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Our free online Placement Tests enable you to accurately determine your student’s current level of mastery, and automatically recommend next steps for you. This is not determined according to age, but rather according to your student’s understanding and application of maths. You could choose to move forward with program materials, or join us for training.
Samples of the program are available in our levels page. Video sample lessons, as well as written lesson instruction, solutions & student mastery worksheet samples are included for each level.
Schools and tutors can request a free sample pack which includes the manipulatives. Please contact us directly.
The amount of time for each lesson depends on your student. If they are struggling with a concept, it is important to take some time re-watching the video lessons, going over the Instruction materials and building out the maths problem with the manipulatives. In this way, you ensure mastery of the subject. There's no point rushing ahead if you'll have to go back later and learn it again (plus, it'll be harder and more annoying to learn the second time around).
The main reason we recommend Math-U-See is because it is truly multi-sensory, and that aligns most closely with the Maths Australia methodologies for effective instruction.
By using hands-on tools for each lesson - from place value and basic numbers through to fractions and algebra - you engage your student and translate something from the physical world into the symbols they see on the page. This process is transformational in your students' maths success.
We also teach based on each individual student. Our program follows a sequential and student-based approach, where each student is supported to move as fast – or as slow – as they need in order to master each topic.
Each level requires the following:
- An Instruction Pack (with lesson-by-lesson instruction videos and comprehensive teacher manual)
- A Student Kit (for lesson practice, review and testing)
- Manipulatives (for the crucial hands-on approach to teaching and learning).
You can see the manipulatives requirements for each level on our 'How it works' page.
All of these will be included in your Complete Set, as well as some juicy bonuses. We can’t wait to get you started!
To ensure the integrity and effectiveness of the program is maintained, these items are not sold seperately. The Instruction Pack includes the Instruction Manual and lesson-by-lesson videos. The Student Pack includes the Student Text, Test Booklet, Completion Certificate and Honors (for upper levels). Manipulatives are required, depending on the level of maths instruction so you'll have everything you need to start teaching effective maths all-in-one.
Yes. you can use this to teach individual concepts or ideas alongside any maths program. Because of the hands-on methods, gaps in understanding are often filled quickly and effectively. Many parents, teachers and tutors start out using the Math-U-See program alongside school curriculum and end up switching to our mastery-based approach entirely, due to its excellent results with students.
You can use the Integer Block Kit for up to 3 students at a time. If you want to build out larger maths problems, you might want to get an extra set (plus, kids love the blocks. You won't be disappointed!)
Yes. According to Department of Education specialists, this program meets the requirements of the Australian Curriculum. We do it slightly differently though – where schools come from a “spiral approach” and only touch on certain topics briefly before moving on to the next – we teach using a mastery approach, where we stay with each topic until the student has understood it completely.
Math-U-See can also be used as a supplement to other maths programs, and by doing so will provide you with an outstanding ability and knowledge on HOW to teach each maths concept in a concrete manner. Research proves that maths must be taught using a “concrete - to - abstract” framework for a student to truly understand and master for application. Therefore it is important to use Math-U-See to achieve success, and no matter what context, if you follow the proven methodologies, it will work for you.
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