Amanda, a second-generation homeschooling mum, was introduced to the Math-U-See program as a homeschool student. Enjoy your story as she shares her experience with Math-U-See.:
“I was in 7th grade and struggling through maths with daily tears. The oldest of five kids, we had tried several different maths programs, but I struggled to understand and relate to what I was learning. I could memorize the maths facts, but I lacked any real comprehension and couldn’t do a word problem to save my life. Friends recommended the Math-U-See program to my mom. We watched the video of “Mr. Steve” demonstrating maths concepts using the manipulative blocks, and light bulbs started going off in my head! For the first time, I could see maths and understand what was being taught. I had younger siblings who were just beginning the program, so my parents took me back to the beginning levels as well.
Many parents are apprehensive about backing up with an older student, but I can assure you it is worth it! Maths is sequential: each concept builds on the next. If you miss anything in the sequence, future concepts will be a struggle. For instance, if a student hasn’t mastered fractions, they will also struggle with Algebra, as fractions are foundational to success in upper levels.
I moved quickly through the levels. It didn’t take long for me to do a thorough review and build out my concepts so I could “see” them, this time with mastery and understanding. While not every student needs to back up to the beginning like I did, it can certainly benefit some.
Learning maths is similar to building a house. Without a good foundation, you won’t get a good structure. My mathematical house is well built. I am confident in the structure and have understanding, thanks to a solid foundation using the Math-U-See curriculum.”
If you’d like to learn more about the unique Math-U-See approach to teach your student maths, we invite you to schedule a consultation. We can help you evaluate your student’s needs to determine their readiness and proper placement in the program. We look forward to showing you how Maths Australia’s Math-U-See’s groundbreaking methodologies work, and the opportunity to answer any questions you might have in regards to your student’s needs. If you have any questions, please contact Megan directly on 0432 264 822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.