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Math-U-See is Boring!


"My student is telling me that Math-U-See is boring! I’m not sure what to do! Can you help?"

My student is telling me that Math-U-See is boring! I’m not sure what to do! Can you help? There are a number of reasons your student might be feeling bored. As a first step, try and see if you and your student can pinpoint what is causing that boredom. Is the work too easy? Does…
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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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Math-U-See Manipulatives App Garners Award


The recent updates and expansion of the Math-U-See Manipulatives app earned an award for the Demme Learning team and our developers, d’Vinci Interactive.

The recent updates and expansion of the Math-U-See Manipulatives app earned an award for the Demme Learning team and our developers, d’Vinci Interactive. The Davey Awards honor the best in web, design, video, advertising, mobile, and social from agencies worldwide. We were recognized in the educational website category. The Math-U-See Manipulative Tool allows students to…
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How Children on the Spectrum Can Benefit from Multisensory Learning


While all students can benefit from multisensory learning, it can be particularly beneficial for students who have sensory or attention issues.

Benefits of Multisensory Learning Before we continue, it’s important to address the obvious question. You might be thinking, “Isn’t most learning multisensory learning? I mean, any time you’re engaging more than one of the five senses, doesn’t that count as multisensory?” Technically, yes it does. In literal terms, the standard fare of reading text and…
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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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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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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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How to Use the Math-U-See Manipulatives


Many people wonder how they should use the Math-U-See manipulatives to teach math. If you don't use them properly, they are not going to be very helpful.

Many people wonder how they should use the Math-U-See manipulatives to teach math. If you don’t use them properly, they are not going to be very helpful. They are such an integral part of the Math-U-See program that it might be useful to understand Steve Demme’s intention in creating them in the first place. Steve…
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Math Manipulatives Aren’t Just for “Little Kids”


Educators have discovered that using math manipulatives helps students of all ages to learn new concepts and deepen understanding.

For many people, the mention of math manipulatives calls to mind using marbles for counting or craft sticks tied in bundles of 10 to illustrate place value. Once such elementary concepts have been learned, the role of hands-on math tools may be less clear. Educators have discovered, however, that using manipulatives well helps students of…
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Mastering the Math-U-See Math Test


The idea of studying for a math test can seem like a daunting task for you and your student. This doesn’t have to be the case.

The idea of studying for a math test can seem like a daunting task for you and your student. Even the word “test” can elicit emotions of fear and doubt. This doesn’t have to be the case. The first step in preparing and studying for a test in the Math-U-See curriculum is making sure you…
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