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Monthly Archives: May 2016

What If My Student Doesn’t Want to Use the Blocks?


Most students enjoy using the Math-U-See blocks, but some are resistant. If your student is in the second category, what can you do to encourage block use?

Most students enjoy using the Math-U-See blocks, but some are resistant. If your student is in the second category, what can you do to encourage block use? There are three common reasons why students don’t want to use the blocks. They Think The Blocks Are Babyish It is true that manipulatives are often associated with…
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Homeschool Blog Post Roundup: Some of Our Favorites


Here's a round-up of five of our favorite recent homeschool blog posts.

Howdy, partners! Partners? Yes, we want to partner with you to assist in any way we can with your homeschooling adventure. One way we do this is by reading a lot of homeschool blogs and sharing the best with you. 5 Recent Homeschool Blog Posts We know you have some “wild west” days in your…
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Tales from Customer Service: We Were Students


"I just want people to know it’s normal to have days when it’s not together. They’re doing great. But they don’t know it, because they’re hard on themselves." Learn more about what our customer service team thinks by reading the blog post.

Because of your positive response to our last post about what our Customer Service representatives think about their work, we present Part 2. Patti, Sandra, Mary, Sindy, Amanda, and Linda are back. And if you still can’t get enough, give them a call at 1-888-854-6284, and look out for a few more posts. Questions for…
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15 Reasons Why You Might Be a Homeschooler


Over the years I’ve heard a LOT of jokes about homeschooling and thought that it would be fun to share of them with you.

I was the valedictorian in my class and voted most likely to succeed…I was also a homeschooler. My parents homeschooled me and my three brothers, and from what I’ve experienced and learned over the years, homeschooling is not easy. It takes a lot of commitment, patience, and laughter. I read this quote recently, and I…
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Who Puts the Blocks Together for the First Time?


When you get your Integer Block Kit in the mail, we hope you’re impressed by how brightly and beautifully it’s packaged.

When you get your Math-U-See blocks in the mail, we hope you’re impressed by how brightly and beautifully the packaging is. You open it up, and see each piece laid just right (probably for the last time, but still…), each color in its own compartment, counted out to the requirements specified on the back of…
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The Value of Dictation in Spelling You See


The value of dictation in Spelling You See cannot be understated. This is the way your student provides you with feedback as to their progress in developing their visual spelling memory.

Do you remember the scene from one of the Charlie Brown cartoon specials where Miss Othmar asks the class to take out pencils and paper for a dictation? She then proceeds to “dictate” to the class, but all you hear is “Wha, wha, wha wha whaaaa.” This scene is what I so often recall when…
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