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- Why Math-U-See
The Math-U-See methodology is sufficiently flexible to work in a variety of educational environments and classroom styles. Please contact us for advice on your individual student, classroom, or situation.
Response to Intervention
A Successful RtI Curriculum - Math-U-See is an effective RtI (Response to Intervention) Tier 3 Core Replacement intervention program designed to improve mathematical performance by explicitly teaching the concepts, skills, and content needed to successfully learn and understand mathematics. It is a student-paced, mastery-based curriculum that is suitable for students with a moderate to significant discrepancy to grade level.
Truly differentiated instruction is required to meet the needs of students at the Tier 3 level.
Each lesson directly teaches the teacher the lesson content knowledge in a simple, clear, multi-sensory manner. Then, using that knowledge, the teacher introduces the concepts in an easily understandable manner and uses step-by-step procedures for introducing, reviewing, practicing, and mastering concepts. All kinds of learners are engaged by our multi-sensory approach.
We strive to incorporate UDL (Universal Design for Learning) principles in all of our levels, and our curriculum can be used with no or few special accommodations. For over twenty years, Math-U-See has been a multi-sensory approach to math education, and we are far ahead with our use of manipulatives and other multi-sensory tools that provide greater accessibility to students who struggle with traditional approaches to illustrating mathematical concepts.
An Excellent Choice for Special Education
Math-U-See is an effective Special Education Core Replacement intervention program designed to improve mathematical performance by explicitly teaching the concepts, skills, and content needed to successfully learn and understand mathematics. It is a student-paced, mastery-based curriculum that is suitable for students with a wide range of abilities, from gifted to those with special needs.
Using Math-U-See in a Traditional Classroom
It is possible to use the Math-U-See curriculum in a General Education classroom, as long as one addresses the key challenges to utilizing all of the integral elements of the curriculum. As the number of students becomes larger than ten, the classroom management of these challenges becomes more difficult. The curriculum is very focused on the individual student’s achievement, rather than a group instructional model. Here are some areas to consider:
Video sessions: We are often asked whether students should watch the video lessons. The video lessons are intended to provide the lesson content knowledge for the teacher to deliver explicit instruction to the students. However, some students may benefit from viewing the video lesson also. Each environment is unique, so each teacher/school will need to make the appropriate decision related to student use of the videos.
Math-U-See in Alternative Settings
Because of Math-U-See’s approach to individualized instruction and concept mastery, it is an excellent curriculum for use in unique educational settings.