I’m considering switching to the Math-U-See program, but I’m worried that your curriculum’s unique sequence will prevent student from having a smooth transition. Can you help?
Depending on what skills your student has developed, this may or may not be a concern. As a first step, we have a free placement tool that will help you determine the most appropriate level for your student.
If there are a few gaps (missing skills or concepts) prohibiting a seamless transition into that level, our customer service team would love to help you figure out how to address that obstacle. They are trained to provide resources and strategies for helping your student get ready for the level that best fits their need.
You can contact them here via email, phone, or live chat.
I don’t understand why the Math-U-See curriculum teaches concepts in the sequence that it does. Can you explain the value of your approach?
The short answer to this is that we want your student to develop a robust foundation of conceptual understanding of basic skills and problem solving first in order to prepare them for the challenges of higher-level math like Algebra 1 and Algebra 2.
For example, we’ve heard countless stories from parents who say that when their student revisited conceptual skills, they were able to master the algebra that had been so difficult for them before.