Have a child in preschool or early years?
Give them an advantage using hands-on, engaging maths
There's an easy solution to maths
Are you homeschooling? Un-schooling? Planning to send your little ones to school in a few years?
Maybe you’ve been searching for a solution to maths that won’t unravel all the effort you’ve put in to educating your child so far, a solution that will add to their day in an engaging, educative and fun way.
Speaking from experience, the most worrying part when you begin to think of education is the thought of entering your child into a boring system of endless worksheets and math problems that don't make any sense, where they will lose their sense of freedom and fun.
You probably know, from your own experience, that maths in school was taught in a way that didn't always make sense. You might even have friends with kids who've just started preschool who already claim they 'don't like numbers'.
The thing is, maths isn't the issue. Numbers and the way they are introduced to each child is crucial at this age, and it needs to be taught in a better way.
Yes! There is a better way to teach maths that makes sense to kids, no matter their age, ability, learning style or learning ability. Maths is like learning a new language, and the same as when they learn English, your child wants to hear, see and feel what they are being taught. To engage all the senses, when learning any subject, is key for understanding and retention.
If your child is already showing an interest in numbers, the best thing is to support and nurture that interest so that it can grow into a strong understanding of maths
that will help them for life
Multi-sensory, child paced learning
The foundation of Maths Australia is teaching maths in a hands-on, multisensory way. We base all numeracy instruction - from Pre-school to Year 12 - on student-paced learning, instead of just 'keeping up with the curriculum'.
Multi-sensory means your child gets to touch and feel each step of the way, using a set of hands-on manipulatives. This teaches basic - but very essential topics - like numbers, telling the time, place value and basic addition in an easier way....and it's all based on evidence and research.
Kids get a tangible experience of the relationship between numbers by using the integer blocks alongside a sequential framework for understanding, all at their own pace.
Each lesson focuses on one topic at a time and builds from the ground up.
The most important aspect of learning is to know and understand what is being taught, and do it at your own pace. How many of us remember being rushed through a topic at school, just to get through the allocated class times before the bell rang?
And for what? How did you fare in the test later?
We don't believe in rushing blindly through topics that are so essential to our modern society - because you'll just have to go back to the beginning when your kids are older, and trust me, it's much harder then.
It's simple and easy to use
The best thing about Primer is, you don't need any prior experience of maths to teach it. Everything you need to get started is included in the Primer Complete Set, and includes the following components:
Bonus material included in the Complete Set: There are also plenty of maths games, activities and songs that are used, especially at this young age, to introduce numbers in a fun and engaging way. To be able to introduce and show the relevancy of numbers in many different settings around the home enables better fluency and more engagement with maths.
Using multi-sensory, immersion-based learning makes teaching easier and learning much more fun.
How the Primer level works
PRIMER LEVEL FOCUS: A Fun Introduction to Maths
In Primer, students learn to write numerals and are introduced to addition, subtraction, counting, skip counting, geometric shapes, telling time, and the use of integer blocks.
Major Concepts and Skills:
- Counting objects and developing numeracy
- Understanding place value
- Recognizing number names and symbols
- Reading and writing numerals
- Understanding addition and subtraction with concrete and representational models
- Understanding and writing the symbols +, – and =
- Addition and subtraction of select numbers
- Telling and writing time by hours and minutes
- Recognizing & drawing rectangles, squares, and circles
- Measuring length by repeating units
- Introducing halves and quarters
- Counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s
- Reading, writing & interpreting word problems
Overview and Sample Lesson:
It's not just a once-off purchase
Want to set your kids up for the best possible start to their schooling and education, instead of buying tons of workbooks that get thrown out the next year? You're in the right place.
Primer is just the beginning of a whole maths program from K-12 following the same methodology.
The 7 Foundational Levels of our program focus around multi-sensory maths using hands-on manipulatives and student-paced learning all the way through each lesson, from preschool to Grade 12 and University Level maths.
The see it, feel it, write it and say it approach means that students progress through each level using all learning styles and progress sequentially (from left to right below) to build on the foundational principles learnt in the previous levels. For some kids, a particular level will be easy and they'll breeze through. For other kids, that same level may take a little longer. That's what's so great about Math-U-See. The layout of the program caters to any child's learning speed.
Simply take your time on the levels you're struggling with, and breeze on through if you're mastering it quickly. Each level comes with lessons and materials to make sure 'mastery' of that level has been achieved before you move on to the next.
For a full description of every level, video demonstrations, practice tests and to work out which level to start on...
What other parents say about the Math-U-See program
I started using Math-U-See half way through grade 5 with my kids when I started home schooling. I didn’t have a good grasp of mathematics myself but the easy way each lesson is explained, with the instruction manual and videos, makes my job easy! Without Math-U-See I wouldn’t be able to teach my kids maths!
We were recommended the Math-U-See program a few years ago, and have now recommended it on to other families!! All three of our primary school aged children are doing really well with Math-U-See, and now enjoy doing maths! The hands-on manipulatives make their learning so much easier.
We have seen significant improvement in our three girls since switching to Math-U-See, especially in their enjoyment and understanding of maths. Solid foundational concepts have played a big part in this, as well as the hands-on blocks which help with explanation of each new topic!