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16 Tips for New Math-U-See Users


We’ve gathered 16 tips for new Math-U-See users like you. The best part – the tips are coming from actual parents using the curriculum.

Welcome to the Math-U-See community! Here at Math-U-See, we trust parents. Every child is different; we recognize that. That’s one of the reasons our curriculum gives parents the tools they need to teach their child successfully. We know no one knows your child like you. Although we give you the tools to succeed, there is…
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Math-U-See & Spelling You See Webinars


Math-U-See and Spelling You See Webinars

Let’s Build Lifelong Learners Together There’s a lot that goes into your child’s education and we want to help by giving you the tools you need to succeed. Since we have a lot to talk about, we’re breaking things down and giving you all the answers in our upcoming webinar series about our Math-U-See and…
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What Does It Mean to Be a “Tech-Wise” Family?


Andy Crouch’s latest book, The Tech-Wise Family, is filled with practical insights and advice about how technology is used in families.

A 2018 Pew Research Center survey has found that parents think teens spend too much time on their phones, and teens agree. The Atlantic reports: Fifty-four percent of the roughly 750 13-to-17-year-olds surveyed said they spend too much time absorbed in their phones, and 65 percent of parents said the same of their kids’ device…
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How to Present a Math-U-See Lesson


Different components work together to allow you to present a Math-U-See lesson.

At Demme Learning, we trust parents. That concept started with Steve Demme, the founder of Math-U-See. You may know a little about the program Steve considers his “baby;” you might even use it. But have you ever wondered why it’s in such a different order than other curricula, or why manipulatives are used all the…
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34 Favorite (Home)School Supplies [Curated]


It may be too early to reflect on your child’s progress or curriculum; however, we can talk about something a little more fun...school supplies!

It’s that time in the year when your homeschooling life seems a little more at ease and you can finally catch a breath. It may be too early to reflect on your child’s progress or curriculum; however, we can talk about something a little more fun…school supplies! Okay, I admit it; one of the most…
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The Connected Child [Book Review]


My wife Anna are going through the required training to become adoptive parents. One of the most helpful books we read was The Connected Child.

My wife Anna and I have spent this past year going through the required training to become adoptive parents. One of the most helpful books we were assigned to read is The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross. I wanted to share some of…
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29 Signs You’re Raising a Reader


Here are some signs and clues that your efforts to raise a reader have paid off – even if it doesn’t always seem so rewarding at the time.

There’s a lot of talk about raising readers these days. Homeschool parents especially are sold on the importance of reading – and pretty much everyone is now aware of the lifelong benefits of reading aloud and are trying to do everything right in this area from day one: ● Start reading to your child from…
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Is Counting on Fingers Ok?


One of the most common “go to” math manipulatives students use to learn their math facts are their fingers. Is counting on fingers ok?

We all know the importance of math fact memorization as a part of the framework that underlies success in all math concepts. One of the most common “go to” math manipulatives students use to learn their math facts are their fingers. Some students are able to transition from finger counting to rote memorization. However, many…
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10 Math Games for Early Learners


Try some of these fun and educational math games to introduce your child to math.

Young children love to ask questions and play games. Early learners crave experiences that incorporate their senses, that require them to experiment and make observations, and that allow them to explore. As your child’s first teacher, you can start introducing basic math concepts such as numbers, counting, shapes, patterns, and measurement while playing together. Try…
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Your Child’s Math Experience is Not Your Math Experience


How often do we take our adult math experience and shove it onto a child, expecting them to conform to what has taken us years to accomplish?

“Your child’s math experience is not your math experience.” Oh my goodness, these are words I wish someone had said to me twenty-plus years ago! I became a homeschool parent because I knew my math skills were weak. I wanted more for my children, yet I had no idea how I was going to get…
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