COURSE NO. MAT350
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COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE NOTES
Scheduling Suggestions: see notes
BOOKS AND MATERIALS
Math U See Delta : 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
"Focus: Single & Multiple Digit Division. PREREQUISITE: The student should have completed the ALPHA, BETA, and GAMMA Curricula, or mastered addition, subtraction and multiplication."  www.mathusee.com
This program is a practical, handson math program. Program components are video/DVD presentations, teacher manual, student text, test booklet, and basic manipulative set. 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 the student a worksheet on the new lesson and a review worksheet. If he looks to have the new concept already, give him the test the next day. If he makes less than 91% before corrections on the test, then do the rest of the lesson page by page before doing the test again. When a student makes 91% or more, before corrections, then move to the next lesson. Indeed, the goal grade is always 91%ormorebeforecorrections on any quiz, review, or test—“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 your student is doing math, for easy access. Whenever a student refuses to use the manipulatives and really needs to (he’s hit a stubborn correction he cannot work through independently), gently use them yourself, Mom: stand behind your student, reach around his shoulders, and work the manipulatives in front of him. Be patient, supportive, and thorough. (Sensing a theme here?)
To place a student correctly in the Math U See program, have the student watchthevideotakethetest, one lesson per day. Make copies of the tests to give to the student (we’ll be using these tests for placement and review over and over again throughout high school!). If the student makes more than 90% before corrections, then move to the next lesson; if the student makes 90% or less before corrections, then have him do a worksheet or two and try the test again. When he is consistently having to work through worksheets to pass the test, then back up a lesson or two and start there in the teaching sequence in earnest. Encourage deep review.

Math U See Delta : Instruction Pack
Math U See Publ.; Contains the Teacher Manual, and the video in either DVD or VHS format

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 used from the first level through the Algebra 1 level of Math U See.

LESSON PLANNER
WEEK A
Preparatory Week A: Use this school week to gather the materials for this course and thoroughly read the book notes, course notes, and, if applicable, the weekly lesson plan in your St. Thomas Aquinas Academy curriculum guide.
WEEK B
Preparatory Week B: Use this school week to complete Preparatory Week A and explore the materials for this course. Flip through all of this course’s materials. Make mental notes about the design and organization the resources for the course (editor’s notes, table of contents, maps, charts, forms, appendices, glossaries, bibliographies, end notes, internet supports, etc.).
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