
PreAlgebra: Negative numbers, order of operations, solving for the unknown, and other topics.
MathUSee PreAlgebra is typically a good fit for a student entering seventh grade; to find the MathUSee level that best fits your child you can try the placement test here.
You're Going to Love This Multisensory, ManipulativeBased Curriculum!
If you are looking for a manipulativebased curriculum that ensures your children will be able to fully understand each mathematical concept before moving on to another one, you have found it. For more than 20 years MathUSee’s renowned masterybased, multisensory, studentpaced program has been the answer for countless families. MathUSee is a complete, comprehensive K12 math curriculum that uses manipulatives to illustrate and teach the concepts. If you regularly experience tears from your child whenever new mathematical topics are introduced, you need MathUSee’s systematic, preceptuponprecept math program.
The Tools and Format You Need to Master Math
With simple, uncluttered pages, MathUSee is masteryoriented, clear, to the point, and effective. In MathUSee, new ideas are introduced step by step in a logical order, while concepts that have been mastered are reviewed periodically. The lessons are short and there are lots of opportunities for multisensory experiences, using tools such as videos and manipulatives.
About the Books
MathUSee books are organized into levels, not grades, so students can proceed at their own pace as they master concepts. This is particularly helpful for the child that is not performing at grade level but would rather not have a daily reminder. Student workbooks and test booklets are softcover, and the pages are perforated and punched so they can be removed, completed, and placed in binders if you choose. Occasional fun exercises, like dottodots and crossword puzzles have been incorporated into the student workbooks. Test booklets for each course have tests to be used at the end of each lesson, plus four unit tests and a final exam. Student workbook pages and tests are consumable, so each child will need their own copy. Instruction manuals, however, are hardcover books and should last the life of your teaching career. Complete answer keys with solutions are included for all problems at all levels, more a necessity at the upper levels than the lower ones.
Magnificent Manipulatives
The MathUSee Manipulatives are more than a supplement, they are an integral part of the curriculum. Used from the Primer through Algebra 1 levels, the manipulatives build each concept from place value through polynomials through the use of Integer Blocks, Fraction Overlays, and Algebra/Decimal Inserts.
For the Parents
Unlike our other math programs, MathUSee does require a fair amount of parental involvement, especially in the younger grades. They have bent over backwards to make the lesson planning as painless as possible, but to get the most out of MathUSee, parents should be prepared to plan, and not start the lessons unprepared. MathUSee’s teacher guide and supplemental DVD will teach you, the parent, more than just how to solve a math problem, they will also show why the problem is solved in this manner, and when to apply the concept. On the DVDs, each lesson is demonstrated with such kindhearted enthusiasm, I now understand why children line up at homeschool conferences to give the instructor, Steve Demme, a hug. DVDs can be played on a DVD player or computer; however, Windows 10 users will need to download a separate video player.
Digital Pack Included!
Every MathUSee PreAlgebra set purchased from us will also include the new Digital Pack. Accessible through any internet browser, you will have streaming video versions of MathUSee’s Instructional DVD, a PDF of the Instruction Manual, access to an online version of their Digital Manipulatives, and convenient links to a number of their free online resources. Access to all of these resources is included free for twelve months with the purchase of the MathUSee PreAlgebra Curriculum set.
Feel Good About Knowing Your Child Is Really Getting It
MathUSee is laid out with stepbystep procedures for introducing, practicing, mastering, and reviewing concepts. How do you know when your child has "mastered" a math concept? Not just when he gets the answers right but when he can teach the concept back to you, especially if he is able to do so with a word problem. MathUSee will show you how. So, if you want to give your child an exceptionally solid mathematical foundation; if your child is shaky on the basics; or if you are just looking a nofrills, common sense program; you are sure to be pleased with MathUSee.

What Is Taught In The PreAlgebra Level?
Negative Numbers: Addition
Negative Numbers: Subtraction
Negative Numbers: Multiplication
Negative Numbers: Division
Whole Numbers
Integers
Number Line
Exponents
Place Value
Expanded and Exponential Notation
Understanding of Plane Geometry & Geometric Symbols
Using Ratio Reasoning to Solve Problems

In What Order Do I Use the MathUSee Levels?
There are seven books for elementary grades which can be used in the following order: Primer, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, and Zeta. These first seven books are followed by PreAlgebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, PreCalculus with Trigonometry, and Calculus. Placement tests for the different levels are available here.

How Do I Choose Which Curriculum Set I Need?
PreAlgebra Universal Set
The MathUSee PreAlgebra Universal Set includes everything a new customer needs to be successful with MathUSee PreAlgebra. The Instruction Pack, Student Pack, Integer Block Kit, Algebra/Decimal Inserts, and the PreAlgebra Digital Pack are conveniently bundled so customers can be certain they have all of the items they need.
PreAlgebra Level Up Set
The PreAlgebra Level Up Set is geared toward families who already own the Integer Block Kit and simply need the Algebra/Decimal Inserts. If you are looking for a complete set, minus the massive manipulative set, this is what you want. In addition to the Instruction Pack, Student Pack, and the Algebra/Decimal Inserts, the PreAlgebra Level Up Set also includes the PreAlgebra Digital Pack with access to streaming instruction videos, instructional PDFs, and all the other online resources for the PreAlgebra level in one convenient location.
PreAlgebra Level Up Base Sets
The PreAlgebra Level Up Base Set includes the Instruction Pack, Student Pack, and 12 months of access to the PreAlgebra Digital Pack. The PreAlgebra Level Up Base Set is the right choice for families who already own both the Integer Block Kit and the Algebra/Decimal Inserts, or who are purchasing them as part of another MathUSee Universal Set.
PreAlgebra Student Pack
This is the right choice for families who have more than one student in the PreAlgebra level and who need a second workbook, or for families who have previously used PreAlgebra for one student and already own both the Integer Block Kit, Algebra/Decimal Inserts and the Instruction Pack. The Student Pack includes solely the student workbook and the test booklet; the Digital Pack is not included.
You must have the Instruction Pack to utilize MathUSee effectively. If you do not already own the Instruction Pack, you should purchase the Universal Set or Level Up set, not the Student Pack.


