Does your child struggle math?
Does your child enjoy it? I can say my kids thoroughly enjoy math. Math U See is a great math program that teaches your child to build, write, and say their math problems. It is hindered on what they call a multi-sensory approach.
My children started using Math U See a couple year ago. I liked the multi-sensory teaching style. Plus, my kids really liked the blocks because they resembled Legos!
Strong Math Foundation
Math U See offers a strong math foundation because it is always building upon previous lessons. Each lesson has 1 video [approximately 3-5 minutes long] and 6 pages of student activities. The first 3 pages are dedicated to learning a new concept. For example, one lesson may teach how to add 1 to every number 0-9. Then the next lesson will teach how to add 2 to every number 0-9 and so forth.
The last 3 pages are dedicated to a cumulative review of the previous lessons learned. These pages are a great asset because it allows your child to constantly be reviewing. This is crucial to your child retaining what they are learning.
Math U See sets also come with a teachers manual and a book of tests for that math level. I really like the math tests because it allows me to test what my children have retained so far. My homeschool policy is if you get above an 85 of a test, you can pick out of my prize box. It is fascinating how motivating that can be to get good grades! My children are always bugging me when they can take a test. They know if they work hard, they will get something small [like a sticky hand, a piece of candy, or a yoyo].
I feel I have a very unique story to share about Math U See. This last year my oldest son, Matthew [who has Autism] came back to school and had literally forgotten all this mathematical concepts we had mastered in the past. I felt lost, confused, and dumbfounded how you could lose all your past math skills. I really felt it was from one of his medicines he was taking, but he needed that medicine.
Luckily, I had been using Math U See and was able to go back through all our levels and reteach him math. I bought my curriculum through Math U See and I was able to print off tons of worksheets to help him. I didn’t have to pay anymore money for a new workbook. I was able to print off all the worksheets I wanted for FREE! We finally after 5 months of working our butts off, finally remastered all of the math concepts and are moving forward. It is so important to remember, just because we have a plan for a specific year doesn’t mean life isn’t going to throw you a curveball.
The great think about Math U See is it teaches from a multi-sensory approach. If your child, like mine, does not understand one aspect of it, you can use a secondary approach. For example, if your child does not understand how to add, you use the blocks as a strategy to learn how to add. Using three different approaches allows your child to learn differently, but still understand the concept.
I am thankful for the Math U See program because even in a very hard point in our math journey, it was there to help us AND it didn’t cost anymore money! I highly recommend Math U See because of this hands-on multi-sensory approach. I recommend it, because I use it!
If you are interested in trying Math U See or learning more about the different levels? Head over to Christianbook.com. They have levels for kids of any age. If you want access to the endless worksheet creator and online drills, you will have to buy your curriculum through Math U See.com
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