Alpha focuses on building a strong foundation for the concepts of single-digit addition and subtraction. We use systematic teaching strategies to help your student commit addition and subtraction facts to memory.
Addition and Subtraction for Single-Digit Numbers and Other Topics
What do I need?
To successfully complete the Alpha level, you will need:
- Instruction Manual — includes detailed instructions and solutions
- Instructional lesson videos — on DVDs and streaming within the Alpha Digital Pack
- Student Workbook — includes Lesson Practice, Systematic Review, and Application and Enrichment worksheets
- Test booklet
- Integer Block Kit
Browse our sets to find the best fit for your needs.
What concepts are taught in Alpha?
Major Concepts and Skills Include:
Additional Concepts and Skills:
Lessons contained in Alpha
Lesson 09: Addition: +9, Mental Math
Use Math-U-See’s four step approach and try out an example lesson from the Alpha level.
Step 1: Watch the video and review the material in the sample PDF below.
Step 2: Present the concept to your child using the build, write and say method.
Step 3: Have your student practice the concept using the sample PDF below.
Step 4: Evaluate their level of mastery and if ready move on to the next lesson.
Each lessons A, B, and C pages are used to teach the current lessons concept. The lettered lesson pages that come after those are for systematic review. These review pages may not be necessary for your child to fully complete, they should be used to practice the concepts they have not yet mastered or to review the concepts they have.
Still Unsure? Have your child take one of our Placement Assessments to see if this is the right level for them!
Alpha Individual Items
All of our Math-U-See books are the Canadian Edition and we are the only authorized retailer in Canada able to offer it.
Note about the Canadian Edition: MathCanada is the only authorized distributor for the Canadian Edition of Math-U-See. Every Math-U-See book we sell will be the Canadian Edition. If you are purchasing your books from another vendor, unless they are used, will be the US version which does not contain Canadian content such as the metric system or Canadian money.