# Math-U-See Algebra 1

**Algebra 1**

Math-U-See *Algebra 1* teaches all basic algebra concepts. These include basic properties, solving equations (including simultaneous equations), coin problems, exponents and square roots, scientific notation, unit multipliers, and metric conversions. Graphing lines are taught in detail, and graphing conic sections are introduced. Operations with polynomials are demonstrated with place-value blocks for conceptual understanding before being taught conventionally.

**About Math-U-See Curriculum**

For more than 20 years, Math-U-See's renowned mastery-based, multi-sensory, student-paced program has been the answer for countless families.

Math-U-See is a comprehensive K-12 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 Math-U-See's systematic, precept-upon-precept math program.

This manipulative-based curriculum ensures your children will be able to fully understand each mathematical concept before moving on to another one.

Math-U-See is mastery-oriented, clear, to the point, and compelling with simple, uncluttered pages. In Math-U-See, new ideas are introduced step by step logically. At the same time, concepts that have been mastered are reviewed periodically.

The lessons are short, and there are many opportunities for multi-sensory experiences using videos and manipulatives.

Math-U-See 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 that be a daily reminder.

Student workbooks 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 dot-to-dots and crossword puzzles, have been incorporated into the student workbooks. Student workbook pages are consumable, so each child will need their own copy.

Instruction manuals include complete answer keys with solutions for all problems. This is more a necessity at the upper levels than the lower ones.

The Math-U-See 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 Integer Blocks, Fraction Overlays, and Algebra/Decimal Inserts.

Math-U-See 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 Math-U-See, parents should be prepared to plan and not start the lessons unprepared.

Math-U-See's teacher guide and supplemental DVD will teach you, the parent, more than just how to solve a math problem. They also show why the problem is solved in this manner and when to apply the concept.

Each lesson is demonstrated on the DVDs with such kind-hearted 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.

Math-U-See is laid out with step-by-step 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 can do so with a word problem.

Math-U-See will show you how. So, if you want to give your child a rock-solid mathematical foundation, if your child is shaky on the basics, or just looking for a no-frills, common-sense program, you will be pleased with Math-U-See.

**Note:** Math-U-See manipulative comes in a standard cardboard box with a lightweight plastic tray. These do not hold up well, either in shipment or daily life, so we'd suggest considering a different long-term storage option, such as a bin or bag. Our warehouse crew always does their best, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the packaging will arrive in good condition.

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**What Is Taught In The Algebra 1 Level?**

**In What Order Do I Use the Math-U-See 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 Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, PreCalculus with Trigonometry, and Calculus. Placement tests for the different levels are available here.

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**How Do I Choose Which Curriculum Set I Need?**

Algebra 1 Universal Set

The Math-U-See Algebra 1 Universal Set includes everything a new customer needs to be successful with Math-U-See Algebra 1. The Instruction Pack, Student Pack, Integer Block Kit, Algebra/Decimal Inserts, and the Algebra 1 Digital Pack are conveniently bundled so customers can be certain they have all of the items they need.

Algebra 1 Level Up Set

The Algebra 1 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 Algebra 1 Level Up Set also includes the Algebra 1 Digital Pack with access to streaming instruction videos, instructional PDFs, and all the other online resources for the Algebra 1 level in one convenient location.

Algebra 1 Level Up Base Sets

The Algebra 1 Level Up Base Set includes the Instruction Pack, Student Pack, and 12 months of access to the Algebra 1 Digital Pack. The Algebra 1 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 Math-U-See Universal Set.

Algebra 1 Student Pack

This is the right choice for families who have more than one student in the Algebra 1 level and who need a second workbook, or for families who have previously used Algebra 1 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 Math-U-See effectively. If you do not already own the Instruction Pack, you should purchase the Universal Set or Level Up set, not the Student Pack.**

**Algebra 1 Overview:**

**Algebra 1 Lesson 20 Sample:**

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**Table of Contents**

*Publisher:*Demme Learning

*Series:*Math-U-See

*Faith-Based:*No

**CHOKING HAZARD**- Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.