Math-U-See Elementary

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I think that Math U See can be great for certain learners. My older daughter who needed to see the concepts displayed really got lots from using Math U See. She was to the point that she could complete multi step math problems and get the right answers, but she couldn't tell you why. after she used Math U See, she had a much better concept of what she was doing.
My son, however, hated the methods and the video lessons. He didn't like focusing on one skill and not cycling through and covering other skills at the same time.
We ended up not staying with the curricula. It was a large investment to use with only one child.
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  • K
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Pros
Easy to pick up and use; very hands on
Cons
Material not taught in a cyclical manner; very expensive up front investment
Do you recommend?
Maybe
LC
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4.4
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The only con I've found is that at times, they can be behind the "norm" of public school and it might effect year end test results. For example, here in 3rd grade kids learn single digit multiplication and division and then in 4th grade go back around the learn double digit multiplication and division. With Math-U-See, you learn single and double digit multiplication in one book and then single and double digit division in the other. So a child may struggle with single digit division on the end of the 3rd grade year test (if your state requires it) but would already be able to do double digit multiplication. And then in 4th grade it all comes back together. Hopefully that makes sense - it's not a con of the curriculum, just something to be aware of!
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  • K
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Pros
My kids enjoy the mastery concept - they understand all there is to understand about one subject before they move on. I love that I can control their pace. If they grasp a concept, we don't have to do all the different worksheets - we just move on. But
Cons
Doesn't focus on memorizing facts so you need a separate resource for that.
Do you recommend?
YES! I have 3 kiddos that are at different math levels and a 4th that will start next year. Math-U-See makes math fairly quick and easy for all of them!
K
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4.3
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4.5
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4.0
Overall, we're very happy with Math U See. My son was struggling in public school so I pulled him out and started him with this, and we've never looked back. It's been very easy for him to understand and his retention has improved.
Grade levels used
  • preK
  • K
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Pros
I really enjoy previewing the videos to see exactly how he approaches things. They use different methods then I am familiar with sometimes and it makes it so simple to understand. Most importantly, it saves me time, which I am already short on!
Cons
Price is a bit higher then I would prefer, but with multiple children this can be offset by only having to buy the workbook after the first child.
Do you recommend?
Highly Recommend
SH
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