# Alpha

## Alpha Products

Includes everything you need for a successful experience with *Alpha*:

- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Integer Block Kit
- Lifetime access to our
*Alpha*Digital Pack- Skip Count Songs MP3s
- Songbook PDF

The *Alpha* Student Pack contains the Student Workbook with lesson-by-lesson worksheets, systematic review pages, and Application and Enrichment pages as well as *Alpha* Tests.The *Primer* Student Workbook contains lesson-by-lesson worksheets, systematic review pages, and Application and Enrichment pages.

The *Alpha* Instruction Pack contains the Instruction Manual with lesson-by-lesson instructions and full solutions, and the DVD with lesson-by-lesson video instruction.

For customers who already have the required Integer Block Kit, this Set includes *Alpha*:

- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Lifetime access to our
*Alpha*Digital Pack- Skip Count Songs MP3s
- Songbook PDF

This CD and songbook will help your student learn their skip counting and addition facts. They include a booklet with the words and music. There are two versions of the songs on the CD, one with Christian lyrics, and the other with the lyrics taken from science and literature.

Lifetime access to *Alpha* streaming instruction videos and online Instruction Manual, lesson and test solutions, Skip Count Songs MP3s and Songbook PDFs, and other online resources from any browser. You’ll also have access to the Math-U-See Digital Manipulatives. Access begins at time of online purchase or redemption of access code. Note: Digital Packs do not include Student Workbook or Tests.

This 133-piece manipulative block set is the only one you’ll need for all levels of Math-U-See, from *Primer* through *Algebra 1*; includes 20 ones and tens, 13 fives, and 10 each of twos, threes, fours, sixes, sevens, eights, nines, and hundreds blocks, plus the Decimal Street™/Block Clock poster. The durable cardboard storage box doubles as a carrying case while keeping blocks tidy and simplifying clean up.

*Note: While it’s fun to build with our Manipulatives, please remember that they contain small parts and are not toys. We recommend them for children ages 4 and above.*

# Alpha

**Addition and subtraction for single-digit numbers and other topics.**

Alpha focuses on teaching the concepts of single digit addition and subtraction. We use systematic teaching strategies to help students commit the addition and subtraction facts to memory.

Major Concepts and Skills Include:

- Understanding place value
- Extending the counting sequence
- Fluently adding all single-digit numbers
- Solving for an unknown addend
- Understanding the relationship between addition and subtraction
- Fluently subtracting all single-digit numbers

Additional Concepts and Skills:

- Telling and writing time by hours and minutes
- Recognizing & drawing rectangles, squares, and circles
- Measuring length by repeating units
- Introducing halves and fourths
- Counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s
- Reading, writing & interpreting word problems

## Sample Lesson

## Explore Alpha's Scope and Sequence

Table of Contents

- Place Value And The Manipulatives
- Counting To 20
- Unit Bars
- Addition: Symbols, +0
- Addition: +1, Commutative Property
- Counting To 100, Skip Counting By 10
- Addition: +2
- Solve For Unknown
- Addition: +9, Mental Math
- Addition: +8
- Shapes: Circles And Triangles
- Addition: Doubles
- Rectangles, Squares; Skip Counting By 5
- Addition: Doubles +1
- Addition: Making 10
- Addition: Making 9
- Addition Of The Extras: 3 + 5, 4 + 7, 5 + 7
- Introduction To Subtraction
- Subtraction: –1 And –0
- Subtraction: –2
- Subtraction: –9
- Subtraction: –8
- Subtraction: Doubles
- Subtraction: Making 10
- Subtraction: Making 9
- Subtraction: Extras
- Subtraction By 7, Or Adding Up By 3
- Subtraction By 6, Or Adding Up By 4
- Subtraction By 5, Or Adding Up By 5
- Subtraction By 3 And 4
- Telling Time: Minutes
- Telling Time: Hours