Math-U-See Gamma Level Up Set

Math-U-See Gamma Level Up Set

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Product Description:

Designed for families who own the required manipulatives at this level. The Gamma Level Up Set includes the Instruction Manual, DVD, consumable student books (Worktext and Test Booklet) and lifetime access to the Gamma Digital Pack.

Publisher Description:

For customers who already have the required Integer Block Kit, this Set includes Gamma: Instruction Manual with complete solutions, Instruction DVD, Student Workbook, Tests booklet, and lifetime access to the Gamma Digital Pack, which includes the Skip Count Songs MP3s and Songbook PDF. The Gamma level covers multiplication for single and multiple-digit numbers and other topics.


Category Description for Math-U-See Gamma:

Mastery of multiplication for single and multiple-digit numbers. Additional topics include adding and subtracting time in hours and minutes; multiplying, adding, and subtracting US currency; recording and interpreting data; understanding basic fractions and estimating and solving measurement problems.


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
    3
    Grade End
    4
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    Format
    Other
    Brand Name
    Demme Learning
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    I have had good results from this math course in the past.
    Marie D on Jan 12, 2021
    We've been using Math U See throughout our entire homeschooling journey, and we love it! It has helped my kids have great number sense!
    Jennifer M on Jul 17, 2020
    I have had good results from this math course in the past.
    Marie D on Jan 12, 2021
    Uncluttered teaching for a dyslexic student.
    jessica b on Aug 25, 2020
    We've been using Math U See throughout our entire homeschooling journey, and we love it! It has helped my kids have great number sense!
    Jennifer M on Jul 17, 2020
    We have done 2 years of Math U see and on to the third year! Buying it on this sight was a few dollars cheaper than from the official sight. So trying it out this year.
    Alaina H on Jun 26, 2020
    We used this curriculum last year and liked the short and to the point lessons as well as the instruction DVD.
    Becky S on May 13, 2020
    we have used alpha and beta and now on to gamma
    Jennifer T on Apr 18, 2020
    We find this math program to be simple to follow and enjoyable.
    Delena S on Mar 26, 2020
    Because my child is having trouble with math concepts and I believe that this will explain it differently than I am able to his way of learning.
    Mijanou S. on Oct 21, 2019
    It is next in the series
    Janette C on Sep 20, 2019
    Next level up from where we currently are. Good program.
    Wendy S on Sep 9, 2019
    this is our first year to use this and felt that the extra manuals would be helpful and set us up for success.
    Pam W on Sep 1, 2019
    We have used Math U See for two years and love it!
    Tiffany K on Aug 19, 2019
    completed previous version (Beta). It's very organized and methodical.
    Virginia B on Aug 10, 2019
    Has structure that teaches mastery over memorization.
    Shawntae T on Aug 2, 2019
    Used the beta level and it worked well for my daughter who has trouble with math
    Mary O on Jul 31, 2019
    This program is easy to use for a busy mom and my kids are following the material with ease.
    Amy C on Jul 22, 2019
    We have finished the Primer, It has been so easy for me to use, and my grandchildren have done so well, we have decided to use this program to it's completion.
    Debbie W on Apr 1, 2019
    Because my child finished the previous level.
    Jennifer O on Mar 12, 2019
    I've used this program for 3 yrs. and am well pleased with the program and it's results!
    Stephanie K on Feb 17, 2019
    We completed Beta and am happy with the curriculum
    Kristi A on Dec 6, 2018
    We love Math u See. Have done this with my daughter, who has struggled some with dislexia. Started over at the beginning, with some vision therapy and she is progressing steadily.
    Sarah B on Oct 31, 2018
    We have used another Math-U-See program and really like it. I would like to try it for my other children as well. I love the hands on visual approach. I think it makes the concepts easier to grasp. I like knowing why you do things, not just memorizing formulas, etc.
    Karen S on Oct 11, 2018
    We love this math system. Makes math fun and understandable :)
    Maria T on Oct 8, 2018
    Mathusee is thorough in teaching and my children enjoy using it!
    Elizabeth M on Oct 7, 2018
    Delta was a pinch too difficult so we are saving it for next year.
    Carrie L on Sep 30, 2018
    I use this curriculum for my niece and I like the hands on approach this program uses.
    alon m on Sep 19, 2018
    Math U See is great for the learner who needs a multi sensory approach.
    Hope L on Sep 14, 2018
    We have used the previous levels with success
    Jaime E on Aug 20, 2018
    Finishing up Beta and have been doing well with Math U See.
    Wendy B on Aug 19, 2018
    This is our 4th homeschool year using Math-U-See, I love their approach to hand on, level mastery math.
    User on Aug 8, 2018
    Math U See is a game-changer. Lots of folks state it is too simple, but if you stick with the program, I feel that it isn't simple, it's just ordered differently.
    Callie F on Aug 6, 2018
    We have been using math-u-see since primer and it works for us.
    Sherie H on Jul 22, 2018
    was recommended.
    Katherine H on Jul 1, 2018
    Needed it for my daughter who is about to finish Beta
    Cori H on Jun 3, 2018
    We just finished Beta and wanted to continue with Math-u-See.
    Sandy A on Apr 30, 2018
    This curriculum works great for my son, and makes learning math fun for us both. We've used Alpha, Beta, and are looking forward to the Gamma level now...love this curriculum!!
    Brenda J on Apr 26, 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
    Best Math curriculum I've ever used. Excited to start this next book!
    Melissa C on Mar 20, 2018
    next book in set
    Beth T on Mar 2, 2018
    Works very well for all my children who each have their own learning styles and has very good and understandable building blocks. Advances well and seems to be ahead of other curriculums of the same grade.
    Katie C on Feb 28, 2018
    I have used other Math u See grade levels and thought they were wonderful. Easy to use independently and my kids loved them.
    joan b on Feb 26, 2018
    Using Math U See program
    June Lynne J on Feb 7, 2018
    Uncluttered teaching for a dyslexic student.
    jessica b on Aug 25, 2020
    We have done 2 years of Math U see and on to the third year! Buying it on this sight was a few dollars cheaper than from the official sight. So trying it out this year.
    Alaina H on Jun 26, 2020
    Which one to get if Beta seems too easy for student and Gamma too difficult?
    A shopper on Aug 12, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: First, let me say that Math U See is awesome! It is THE math curriculum. I don't use anything else now, since switching from Abeka my first year. Keep up the good work in searching for the curricula that works for you.
    As far as which level to get if Beta is too easy, and Gamma too difficult...there is no level in between those two, but it could be that your student is not grasping certain concepts, which would explain why Gamma would be difficult. Or math u see is not for them. I, in this case, would do 1 of 2 things or both. Every child has a learning style. For 2 of my children, math u see is hard for them to grasp, so I use DEVELOPMENTAL MATH. When they aren't grasping concepts, I don't move onto a new concept until they grasp the one they are learning. So, I would review, review, review, and teach another way, and/or Developmental Math.
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    Fantastic
    Love this curriculum! My son has a learning disability and has really struggled with math. The videos and the step by step process he is internalizing and making progress! We will continue to be Math-U-See fans.
    October 8, 2020
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Love Math U See!
    My kiddos LOVE this math program! I like that it has assessments/tests includes to ensure mastery, and my boys enjoy watching their lesson. The gentleman teaching it is humorous and enjoyable to learn from. Great program overall!
    May 30, 2019
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Love Saver
    Last year was my rookie year to homeschool. I originally had gone with Abeka because my mom had used it with me, thus...I knew how it worked. Halfway into the year, however, my 6 year old daughter started struggling. Abeka was having her do the same level work as my 7 year old! To say the least, I both my daughter and I were stressed out and frustrated with just the thought of having to do math. Something had to give. Enter MATH-U-See. With Math - U - See, not only are concepts clearly taught and presented, but my daughter, as well as my son, who I switched over as well from Abeka, can now work independently....allowing me to just oversee. Math - U - See saved our love for math, and has given us tangible kinesthetic manipulatives to work out the problem...along with helping us to write our numbers.

    I seriously wish I had gone with my sister’s recommendation as I was choosing my first year curriculum, and gone with Math - U - See from the beginning. Rookie MISTAKE.
    February 5, 2018
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