THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

“My oldest has always loved math. For the first few years of his schooling, we used a hands-on math program that was likable, but *left some holes* in his learning,” Lisa Keva shared with me. I asked if she would be willing to share her family’s Math-U-See journey with LJSkool readers and she said yes. Read her story below and then enter the contest here and then on the main page for a second entry.

[note note_color=”#FED363″ radius=”17″]Lisa Keva wears the many hats of: wife, mother, teacher, taxi-driver, cafeteria lady, nurse, counselor, and friend. It’s possible to catch a glimpse of her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or at her blog, Tales of a Homeschool Family starting its’ 12th year. This guest post is part of LJSkool’s Math-U-See Week.[/note]

## The Math Problem

At the end of the 4th grade, we discovered these holes were in multi-digit multiplication AND division. Though I had been eyeing up Math-U-See for awhile, we hadn’t taken the plunge to switch. It was obvious that the time to reconsider another math program was at hand! After taking the online placement test, we discovered that my son would need the back section of Gamma and the back half of Delta to fill in his weak spots.

## The Math Solution

We prayerfully purchased these 2 levels for my son’s summer school learning. Within a very short amount of time, he caught up and was then ready for the next level before September. Math-U-See helped fill in those blanks, strengthened what he already knew and enabled him to work independently of Mom. He loves Steve Demme’s upbeat teaching style DVD’s and we love it too!

## A Great Fit For The Entire Family

Since that time, we’ve added 3 more children to our homeschool. Two of these are already well into using Math-U-See with great success. The multi-learning style aspect of this curriculum can’t be beat as it uniquely fits each child’s style. My visual, auditory and kinestetic kids are consistently scoring above grade level on standardized tests. This year my oldest starts Pre Calculus.

What a journey it has been and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

# ~ *Lisa Keva*

## THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

## The Winners are announced!

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

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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.
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EliseW says

Thank you for sharing your process and your blog. Have a great day!

Shari says

I am seriously considering changing our math curriculum to Math U See and have heard many positive things about it!! I am thinking it is exactly what we need in many ways, but I am wondering if you would recommend it the child (9 years) ever enters the school system in later years (due to the emphasis in a specific area for an extended period of time)?

Leah says

We really love the dvd and manipulative blocks–it helps my active learner and gives me the confidence to help teach a subject that is pretty intimidating to me.

Rosenda Valenzuela says

Does Math u see work for a very creative hands-on musical mover? My nine year old daughter is all that! It’s been so hard to find a math she finds interesting and that helps her retain what she has learned. I saw math u see at a homeschool conference, but wasn’t sure spending all that $. However, from what you explained how it can help all learning styles, I feel more confident to try it. I hope, no, I pray I win this to try it out! Thank you. 🙂

Tracey M. says

We love the MUS curricula and have been using it for years. I appreciate that it is mastery-based, that my daughter can watch the DVD’s with me, and that she can use manipulatives (blocks) which gives her a more hands-on approach. I want her to know the skills and concepts before moving on to more difficult concepts and MUS does that. We love Steve’s teaching tips in the manual and on the DVD – they really help solidify the concept. My daughter has had great success with MUS and we’d like to continue using it. We also LOVE that she can work at her own pace whether be covering a lesson in a day or a whole week. The program is easily adaptable and based on YOUR child’s abilities. The curriculum is very user-friendly! Thank you for the opportunity!

Billie says

I love the mastery approach to MUS. =)

Howard Weidknecht says

Math-U-See has helped our family in more ways than we can

imagine. Because this is a short

contest, I will just share a few.

1. The DVD format

is great, as we have 4 children at home currently, and having the older

children watch the DVD and then work independently on solving the problems

saves time for us. If they still have

questions, their mother or I can then watch the video with them and try to help

them understand. This not only teaches

the children some independence, but it also reinforces problem solving skills

that we are trying to instill.

2. His simple,

down-to-earth explanations of how and why a problem is solved in a particular

way, helps the kids (and parents) to solve not only the problems given, but

real-life problems. Excellent use of

multiple formats (word problems, etc.)

3. When combined

and used for multiple years (different math books, levels), he goes through and

builds on each of the techniques. This

helps when introducing Algebra actually began in 6th grade math.

Best Regards,

Howard J. Weidknecht

Industrial Automation Specialist

gingergould says

I’d like to know more about how/when you used Algebra 1. My ds9 will be just about ready for a rigourous Algebra course in another year. He’s a natural in math and we used Primer & Alpha in preK/K before needing to move to something else. I’m looking to add Algebra 1 to our line-up, how did it work for your family?

Heather Wood-Duncan says

I like how you got your child caught up and gaps filled

ticiaM says

I’m not sure if my comment went through….. I love how hands on it is and my kids can SEE what the problem is.

Emily says

I loved how you used the back half of two levels to get caught up!

Melissa Bell says

I like the idea that it targets all types of learners. I hate to invest in something that I’m not sure I can use again with my younger child because of different learning styles.

April Jones says

This is encouraging… I have a variety of learners too. They want more than just worksheet and flashcards. (; Thank you for sharing your success at bringing a child to not only “catching up” but excelling. This would fit our family well.

Christine says

I love the mastery it provides, that you can go at their pace.

Melissa G says

We’re currently switching over to the Math U see program as well. Mr. Demme’s mastery concept works well as each level builds upon the last.

Jill says

Decimal Street helped my oldest understand place value, which did not come easy for him. And the extra practice games are more fun than worksheets.

tammy cordery says

What I learned from your post about Math-U-See is that it sounds like an easy program for the student. My daughter has been having problems with math I hope this helps her,

Heather S says

Thanks for the reminder that MUS is good for a variety of learning styles. I really want to try this but my homeschool budget is tapped out.

Helen says

Our son thinks math is great now that we’ve switched to MUS because he finds MR.D to be funny in the video lessons. We’re looking forward to continuing through the levels.

Yvonne Ferlita says

I like how you talked about how MUS helped fill in the holes of your child’s math education. That’s what we’re struggling with ourselves. Thanks for the give-away opportunity and for sharing!

Sybil Brun says

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

Kristy Smith says

I remember my husband and I first watching the free demo DVD and how blown away we were by the simple and clear approach Math U See offered. We’ve been using it with our children ever since! Currently 4 students on different levels! Thanks for this chance!

Trinity52607 says

This is our first year homeschooling, what are the pros of this program over others? Does this program work best for a certain type of student

Shecki Grtlyblesd says

When we started with MUS, one of the things we really liked was that when the kids understood a concept, they didn’t have to do all the busy work. They could test and move to the next lesson, yet I liked that when they needed more reinforcement, it was there.

Lisa Keva says

Hi Meg, with MUS there are generally 5 ‘sheets’ per level for the high school level. The first 2 teach the new material. The next three have less of the new material and include review material. So, I would think a high school could adapt well coming into MUS for the first time.

Lisa Keva says

We’ve had lessons that have taken us 3 days and some that have taken 3 weeks! You are smart to hold your daughter at a place until she achieves mastery! You know her best and if she’s already mastered the review, either cut it down or skip it. There’s nothing that says if she was in Public School that she would be doing better — they wouldn’t slow down for her. Most likely they’d just speed on ahead and those that ‘got it’ would be looked at as “good students” and those that didn’t would just be left behind.

Lisa Keva says

You’ll be surprised at how much learning to skip count will help your child when they get older. It’s a skill that isn’t taught in most curricula!

Lisa Keva says

We did make the switch in 5th grade. I wish we had done it earlier – but at least the kids afterwards got the advantage of starting at the beginning!

Lisa Keva says

Though it didn’t make sense at the time to go back and fill in the blanks with buying two levels of MUS, I’m so glad we did it. My son (our original MUS user) just started Pre Calc today!

Lisa Keva says

MUS has worked amazingly well for us!

Lisa Keva says

I agree with Dawnita. When we started MUS, I needed the back halves of Gamma and Delta before we went on. I’m so glad we spent the $ to do this, because once that foundation was strengthened we didn’t have any math issues!

Dawnita Fogleman says

We just go with the flow. In our farm/ranch situation, everyday is a surprise, so “school” has to be flexible. I think we tend to do a lesson every week and 1/2. We school year-long with sabbatical breaks here and there for holidays & pretty weather… When the weather is nasty and we are stuck inside, they can do a whole lesson a week. 🙂

Dawnita Fogleman says

I catch my children playing with their manipulatives almost as much as they play with legos. They love these blocks! 🙂

Dawnita Fogleman says

Reinforcing all the different learning styles helps build confidence and retention. All my children have enjoyed this program, even the creative ones who don’t “get” math. Everyone understands cookies and birthday gifts. 🙂

Dawnita Fogleman says

I’d definitely go back a level. They will catch up quicker and be much more confident. Don’t consider it “setting back”, consider it a “comprehensive review” instead. 🙂

Ami says

I am thinking about starting at Alpha with my 2nd and 4th graders. Just browsing the placement tests they were not proficient with Alpha – counting out everything on their hands unable to answer a simple one digit addition or subtraction without their hands. This is my first year homeschooling. Does this sound like a good plan or am I setting them back?

Amanda says

Thank you for your post! I’ve been considering Math U See, and I’m glad you think it’s good for all types of learners. I’m still learning how my children learn best!

Kristen M Matherly says

I love math u see just because my children are more hands on. Before using this just trying to get my kids to count was hard. Being able to hold something in their hand gives them the understanding of counting adding and subtracting. They were able to grasp single digit addition and subtraction. I cannot wait to see how double digit addition and subtraction, as well as, multiplication and division are done.

Jennifer Cagle Croley says

I would like to know if you follow a general schedule, for example 1 lesson a week, or just see how things progress and move on when ready.

Rebekah W says

Thank you for sharing that Math U See has worked well for your children of different learning styles!

Emma says

I can relate, my child is entering 4th grade and I’m not sure she is understanding and remembering everything she learns, there are some loopholes as you said and this may just be a good fit for her.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

The link for the placement test: http://www.mathusee.com/parents/getting-started/placement/

Jackie Ryan Masek says

You need to know even though Logan was about 7 or 8 at the time, we totally started at the Primer level. But, that only took about 2 or 3 months to complete, so did the rest until we got up to his “grade” level.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

Might I strongly suggest you have your child take the placement test first? You may be surprised what they do know and understand already. http://www.mathusee.com/parents/getting-started/placement/

Fullofwonder says

I was most concerned about switching math programs going in to grade 3, but reading that you did it going in to grade 5 and that the online placement test guided you in the right direction was very helpful information. Thank you!

Liz says

MUS has been a good fit for all my children. We go at our own pace and use the extra online pages if we need more practice.

Terry says

would like to share this program with my grandson. Math has been difficult for him. This sounds like It could be just what he needs to give him the help he needs in math.

Megan says

We love math-u-see because it’s easy for our kids to work at their own pace.

EliseW says

Helpful: Your blog encourages me in my decision to continue with Math-U-See. It is even great to see that Math-U-See can help a child in transition.

How it has helped your family question: What type of learners are your children? How seamless or challenging was the transition from your original math program to Math-U-See?

How has Math-U-See helped our family: Last year was our first time using it (Primer). It was awesome! Our son really loved the work and loved showing his father the new concepts. I am really excited about this coming year.

Nicole says

We have just started with Math U See, but my daughter has actually looked forward to math–which is a huge change!

Tina Miles says

We switched over to Math-U-See last year, middle of the year when I didn’t like how my 2nd son’s math was jumping ahead to multiplication when he hadn’t mastered subtraction yet. So far my kids have loved it, I love how they enjoyed the quick video and we can move as quick or slow as we need do–if they show me they know it, we just move right on!

Kris Tutte says

I’m thinking about ordering Math U See for my 9 year old who is developmentally about kindergarten level.

Sarah says

I bought the Primer level to use with my almost-six-year-old this year (I could have gone with Alpha, but I wanted to make sure that he had a solid foundation), and we have absolutely LOVED it so far! He really loves the videos and usually wants to watch them more than once, and he has really enjoyed using the manipulatives. We started on July 1, and we’re already on lesson 20 (out of 30)! I have been amazed to see just how much he has learned so far: place value, adding tens, adding hundreds, skip counting by 2s and 10s, etc. I really love that each lesson includes review. I think my son likes the fact that each lesson has some challenging material and some things that he’s familiar with. He has quickly developed a love for math that has been so much fun to watch, and his two-year-old brother looks forward to our math lessons everyday, too, since he gets to play with the manipulative blocks…I’m hoping he’ll be excited when he actually gets to start doing math. Granted, we’re still fairly new to this program, but I can definitely see us using this for the long haul!

Rosanna says

Thanks… Helps a lot… We would like them to have a well rounded education so that they have opportunities to move ahead into what God has called them to do, and have time to explore their interests. Like your ideas for outside the box math. I am having her cook something 2-3 times a week to help her get comfortable with fractions so when we get there she hopefully will be able to grasp the manipulation of them!

Jackie Ryan Masek says

First, kudos to your daughter for sticking up for herself. We had a huge brouhaha with the neighborhood kids back in Ohio. The boys couldn’t spell the name of the local elementary school. As if they needed to!

It really comes down to what your, Rosanna’s, educational philosophy is based on. Are your educating your children at home to keep them up with what the local public school says they should know OR are you doing it so they can learn the way their brains work at the speed that it works?

One level of Math-U-See should not, does not, equal one “school year” of learning. Think of it as a step ladder and to get to the top you work your way up that ladder, against a tall building, in the dark. Would you skip steps on a ladder? Would you run up a ladder? Do you take your take your time and make sure your foot is firmly on each rung before going to the next level?

Logan is VERY left brained. When we study art we study perspective and the Golden Mean (math), when we study history we study latitude and longitude of the locations of these places(math), etc. Find every day ways to use math and the way that your child sees the world and you’ll see her thrive.

Rosanna says

We have used MUS with three kids… My older and younger seem to do well… My middle daughter gets stuck often (the transition to multi digit subtraction with regrouping was brutal) and although she is going into 4th grade she is just finishing BETA I have done my best to let her move at her pace and focus on mastery before moving on… But wondering if you would skip some of the review in Gamma as she does have it all down now? To try and help her “catch up” a bit… Some neighborhood kids were giving her a hard time because she didn’t know how to multiply yet and that she should go to real (public) school so she would really know stuff. she had enough confidence to say, math is harder for her and thats ok. She is very language music and art oriented so she is excelling in other ways. Thoughts?

Jackie Ryan Masek says

What I loved about the Alpha level of Math-U-See (that’s the beginning book) is that there is a huge emphasis on using the blocks. You show the child that one green block (represents 1) next to a brown block (represents 8) equals an aqua block (represents 9). As you build you say what you are doing. Then you teach your child to build and say the equation. The feel of the Math-U-See blocks was unlike any other manipulative I bought for the boys and the colors that corresponded to the numbers really made my boys’ brains happy.

If they aren’t for that the absolute beginner book is the Primer. Go to this link and watch the video on how that level works. I think you will find that this math program is absolutely geared toward the way your child’s brain works. http://store.mathusee.com/catalog/math-u-see/general-math/primer

Jackie Ryan Masek says

That is great, September! We love Steve’s style of teaching and can really tell from the videos that he truly loves kids. That went a long way with me. The boys loved him because he could pass for their father’s older brother. I always love to hear stories about homeschool grads. Bravo!

Jackie Ryan Masek says

That is an excellent question, Meg. What I really like about Math-U-See is that they are very good at putting in “refresher” topics when a topic that was covered before comes comes up. They also have the videos and online co-op classes if you need help.

Laura says

Can a child start MUS with no math skills at all, or should they have basic consistent ability to add and subtract? Mine are starting now with K level HSing and have some sensory issues so are still very rudimentary with math skills. Their thinking and processing is not typical and I have not yet discovered a consistent approach especially when it comes to concrete subjects like math.

Danielle A says

I loved that you could do the placement test to see which level your son needed and get him caught up so easily. I’m considering Math-U-see for my kids. Thanks!

Jackie Ryan Masek says

It takes anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour to teach a new chapter. After that the kid is on their own. Mind you, I would cut the worksheet up for Logan and he would have to do one problem every hour, things like that. Yes, it did take him all day long to complete the worksheet but it was not overwhelming and we did manage to get other subjects done during the day. Jordan is just a freak math whiz and takes maybe 10 minutes to finish a worksheet. You are in completely and totally in charge of your day as a homeschooler. We didn’t bring school into our house, we brought learning into our home.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

You can make your own manipulatives and Pinterest has a lot of ideas. We glued beans to popsicle sticks, for instance. Once I bought the Math-U-See manipulatives I quickly purchased the extended pack. That’s because no other manipulative came close to the FEEL of the blocks. They are the right size, the right texture, the right everything that really turned on my boys’ sensory neurons. It’s like the difference between a wooden spoon and a latex spatula. Sometimes paying the money pays off so well in the long run.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

I am glad you like leaving out the “social media run around” As the mom of two boys with ADHD I surely don’t have time to keep up with everybody so it isn’t fair to ask others to do that either. BUT, we would love to share with you there, too, when you do have time.

I understand your need, time wise and probably sanity wise, to combine your children’s math time. I thought the same thing, too. For us, that did not work well at all. Boys are very competitive, brothers are even more so. It quickly went downhill. I’m just putting that out there.

However, what you can do, is play math games together. In the Teacher’s Guide are “Mental Math” questions. I would give the boys 5 questions and they would write the answer down on a white board. At the end I would have them switch boards and grade them. They got an M&M for every right answer. Sometimes we would check right after and I would throw the candy at them and they wold have to catch it with their mouth. Make it as silly as possible.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

Yes, I know that Math-U-See does a fantastic job in all the levels of math. If your daughters are behind I cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure they know their basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). Use Math-U-See’s online drills at least 5 – 15 minutes a day as a warm-up before the math lesson. The link is above.

Rachel Bradley says

Thank you! This post actually answered one of the questions I posted in the previous post’s comments! Very helpful 🙂

Robin Binny says

I have been debating on this program too, I have 2 girls that are behind in math do you feel like this addresses all levels of math?

Jenn says

Thank you so much for not including the social media run around for this giveaway. My family just feels more comfortable with much less of that than it seems most people are, and I appreciate being included anyway:)

My question is how easy is it to use Math-U-See for multiple children? I have an incoming third grader that has already shown promise at memorizing multiplication tables, and a mostly 5th grader that is still struggling with two digit multiplication and long division. Because there are overlaps I’d like to be able to use at least part of our day working together. They have limited “peer” time when it comes to school work, and I am hoping that working together on a program like this will help improve their ability to do “school” projects in small groups. Thank you so much!

Cassie Watson says

Are there a lot of additional costs for manipulatives for Math-U-See or can you make your own?

Anna Fasteson says

I’m relatively new to homeschooling and will be formally teaching 4 of my 6 kids this year (two are still too young). I’m working on setting up a schedule and need to know how much time each child usually spends on a MUS lesson? I’m sure we will be tweaking our schedule as the year goes on, but an estimation would help me know where to start. Thanks!

September West says

Math-U-See has been a huge blessing to our family. With our first child, the typical abstractly-taught, memorization-based math programs brought her to tears. We met Steve Demme at a homeschool conference, saw his program, and never looked back. Math went from being our daughter’s least favorite subject to her favorite because she could finally understand when math topics were taught concretely with the fabulous blocks and Steve’s winsome teaching style on the videos. Our daughter is a Senior this year and has used Math-U-See for every level, and we will continue to use this great math program for our other eight children.

Meg Grooms says

Can you jump in when you hit the high school math level if you haven’t used the earlier levels?

amy says

That is amazing! Because I am definitely NOT the math person in the house. I have English/language arts/spelling down. I can do basic math but when he starts getting higher up, such as after basic algebra, he’ll need someone else. 🙂

Thank you so much! I’m even more excited that I found MUS!!

Carmen says

Math-U-See was recommended to us from the beginning, and we started with it. We’re on our third year, and loving it! I absolutely LOVE how gradually it steps into each lesson and works the child up through the levels. It very nearly self-teaches, as they are fully prepared for the next lesson with the previous one(s), without any major jumps!

Jackie Ryan Masek says

Hi, Branson! Yes, I love how well Math-U-See is adaptable for every learning style, too.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

That is wonderful news, Carleer! Thank you for sharing.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

Welcome, Courtney! We do pictures, and colors, and fun stuff in our homeschool, too. I am working on creating more printables as well.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

Awesome news, Robin! Thank you for sharing you child’s math success.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

That is wonderful, Lisa! It kills me when people say they are awful at math, or that their kids aren’t good at it. All that means is that you weren’t taught just how easy and fun math can be the way your brain can understand. Bless you for being willing to try something new and find the program that has enabled your child to succeed! I love hearing stories like that.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

Hi, Sandy! I wish I had Math-U-See when I was a student in school. I know that I would have had a much easier time learning math.

Jackie Ryan Masek says

Welcome to LJSkool, Amy! I only used one set for my two boys. However, Logan would do math in the morning and Jordan does it in the afternoon so your mileage may vary. The only time I ever have to spend with them is anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour at the beginning of the chapter. After that, the boys are on their own to complete the assignments. If they get stuck they pop the video back in and refresh their memory on how to do a problem.

amy says

What did you find helpful about my post?

First of all, I think it is awesome that I didn’t have to sign up for a bunch of external people/websites in order to enter. I also don’t do twitter, so following anyone as a means to enter drawings doesn’t help anyone. 🙂

I am glad to see I’m not the only one who has been eying MUS for a child who enjoys math. It is helpful to see that it can work for a child who enjoys math, and is great for filling in “holes” that other curriculum did not cover.

What questions would you like to ask me regarding how my family uses Math-U-See?

How much time do you have? hahah How often do you use the manipulatives ? Is it necessary to have two sets? Do you have any experience with the Beta set? My son is going into 2nd grade, is a math/science boy and is hands-on for maximal learning potential 🙂

How has Math-U-See helped you to give your child great math lessons?

So far, we have only been eying MUS. I am hoping it will be a good fit as it appears it will be for my son’s preferred way to learn (hands-on with a bit of practice opportunities).

sandy chastain says

W have been using MUS for a few years and my children love it. My oldest, 6th grade, feels it is a bit juvenile for her… She is wrong. I love the way the blocks are used to tell time. I feel that was my favorite thing. I dreaded teaching this concept because I used to teach it in public school… Wish I had this program then!!

Lisa Keen says

My son was struggling with Algebra. He understood some things, but not others, so we switched to MUS. Straight A’s. We asked him the other night if he liked it, he said, “I like the analogies and examples that Mr. Demme uses. He makes it easy to understand.”

Shannan Thiel says

Math-U-See has helped us tremendously, I’m not a natural math teacher and the videos have given me (the visual learner mom) a valuable teaching resource! We watch the videos together and discuss it, re- watch it if we’re not understanding, pause and discuss the problems and then play to see if we understood it. No tears and pride in understanding has made our math lessons a joy! We have used this from preschool and intend to keep with it through high school!

Robin says

My oldest struggles in math. Math-u-see has given us the opportunity for her to get hands-on, visual and verbal teaching of the concepts. She is doing wonderfully!

Courtney Flinn says

I’m so glad I found this site! I’m considering starting my first grader in this program, but am not sure how she will do as she loves pictures and color.

carleer says

My youngest had used MUS since first grade and her grasp of mathbis astounding. Not only can shw “do” math, but thanks to MUS she can solve everyday, real life sitautions involving numbers. It is such a logical and straightforward approach that it just makes sense!

Branson Merrill says

It is helpful to know that it fits multiple learning styles! Thanks!