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Math-U-See provides a firm foundation in mathematics for students struggling in mathematics and with special needs. Teachers are provided the tools, skills, and training needed to present an explicit, structured, systematic, and cumulative program using multi-sensory teaching techniques.

Math-U-See was written by Steve Demme, a homeschool dad, for the homeschool community. Math-U-See's unique approach targets each individual student and focuses on their specific needs. Rather than a curriculum designed for a classroom, Math-U-See is designed with the homeschool "tutor" environment in mind.

How does the program work in home school setting?

Because we focus on the individual student, we are able to meet the unique needs of each student. The mastery approach utilized by Math-U-See is designed to give the parent clear understanding of when a student is ready to move to the next lesson.

Math-U-See is broken down to teach students specific skills that build as the student progresses. This systematic and cumulative approach uses a definite, logical sequence of concept instruction. The Math-U-See system is structured with step-by-step procedures for introducing, reviewing, and practicing concepts.

There are many styles of "home schooling" and because of its flexible approach Math-U-See fits well with each style. Here is a brief overview of how Math-U-See fits with a few different styles.

How does Math-U-See fit with the Charlotte Mason approach?
The lessons are short and free of "twaddle." There are lots of opportunities for hands-on experience, and students are encouraged to "teach back" the concepts to the parent (narration).

How does Math-U-See fit with Classical Homeschooling?
Memorization of facts is encouraged in the early grades, and mastery of concepts required at every level.

How does Math-U-See fit with Traditional teaching methods?
Concepts are taught on dvd, and workbooks are used for practice and review.

How does Math-U-See fit with a Relaxed or Unschooling approach?
The books are not assigned grade levels, so it is easy for students to work at their own pace or interest level.

How does Math-U-See fit with Unit Studies?
Topics are grouped together by concept, helping students to see how math ideas are related to each other and the whole structure of mathematics.

A little more about the program.

Steve Demme, author of Math-U-See, describes the levels of arithmetic as follows:

1. Counting
2. Addition (Subtraction)
3. Multiplication (Division)
4. Exponents (Roots)

Each of these levels is a progressively faster way of doing the prior level and the concepts are used in all levels of mathematics. The difference is what kind of numbers the student is using. In the Math-U-See system we will teach students to learn the first three levels with whole numbers first, including memorization of the facts without finger counting. Once that is mastered then we will move to fractions, then decimals, then integers, and finally algebra.

The students will see that each of the first three level concepts is repeated using the different kinds of numbers. As a student's foundation is solidified, he is able to successfully build upon each new lesson.

During the instruction we provide explicit instruction for the teacher by directly teaching skills for math through our video presentations. Author Steve Demme's video lessons are short and to the point (average 4-7 minutes each). Each lesson specifically teaches using the MULTI-SENSORY tools, designed to engage the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic channels simultaneously in rapid succession. These tools and videos communicate clearly so the teacher can understand how to teach the student. Many students enjoy watching the video lessons as well!

Each level contains ongoing assessment and frequent opportunities to re-teach. This kind of PROGRESS MONITORING provides valuable feedback to ensure the student is mastering the materials.

Program Highlights:

1. Math skills are taught explicitly
2. There is a definite, logical sequence of concept instruction that is systematic and cumulative
3. A structured, step-by-step procedure for introducing, reviewing, and practicing concepts
4. Multi-sensory tools to engage the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic channels simultaneously in rapid succession
5. Continuous, ongoing assessment and progress monitoring allow for frequent opportunities to re-teach

To find out where to begin visit our placement page or contact your regional representative:
Jacki Knight
888-854-6284 or 250-590-6761


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February 2010
  • Primer and Alpha have been added to our new editions and updated with the improved formatting and binding and expanded solutions. Alpha also has student activity pages in the test booklet.

January 2010
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I'm a chemist and a mother of 3. My kids are 10, 8, and 5. I was just watching your DVD for Epsilon and had to stop and write you. (I got goose-bumps and was so happy with the program.) My college major was Chemistry/Physics/Math Education. I chose to work as a chemist until I had kids, but teaching is in my heart. Besides my own kids, I do get to teach chemistry part-time at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. I'm continually aware of those students who don't know the math concepts like they should. I found your program through another homeschool mom when my 10 year old was pre-school age and immediately fell in love with it. I so very much appreciate your approach to math. What an amazing start these kids are getting by learning to think and understand, not just memorize formulas! My kids understand math far beyond their peers...and you should see the structures they can make with the math blocks. My 5 year old has known how to make 10s for a couple of years now. My 8 year old learned her multiplication largely from making rectangles with her little brother. My 10 year old is starting fractions. She loves the overlays and seeing the patterns. Math is a joy for me to teach and for them to learn. Thank you!! These new DVD's and books are awesome. I like the re-organization of them. I used the others up until this year. I like the student texts with the word problems included and the teacher's books are even better than ever. It might sound silly, but I can't wait to see how you teach the higher math skills. I want to buy them all just out of curiosity. Smile. Thank you so much for sharing your mind with us....your math mind as well as your Christian mind. Thanks for taking a stand and being an example worth following. I speak highly of you as a person and as a teacher whenever I get the opportunity.
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