COURSE NO. ALG002
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COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE NOTES
Credit Information for Students in Grades 9  12: Credits awarded according to hours reported; 37.5 hours = 2.5cr; 75 hours = 5.0cr; max. 2.5cr per quarter; max. 2.5cr per work sample.
Scheduling Suggestions: 5x/wk for 50 to 75 minutes
BOOKS AND MATERIALS
Math U See Algebra 1 : Student Kit
Math U See Publ.; Student kit includes student text and test booklet; See www.mathusee.com for placement tests, complete tables of contents, and scope and sequence lists.
PREREQUISITE: The student should have completed the PREALGEBRA curriculum, or a comparable prealgebra course.
Four and five days weekly, about 1015 minutes of math instruction, then 40 to 50 minutes of independent math practice. General pace is one lesson per week.
This program is a practical, handson math program. Program components are: video/DVD presentations, teacher manual, student text, basic manipulative set and algebra inserts. Each lesson starts with a five to seven minute video presentation, supposedly for teacher training, but the kids learn as much from it as Mom. So, at the beginning of each new lesson, watch the video/DVD together. Then work a few minutes together through the teacher manual presentation, then assign them a worksheet of the new lesson. If they look to have the new concept already, give them the test the next day. If they make 90% or less before corrections, then do the rest of the lesson page by page before doing the test again. If the student makes 91% or more, then move to the next lesson. Indeed, the goal grade is always 91% or more, before corrections, “mastery” level rather than “performance” level. Be patient, supportive and thorough.
Use the manipulatives as much as possible, and always have them open on the table whenever you are doing math, for easy access. Whenever a student refuses to use the manipulatives and really needs to, gently use them yourself, Mom: stand behind him and, reaching around his shoulders, work the manipulatives in front of him.
A very flexible math regimen that has proven effective for many of our families is to have the student work through 40 to 45 minutes of new material, on a timer, then have him checkmark his own errors using the answer key. The next day he does all of his corrections first, working any problems that he can’t correct on his own with you on a goodsized white/chalk board, then he sets his timer for 40 to 45 minutes to work new material, then checkmarks his own errors, and so on. As you can see, math can take as little as fifty minutes per day, or as long as an hour or more, depending on your student’s carefulness and effort—the student controls the length of time he spends daily on math and is discouraged from doing rushed, shabby work. (Watching the DVD instruction counts as part of the 40 to 45 timer minutes.)

Math U See Algebra 1 : Instruction Pack
Math U See Publ.; Contains the Teacher Manual, and the video in either DVD or VHS format
When purchasing an older, used version of Math U See Algebra 1 be sure to also pick up a copy of the Math U See Algebra 1 Honors workbook. Newer editions of the text include the honors work

Math U See Publ.; “The initial Starter Set is an 80piece set of colorful, base 10, stacking blocks used to teach all aspects of arithmetic. These are also used with the Inserts to illustrate beginning algebra and decimals.”  www.mathusee.com
One set per family. This manipulative set is necessary to the Math U See program and is used from the first level through the Algebra 1 level of Math U See.

Algebra/Decimal Inserts (Manipulatives)
Math U See Publ.; Smooth pieces which snap into the backs of the ten and hundred pieces to illustrate principals in algebra and in decimals
This is a second manipulative set, necessary to the Zeta, PreAlgebra, and Algebra 1 level of Math U See. It is used in addition to the starter manipulative set used in Levels Primer through Algebra 1.

LESSON PLANNER
WEEK A
Math U See Algebra 1: Lessons 1 and 2
WEEK B
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 3
WEEK 1
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 4
WEEK 2
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 5
WEEK 3
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 6
WEEK 4
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 7
WEEK 5
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 8
WEEK 6
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 9
WEEK 7
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 10
WEEK 8
Take Unit Test I
WEEK 9
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 11
WEEK 10
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 12
WEEK 11
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 13
WEEK 12
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 14
WEEK 13
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 15
WEEK 14
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 16
WEEK 15
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 17
WEEK 16
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 18
WEEK C
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 19
WEEK D
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 20
WEEK 17
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 21
WEEK 18
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 22
WEEK 19
Take Unit Test II
WEEK 20
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 23
WEEK 21
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 24
WEEK 22
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 25
WEEK 23
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 26
WEEK 24
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 27
WEEK 25
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 28
WEEK 26
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 29
WEEK 27
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 30
WEEK 28
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 31
WEEK 29
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 32
WEEK 30
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 33
WEEK 31
Math U See Algebra 1: Lesson 34
WEEK 32
Take Unit Test III. Review and correct. Take the Final Exam. Your goal is to spend 34 hours on math catchup, review, study, and testing this week.