continue to give them a strong start to math with level 2!
    Jodi D on May 6, 2020
    A good Math Program
    Christine M on Apr 13, 2020
    This is our next level
    Sue c on Mar 31, 2020
    We have used Math U See from the beginning!
    Megan R on Mar 1, 2020
    required for our school
    Jamie B on Jan 14, 2020
    Have been using this for years.
    Kari F on Jan 9, 2020
    We currently use this curriculum with our children and needed the next level for one of our children.
    Michelle V on Jan 8, 2020
    We love the math u see program. My oldest has worked her way through Primer and Alpha.
    Delaney G on Jan 5, 2020
    Recommended by a parent
    Prathima S on Oct 21, 2019
    Next level for my son.
    Stephanie C on Oct 11, 2019
    2nd grade math curriculum for my homeschooler
    User on Aug 26, 2019
    To help fill in holes for my student who has dyscalculia.
    Sheryl L on Aug 23, 2019
    The curriculum is amazing. It is so easy and straight-forward. My kids really enjoy it as well. I wouldn’t use anything else!
    Kristina J on Aug 22, 2019
    Great simple, basic math workbooks for an ADHD child who needs straight to the point practice
    Kerilee B on Aug 15, 2019
    It allows my child to master one element of math before moving on to the next. Instead of jumping around to different ideas in math, it focuses on one thing, the masters it and then it adds to it.
    Liana V on Aug 15, 2019
    we have used this curriculum for a long time and find it easy to use and understand
    Michelle A on Aug 6, 2019
    We did math u see in first grade so doing it for 2nd grade also.
    Bethany S on Aug 2, 2019
    We have used Math-U-See for years, and love the way its laid out and presented to our children.
    Ashley P on Jul 24, 2019
    I love their math problems....easy and fun education
    Joia W on Jul 13, 2019
    referral from a friend
    KRISTA S on Jul 11, 2019
    We love the Math-u-see curriculum. It was been a great two years so far.
    Stephanie P on Apr 9, 2019
    next level for my son
    Kelly B on Apr 8, 2019
    Because my child finished the previous level.
    Jennifer O on Mar 12, 2019
    Continuing on with Math u see. We love this math curriculum!
    Daniel M on Feb 5, 2019
    This is a tried and tested program. I like it up to Algebra the most.
    Ardeth E on Feb 4, 2019
    LOVE Math U See - we've been using it for 18 months now and kids have learned so much! It is simple and makes so much sense!
    Rachel B on Jan 15, 2019
    Moves slow enough with enough review for my struggling daughter to still grasp and understand. Easy to use and learn program.
    Jennifer S on Jan 14, 2019
    We've used Math-U-See for 4 years and it's saved our math-challenged brains.
    Jean L on Jan 9, 2019
    worked well for two children, trying with the third one.
    Karine D on Dec 6, 2018
    Already using this curriculum and just need the next level.
    Brenda M on Nov 2, 2018
    we used alpha last year and loved it!
    Maryam I on Sep 4, 2018
    Have been using Math U See for years and love it!
    miss_honeyb on Aug 31, 2018
    I love this math program for my son. It slowly takes him into the next step with ease.
    Ann R on Aug 31, 2018
    recommended by friends
    Rebecca L on Aug 30, 2018
    My kids were really struggling with Math in our homeschool. I felt as though we fumbled through the year, last year....I am excited to try something with a different approach to make math a little easier! Math-U-See, I hope, will do just that!
    Joy P on Aug 2, 2018
    We have always used Math u see
    Kristin G on Jul 19, 2018
    friends recommended
    Jessica G on Sep 5, 2020
    I used this program 20 years ago and the school's math program now is not working well.
    Kimberly H on Aug 30, 2020
    What version is this?
    Sandra C on Apr 30, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: This version only contains the student workbook and test book. It's a good version if you've already done beta with another student and have the teachers manual or have bought the online lessons and manual.
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    First year using math u see and I'm very very pleased with it. We were doing saxon which I love, but it is time intensive and very repetitive. Great for some kids but not all and tricky for a busy mom of 5! Math u see is effective and simple and a great great program taught very very well. It is much more independent too. I love that I'm no longer the "math teacher"! This program is awesome and well put together, simple and effective, and makes math easy to do for parents and kids!
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    We LOVE Math U See!!
    I math U See has created a math breakthrough for my 12 year old daughter with dyscalculia. I cant say enough positive things about this curriculum. The manipulatives are incredibly helpful. Worth ever penny!!
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    Love Math-u-see! Tried different, cheaper curriculum for 2nd grade & gave up & switched back halfway through
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