About Math U See:
Math U See is a complete K-12 mastery level step by step math program. This mastery program teaches students skills that build as the child progresses from one level to the next. The program assists the student by introducing her to the lesson, reviewing, practicing, and mastering the concepts. Math U See uses tools such as videos and manipulatives to help the adult (The adult may watch the video before introducing the lesson or the student may view the video on her own.) and child understand the lesson.
The Delta level is the program I was given to review. This level teaches the student how to divide single and multiple-digit numbers. "Division is presented as the inverse of multiplication. Single-digit division facts are learned and the concepts of division and place value are applied when solving long division problems."
Please click on the following links so you may find the Delta Catalog and Demonstration Videos.
Our Homeschool Experience:
Math U See is a mastery program which I love. (In a mastery program, the student not only learns each concept but is also able to teach it back to show that she has mastered the lesson.) I also appreciated that the student workbook included extra activity pages just in case there's a certain lesson my daughter was having difficulties with. The "Quick Review" pages and the "Systematic Review" pages were really helpful to me. I would have my 7 year old complete these assignments and this would give me an indication if she had understood and mastered what she had previously learned. Preparing for the lesson was really simple. All I had to do was watch the video, learn the new concept, and learn how to demonstrate it.
On our first day of any given lesson, she would complete the entire page. If she understood the lesson, then on the second day, I would ask her if she wanted to complete the even or odd problems. She almost always wanted to complete the entire page. My daughter always says "Mom, I love Math." If by the third day she was understanding the lesson completely, we skipped the rest of the activity sheets and moved on to the next concept.
My daughter loved the application and enrichment activities. One of the activities that she enjoyed completing was the one were she had to recognize the factors of the number 2. She was asked to color all of the factors of the number 2 in orange and the rest of the numbers she was to color their spaces brown. The picture was of a wound up mouse. CUTE!! Finding the average was another lesson that she enjoyed learning.
A few months ago, I dropped off my two girls in the daycare at the gym. When I went back to pick them up, I saw an older homeschool girl completing a multiplication math sheet. She was really struggling with it. As I tried to help her, I noticed that the little girl had not memorized her doubles in addition. I helped her out, picked up my girls, and left the gym. When we arrived at our vehicle, my 7 year old mentioned that the other girl had hurt her feelings. When I asked her what had happened, she told me that she was helping her friend with her math and her friend said "I know what I'm doing." I explained to her that her friend is about 2 years older then she is and probably felt uncomfortable that someone that was younger then she is was helping her with her math. Thank You Math U See.
I have been given this product free of charge for review purposes.