Math-U-See Pre-Algebra Student Pack

Math-U-See Pre-Algebra Student Pack

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Item #: 071169
ISBN: 9781608263462
Grades: 7-8
Note: Teacher materials are necessary to use the student materials and these are sold in Universal or Level Up sets only.

Product Description:

ThePre-Algebra Student Pack includes the Student Worktext and Test Booklet.

The consumable Student Worktext 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.

The consumable Test Booklet is 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 Pre-Algebra Student Pack contains the Student Workbook with lesson-by-lesson worksheets, review pages, and honors pages. It also includes the Pre-Algebra Tests. The Pre-Algebra level covers negative numbers, order or operations, solving for the unkown, and other topics. (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 Pre-Algebra:

Basic pre-algebra concepts including negative numbers, exponents, factoring, and ratios. Includes rules of solving equations using the associative, commutative, and other properties; simple operations with polynomials. Also covers geometry concepts of surface area, volume and Pythagorean theorem.


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
    7
    Grade End
    8
    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
    9781608263462
    EAN
    728943500738
    Format
    Other
    Brand Name
    Demme Learning
    Weight
    2.6 (lbs.)
    Dimensions
    10.88" x 8.38" x 1.12"
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    Kimberly H on Oct 12, 2020
    I found everything else from this curriculum on ebay. Found just what I needed for a reasonable price on here.
    Sarah T on Sep 25, 2020
    school required
    Kimberly H on Oct 12, 2020
    I chose this because I have two students going through pre-algebra now. We have been using Saxon, but my students needed a little slower pace and more visual explanation.
    James S on Sep 25, 2020
    I found everything else from this curriculum on ebay. Found just what I needed for a reasonable price on here.
    Sarah T on Sep 25, 2020
    Good program for students or parents who struggle with pre-algebra.
    Melanie M on Sep 11, 2020
    Required for class.
    Valerie M on Sep 2, 2020
    we switched to this math program a few years ago and it has been wonderful to help my son understand his math.
    Rachel A on Aug 27, 2020
    We have used this curriculum with other kids and needed a new student book. This curriculum teaches lessons straight to the point and without a bunch of other distractions like other math curriculums out there.
    Scott P on Aug 10, 2020
    Great curriculum and highly recommend.
    Barbara R on Aug 10, 2020
    math for 8th grade
    Eunice F on Aug 9, 2020
    We are in need of the workbook.
    Thomas D on Aug 8, 2020
    I have home schooled seven children and have used Math-U-See for all of them through Algebra. They are proficient in math and have done well in high school and college. I highly recommend any Math-U-See curriculum.
    Bonnie K on Aug 5, 2020
    Co-op curriculum
    Kelly L 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
    MY DAUGHTER NEEDED A BREAK FROM SAXON
    Sylvia K on Jul 31, 2020
    Our kids enjoy this mastery based program.
    Katherine K on Jul 22, 2020
    I have used this curriculum for my older children and now my youngest is ready for this level of math. We enjoy Math U See and its easy to understand explanations of math.
    Arlene S on Jun 17, 2020
    These are necessary for use with the DVD's that I have for Pre-Algebra.
    Leigh L on Jun 1, 2020
    We love using the Math-U-See videos and curriculum. My kids are able to mostly self-teach and only need me for additional help. Mr. Demme is very likeable and teaches the material well. I also like the wording of their word problems- very family friendly.
    Stefanie B on May 20, 2020
    We have been using Math-U-See for our children for 17 years. We like the curriculum, but the price for the consumables each year is ridiculously high. I feel trapped.
    LeAnne G on May 7, 2020
    I needed the workbook to match the DVD I just got for my son.
    Jessica W on May 3, 2020
    We love Math U See. I'm interested in how the pre-algebra will be.
    Shanna B on Mar 11, 2020
    next book in line for my daughter
    User on Feb 12, 2020
    Required
    Andra H on Aug 15, 2019
    We like Math-U-See and have used every level for all 4 kids. I like the way it's presented.
    Cynthia G on Aug 14, 2019
    Great curriculum for any learning style! Very user friendly.
    Mary M on Aug 13, 2019
    used before
    Javanna W on Aug 3, 2019
    Have used Math U See since Primer level. Works well for my son.
    Rosemary on Jul 18, 2019
    Required for homeschool program
    Stacey S on Jul 16, 2019
    Best hands-on math program out there!
    Rebecca F on Apr 16, 2019
    I have used this program successfully with my 3 older girls, and now ready to use with youngest.
    Mariel C on Mar 27, 2019
    Wanted a math that would explain each step well .
    Rhonda L on Feb 27, 2019
    I love how Math U See builds its lessons. Learn a topic, add on, learn a topic, add on, etc. His videos are fantastic. My kids did very well on the act and GED and we have only used math u see as our home school math curriculum for the last 11 years. I think it is a great choice for anyone and everyone.
    Sarah C on Jan 29, 2019
    This program is great for my dyslexic son!
    Heidi L V on Oct 30, 2018
    We are trying Math-U-See Pre-Algebra for the first time--heard this was a great curriculum.
    Stephanie B on Oct 3, 2018
    This program is very good for my girls in the way in which they learn.
    Lou S on Sep 15, 2018
    No matter the learning style of my children, all of them do so well with Math U See
    Cheryl H on Sep 7, 2018
    Our tutor is using this for a child with dyslexia. She highly recommends it!
    Mervin H on Sep 4, 2018
    It is necessary if you want to use Math_U-See Pre-Algebra.
    User on Sep 4, 2018
    For a students math class.
    Burr B on Aug 31, 2018
    I love this math program for my daughter. It slowly takes her into the next step with ease.
    Ann R on Aug 31, 2018
    Visual learning works well for some students. This curriculum is very visual and uncluttered.
    Candice M on Aug 22, 2018
    Mastery and no overload!
    Amanda F on Aug 18, 2018
    I have homeschooled 5 children, this is number 6 and all have gone through the Math U See curriculum from the beginning. It has prepared them for high school math and beyond.
    Bonnie K on Aug 15, 2018
    Homeschool, easy to use, simple lessons, yet comprehensive enough for Algebra instruction
    Lisa T on Aug 8, 2018
    need it to complete curriculum choice
    Rachelle K on Aug 3, 2018
    Already have Instruction items from older child. Just needed the Student Pack to begin with younger student.
    Shelly W on Aug 2, 2018
    Easy to teach from and learn from.
    Rebekah T on Aug 1, 2018
    required for coop class
    Gina R on Jul 31, 2018
    all my children have used this successfully
    Elise P on Jul 17, 2018
    We love Math-U-See. Have used with our oldest daughter from the beginning. A great program!
    Olivia P on Jul 9, 2018
    I chose this because I have two students going through pre-algebra now. We have been using Saxon, but my students needed a little slower pace and more visual explanation.
    James S on Sep 25, 2020
    Good program for students or parents who struggle with pre-algebra.
    Melanie M on Sep 11, 2020
    I own the Instruction Manual for this Pre-Algebra book, but it's copyright 2009. Can I still use my manual with this Student Pack?
    A shopper on Jan 9, 2020
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can! I do and have for years. The newer ones primarily differ w/the old ones in terms of updated formatting + the addition of Honors assignments. If you choose to use the Honors pages for which you do not have the key in your old manual, Math-U-See has placed the answers online for us.
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