- Deborah Verga

# Math U See Algebra 1 Review

Today I'm diving into our **secular** **math** **curriculum **for **10th grade**.

For **Math **we're using **Math U See Algebra 1**!

We've used **Math U See** since **5th grade** and we love this program!

We like the way the **Math U See** programs are designed.

It's very easy for your child to follow it independently.

I did a video preview and review of **Math U See Algebra 1**. You can check that out below!

__Is Math U See Algebra 1 a Mastery Math Program?__

__Is Math U See Algebra 1 a Mastery Math Program?__

**Math U See Algebra 1 **is a **mastery** program. What that basically means is your child will work a concept to mastery before moving on to the next concept.

When your child works one concept until mastery it helps...

to reinforce the material

with long term memory retention

with better understanding for the next concept

__What Topics are Covered in Math U See Algebra 1?__

__What Topics are Covered in Math U See Algebra 1?__

**Math U See Algebra 1** covers graphing, simultaneous equations, exponents, polynomials, unit multipliers, etc...

__What is Included with Math U See Algebra 1?__

__What is Included with Math U See Algebra 1?__

You can purchase everything you need for this program as a **universal set**, or **curriculum bundle**, or your can just purchase the pieces you need.

We purchased the **universal set** through __Rainbow Resource__.

Included in the __Math U See Algebra 1 Universal Set__** **is a *student workbook*, *test book*, instructor's manual, a set of *dvd's* to view the course lectures taught by the founder of **Math U See, Steve Demme**, and the *integer block set* (*manipulatives*).

You will need to purchase the __Math U See Algebra / Decimal Insert Kit__ separately.

__Math U See Algebra 1 Program Overview__

__Math U See Algebra 1 Program Overview__

**Math U See Algebra 1** is a 35-week program with assignments 5-days a week.

A new **algebraic** concept is introduced at the beginning of each week.

__Math U See Algebra 1 - Day 1__

__Math U See Algebra 1 - Day 1__

On **day 1** your child will watch the **dvd video lecture** for the lesson.

They will also complete the first **worksheet** for the week from their **student workbook**.

__Math U See Algebra 1 - Day's 2-4__

__Math U See Algebra 1 - Day's 2-4__

On **days 2-4 **your child will complete one **worksheet** per day from their **student workbook**.

If they get stuck, or need a refresher of the material, they can always re-watch the **dvd lecture lesson** for that week.

You will also find the lesson written out in your **instructor's manual**.

__Math U See Algebra 1 - Day 5__

__Math U See Algebra 1 - Day 5__

On **day 5** your child will take the **test** for that week's lesson.

If they do well on the test, they're ready to move on to next week's concept.

If they don't do well, you can have them complete the additional **worksheets** for that week included in their **student workbook** for more practice working that concept.

. You can also visit the __Math U See website__ for additional worksheets and product support.

__Math U See Algebra 1 Manipulatives__

__Math U See Algebra 1 Manipulatives__

One of the things we like about **Math U See** is how they use **manipulatives** to help explain the **math concepts**.

Especially with harder concepts it's nice to have something tangible that explains why you get a particular answer.

**Mr. Demme** uses **manipulatives** during his **video lectures** to help better explain the material. He shows your child how to use them to derive at an answer, as well.

My daughter has found having these very helpful.

There are two sets of **manipulatives** used for **Math U See Algebra 1**.

The** Math U See Interger Block **set is a 133-piece **manipulative** block set.

You buy this set once and can use it with all of the **Math U See** programs.

It includes 20 ones and tens, 13 fives, and 10 each of twos, threes, fours, sixes, sevens, eights, nines, and hundreds blocks.

You can keep them stored in the original cardboard storage box, or purchase a fishing tackle type of box to store them.

The other **manipulative** set that is recommended for **Math U See Algebra 1 **is the** Algebra / Decimal Insert** set.

This set works directly with the **integer block** set by snapping onto them.

Using the **manipulatives** in conjunction with the **dvd video lectures** and the **worksheets** provides your child with multiple ways to learn and retain the material.

**VIDEO PREVIEW & REVIEW: MATH U SEE ALGEBRA 1**

__Parting thoughts...__

__Parting thoughts...__

My daughter enjoys the way **Mr. Demme** presents the material.

He makes **math fun** and takes away all the intimidation usually professed in **traditional math** **textbooks** and by many **math instructors**.

I like that **Mr. Demme** explains the** "why" behind the math** to **students**.

Personally, that was my biggest hang up with **math**, especially** algebra **in** high school.**

All of my instructors, throughout my **elementary education**, just told me to do the work but never explained why I needed to.

It wasn't until **college** when my **math professor **taught the "why" behind the **math**, that **math** finally clicked for me. And it was way more interesting!

It's so refreshing to have a program and support system like **Math U See** for our **homeschool**!

We have really enjoyed using **Math U See** throughout the years and look forward to using it again in **10th grade **for** Algebra 1**.

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