THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

“I wish we had found Math-U-See sooner! We went through several programs before we found **Math-U-See**. I wish we had found it sooner for our oldest daughter,” Dawnita Fogelman shared with me about Math-U-See. Read her story below and then enter the contest here and then on the main page for a third entry. Read Lisa Keva’s review for an extra entry.

[note note_color=”#FED363″ radius=”17″] Dawnita Fogleman is a fifth generation Oklahoma Panhandle Pioneer. Dawnita helps the love of her life manage the family business, small farm, and six amazing, exclusively homeschooled blessings. The oldest two are graduated and starting their own businesses. She blogs about homeschooling, homemaking, and homesteading at FoglemanForerunner. She can also be found on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.[/note]

## The Math Problem

I am a math whiz. I breezed through Trigonometry and loved every bit of it. I did have to study and study hard, but I did get it. I have always loved the challenge. When we began our homeschool journey, the Lord gave me a mentor who had all boys and at the time, we only had girls. She made a comment to me along the lines of, “Since you have girls, they will have a harder time with math.”

A prideful spirit rose up in me and I responded, “I aced Trig and my girls won’t have any trouble with math.” A few years later I found myself eating those words! Our oldest is 22 now and still doesn’t “get it.” She breaks out in a sweat at the thought of balancing her checkbook. We are praying that when Mr. Right comes along, he is really good at math and finances! *(sly grin)*

## The Math Solution

Math-U-See uses all the different learning styles, a great combination of hands-on, DVD lessons, and workbook practice.

- The manipulatives are great. There are blocks for basic math and overlays for fractions. My children love just playing with them!
- Each level has 30 video lessons that are short, simple, and engaging.
- Each workbook lesson has 4-6 sub-lessons with about 10-20 problems, depending on difficulty. There are a few fun word problems with each lesson that really give the children an idea of how to use the concepts in everyday life. What child doesn’t enjoy counting cookies and cupcakes? It doesn’t get any more real than that does it?
*(big smile)*

The best part of the program, as far as we are concerned is for high school. Math-U-See’s **Stewardship Program ** is a wonderful consumer math program. It is very thorough and extensive. Our oldest did it instead of Algebra for her high school. The funny thing is, it included some Algebra and she didn’t realize it.

## A Great Fit For The Entire Family

The down to earth, real life concepts, set with timeless Biblical principles was more than we could have hoped for her to learn. As a matter of a fact, our second daughter did do Algebra in high school but she has opted, after graduation to go back and do that same Stewardship program on her own.

All in all, **Math-U-See** is a box my children always look forward to seeing. They love getting new math books in the mail and never complain about that part of their school day.

# ~ *Dawnita Fogleman*

## THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

## The Winners are announced!

## HOW YOU CAN ENTER THE MATH-U-SEE GIVEAWAY!

**You can listen to me blather away here in this video OR read ALL of the rules below. (Can you tell that it is really, really humid here in Pittsburgh? Just sayin’.)**

Here’s the thing, I really do not like all those “like me here, there, and everywhere” kind of contests. We would be blessed if you followed us on social media but we want you to do that because that’s where you are and want to connect with us, too. [note note_color=”#FED363″ radius=”17″]

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## Our Giveaway Rules:

- The giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and older.
- The giveaway ends on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at 11:59 pm EST.
- To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering the question below.
- Only one comment per household per post (all 4 of the posts are listed below and will go live on the day listed).
- Duplicate or “extra” comments or comments left after the giveaway ends will be deleted.
- The winner will be chosen at random using the plug-in
*And the Winner Is.* - The winner will be sent an email within 24 hours of the end of the giveaway. The winner will have 24 hours to respond with the requested information.
- If the information isn’t received within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.
- The information will be sent to Math-U-See so one full set (1 Teacher’s Guide, 1 DVD, and 1 Student Workbook) of a level of your choice can be shipped.

Ready to enter? Let’s go! **Leave a comment below (scroll down to “Speak Your Mind”) by answering one of these questions: **

- What did you find helpful about my post?
- What questions would you like to ask me regarding how my family uses Math-U-See?
- How has Math-U-See helped you to give your child great math lessons?

## THE GUEST BLOGGERS & WHEN THEIR POSTS WILL GO LIVE

SUNDAY: * Jackie Ryan Masek* – Math-U-See Giveaway Week 2014

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MONDAY’s POST – click here for an extra entry | LISA KEVA -Tales of a Homeschool Family | |

WEDNESDAY (You are here) | DAWNITA FOGLEMAN -Fogleman Forerunner | |

FRIDAY | JANELLE KNUTSON -JanelleKnutson.com |

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Be sure to check out all of our MATH posts!

* How to teach your kids to be a Math Ninja – Even if they struggle with math

* How Playing With LEGOs Can Lead to a Career…Playing With LEGOs

* Visnos – Online Fraction Game

## Be sure to go to our main “Math-U-See” page for a SECOND chance to enter!

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EliseW says

No problem. Just wanted to see if you had any observations. Thank you for your blog.

Leah says

We have love using Math U See so far–my oldest loves using the manipulatives and the dvd helps my feel comfortable teaching a subject that is the most intimidating for me to teach!

Tracey M. says

We LOVE MUS! It’s been our “go to’ math curriculum for YEARS.There are so many aspects of the curriculum that makes it the perfect fit for my daughter. We love the mastery-based approach. My daughter doesn’t have to move on to the next concept until I feel she understands the previous concept thoroughly. The curriculum is user-friendly and easily adaptable. Alyssa can work at her own pace moving ahead when necessary. She can spend a day on a lesson, a week, or more if needed. I appreciate that there aren’t grade levels. She can work on more advanced concepts and not be “stuck” at a particular grade level because of her age. She loves watching Steve on the DVD”s with me. His teaching tips and the way he presents the concept have helped with understanding of the concept. The curriculum is extremely user-friendly – anyone can use it and feel confident teaching their children with it. The lessons can be short as they are for us or longer if your child needs additional practice. My daughter has truly mastered the concepts and her confidence level in math has soared. Thank you for the opportunity to win a MUS level and continue using this curriculum this year.

Billie says

MUS has been a good thing for me–I wasn’t the math whiz you were (I took trig twice, although I didn’t have to the second time; I just wanted to prove something to myself) and so it gives me the confidence to teach my children well.

Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & says

I’m curious about how the high school levels of MUS compare to other popular math programs on the market.

gingergould says

Good to hear about the Stewardship level. Did you use the Algebra 1 level with your family?

Heather Wood-Duncan says

Is the higher levels child led or is there a lot of parental involvement?

ticiaM says

The videos are great!

Jackie Ryan Masek says

Melissa, that would be an excellent question for the Math-U-See customer reps. You can find them here: http://www.mathusee.com/parents/faq/

Jackie Ryan Masek says

As a girl who gets math I can’t really answer that question, Elise. Boys are “supposed to” get math and yet I have one who really struggles.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

Hi, Tammy. Math-U-See is for anyone who needs to learn math no matter their age or skill level. Thank you for asking!

Jackie Ryan Masek says

I recommend Math-U-See for everyone, that’s the beauty of the program. You can go as fast or as slow as each child needs. Logan needs the extra work while Jordan just zooms through it. They both love it!

Emily says

I love how thorough MUS is when yo stick with it.

amy says

This will be our first time using MUS -actually any math curriculum at home. (First year officially filing our intent to homeschool after two years at public school). I am so happy to read such great things both in the posts and comments about MUS! I’ve had my eye on this curriculum for a year (beginning of last school year when I decided we would need to pull our son the following year for at least math and language arts.)

I am excited about the videos 🙂 I’m decent at math, but am terrible at explaining how I know how to do the problems.

Lindsey Woolard says

awesome giveaway. i’ve used horizons in the past with my son. this year we chose to start our daughter out with mus alpha. looking forward to seeing how we all learn!

Melissa Bell says

My oldest daughter is completing Singapore 1. Is there a recommendation to which level would come next?

April Jones says

Thank you for doing this give-a-way. I am so glad to have found your blog! It would be great to see “a week in the life of” post on how you use it. I’m such a hand’s on learner. (;

EliseW says

Love Math-U-See! It was helpful to hear about the stewardship program. It causes me to want to find out more about that for future use with our child. Another thing – I am curious if you have a thought why it is harder for girls to get math?

Jill says

Decimal street helped my oldest understand place value which did not come easy for him.

tammy cordery says

The question I would like to ask is if it is good for a 4th grader.

Yvonne Ferlita says

Thanks for talking about Stewardship math! My 11th grade son needs a math credit next year, and I think this would fit the bill for him. Thanks too, for the give-away opportunity!

Bailey says

I loved reading how you used MUS in High School. We are going to start MUS with my 1st and 4th grader this year! Excited at this opportunity!

Sybil Brun says

This was a super helpful review to read, as I’ve been considering MUS for quite awhile now! Thanks alot for this opportunity!

Nicole says

We are enjoying our beginning with Math U See–I have tried so many math programs with my math-phobic daughter. Today she watched the video, understood immediately, and sat right down to do the lesson. Amazing!

Kristy says

We LOVE Math-U-See! It has made such a difference in my ability to clearly explain the math processes to my children and for them to visually grasp it. Once we found MUS we never looked further for a math curriculum. Currently have 4 children in different MUS levels, and 2 more on their heels. 🙂 Thanks so much for this incredible chance!

Trinity52607 says

This is our first year homeschooling, what are the pros of this series over others? Would this benefit a certain type of student better than others?

Jenn says

I am going through the same shift in thinking you went through! Trig and Statistics were no problem for me, yet my brilliant daughter looks at long division and breaks into a cold sweat. I assumed because math was easy for me that it would be for her as well. Yeah. So, I’m really hoping that Math-U-See will work for her. As we are a one income family I’m really really hoping we are lucky enough to win one!

Shecki Grtlyblesd says

I love Math U See! As a busy mom, teaching several grade levels, I like that I can have one student watch the video to introduce new concepts while I’m working with someone else.

Christine says

My son understands new math concepts quickly and with ease. My daughter does not. My son is going into third grade and my daughter into K. Do you recommend putting them both on Math U See or just my daughter? Thank you!

Kayela Kayela says

I tried to post a comment but I don’t think it went through. If this is a duplicate I apologize.

I thought the explanation of how the lessons are taught was very helpful. I believe my son has dyslexia ( we are on a waiting list for testing) so I have been looking for other methods of teaching him Math. I think the manipulatives will be a way to help him remember what he has learned.

Dawnita Fogleman says

The videos are great. I’ve seen other math programs that use video and they tend to string out long lessons that don’t keep my children’s attention. These are short, fun and to the point. My children really enjoy them.

Dawnita Fogleman says

When we started MUS, I did go back a level. I think it helped them gain confidence as well as reinforce the basics. Once they get the hang of how the program works, they can easily speed ahead doing two lessons a week.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

It may help to know that Math-U-See is skill level based and not based on grade levels. I would start where the placement tests suggest that you start. My belief is that if a child does not know his basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) it doesn’t really matter what other concepts you teach them because their brains will be busy trying to figure out the basics before even attempting the formulas. Once you have that down you can do anything!

Jackie Ryan Masek says

Oops, nope, Math-U-See also has a separate Stewardship curriculum. That does teach Biblical principals. The math program doesn’t have any Bible teaching in it, it is strictly MATH. Does that help?

Jackie Ryan Masek says

Yes, this is where you leave your comment. 😀 Yes, Math-U-See is very much “use your whole body and brain” to learn.

Ami says

This is our first year homeschooling. I will be teaching my son (4th grade) and daughter (2nd) grade. I also have a 4 yr old son and 7 month old daughter. I was told my daughter was way ahead in math and reading and my son would need extra tutoring this year due to state testing results last year. We want to do Math U See but I am in limbo with what level to choose. The placement tests put them both below their grade level. Would it be better to start at Alpha to get the main concepts together then let them work up to their levels from there?

Amanda says

I’ve been reading about math u see and this is the best post I’ve found so far. You mentioned it’s “set with timeless biblical principles”. Did your children learn anything biblical during their math lessons?

Anne says

Is this where I comment?!? Anyway, through this post I learned that Math U See uses videos, manipulatives, and workbooks. I didn’t realize the videos were an emphasis, but it sounds like a great way to combine different learning styles!