Primer Products

Includes everything you need for a successful experience with Primer:

  • Instruction Manual with complete solutions
  • Instruction DVD
  • Student Workbook
  • Integer Block Kit
  • Lifetime access to our Primer Digital Pack
  • Skip Count Songs MP3s
  • Songbook PDF

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The Primer Student Workbook contains lesson-by-lesson worksheets, systematic review pages, and Application and Enrichment pages.

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

  • Instruction Manual with complete solutions
  • Instruction DVD
  • Student Workbook
  • Lifetime access to our Primer Digital Pack
    • Skip Count Songs MP3s
    • Songbook PDF
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The Primer Instruction Pack contains the Instruction Manual with lesson-by-lesson instructions and answer keys, and the DVD with lesson-by-lesson video instruction.

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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. Order Here
Lifetime access to Primer streaming instruction videos and online Instruction Manual, lesson 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. You will be sent Access instructions once your pack has been set up. Note: Digital Packs do not include Student Workbook or Tests. Order Here
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. Order Here

Primer

An introduction to mathematics.

In the Primer level your child will learn not only how to write numerals but also addition and subtraction, basic counting, skip counting, geometric shapes, telling time, and they will be introduced to the manipulative block system. It’s an introduction to “doing math.”

Major Concepts and Skills Include:

  • Counting objects and developing numeracy
  • Understanding place value
  • Recognizing number names and symbols
  • Reading and writing numerals
  • Understanding addition and subtraction with concrete and representational models
  • Understanding and writing the symbols +, – and =
  • Addition and subtraction of select 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

Table of Contents

  • Number Recognition
  • Writing Numerals
  • Number Recognition And Writing Numerals
  • Geometric Shapes: Rectangles
  • Number Recognition And Writing Numerals
  • Geometric Shapes: Circles
  • Number Recognition And Writing Numerals
  • Geometric Shapes: Triangles
  • Place Value: Units And Tens
  • Place Value: Hundreds
  • Unit Bars
  • Addition: Introduction And Symbolism
  • Addition: +1
  • Counting To 20
  • Addition: 2 + 2 And 3 + 3; Vertical Addition
  • Shapes: Squares; Addition: 4 + 4 And 5 + 5
  • Skip Counting By Two
  • Addition Of Tens
  • Skip Counting By 10
  • Addition Of Hundreds
  • Solving For An Unknown
  • Skip Counting By Five
  • Tally Marks
  • Addition: Making 10
  • Skip Count To Find Area
  • Telling Time With Minutes
  • Telling Time With Hours
  • Telling Time With Minutes And Hours
  • Subtraction: Introduction And Symbolism
  • Subtraction: –1
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Integer Block KitThis 133-piece manipulative block set is the only one you'll need for all levels of Math-U-See, from Primerthrough 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.$129.50

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Primer Digital PackLifetime access to Primer streaming instruction videos and online Instruction Manual, lesson 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. Digital Access information will be sent in a separate email once the order has been processed. Note: Digital Packs do not include Student Workbook or Tests$52.95

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Primer Instruction PackThe Primer Instruction Pack contains the Instruction Manual with lesson-by-lesson instructions and answer keys, and the DVD with lesson-by-lesson video instruction.$72.50

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Primer Level Up SetFor customers who already have the required Integer Block Kit. This Set includes:
  • Canadian Edition of all books exclusively available at MathCanada
  • Instruction Manual with complete solutions
  • Instruction DVD
  • Student Workbook
  • Lifetime access to our Primer Digital Pack
    • Skip Count Songs MP3s
    • Songbook PDF
$105.95

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Primer Universal SetIncludes everything you need for a successful experience with Primer. This set includes:
  • Canadian Edition of all books exclusively available at MathCanada
  • Instruction Manual with complete solutions
  • Instruction DVD
  • Student Workbook
  • Integer Block Kit
  • Lifetime access to our Primer Digital Pack
    • Skip Count Songs MP3s
    • Songbook PDF
$221.50

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Primer Student WorkbookThe Primer Student Workbook contains lesson-by-lesson worksheets, systematic review pages, and Application and Enrichment pages.$55.50

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Primer

An introduction to mathematics.

The Primer level is an introduction to “doing math.” The emphasis of the Primer level is not for the students to demonstrate mastery of concepts and skills but to become familiar with them and ease into formal learning. Students will learn how to write numerals and basic counting. Additionally, students will be introduced to addition and subtraction, skip counting, geometric shapes, and telling time. They will become familiar with the Math-U-See Manipulatives and develop a positive attitude towards learning math.

What do I need?

To successfully complete the Primer level, you will need:

  • Instruction Manual — includes detailed instructions and solutions
  • Instructional lesson videos — on DVDs and streaming within the Primer Digital Pack
  • Student Workbook — includes Lesson Practice, Systematic Review, and Application and Enrichment worksheets
  • Integer Block Kit

Browse our sets to find the best fit for your needs.

What concepts are taught in Primer?

Major Concepts and Skills Include:
Additional Concepts and Skills:

Lessons contained in Primer

Lesson 09: Place Value: Units and Tens.

Use Math-U-See’s four step approach and try out an example lesson from the Primer 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!

Primer Sets

Includes everything you need for a successful experience with Primer. This set includes:
  • Canadian Edition of all books exclusively available at MathCanada
  • Instruction Manual with complete solutions
  • Instruction DVD
  • Student Workbook
  • Integer Block Kit
  • Lifetime access to our Primer Digital Pack
    • Skip Count Songs MP3s
    • Songbook PDF
For customers who already have the required Integer Block Kit. This Set includes:
  • Canadian Edition of all books exclusively available at MathCanada
  • Instruction Manual with complete solutions
  • Instruction DVD
  • Student Workbook
  • Lifetime access to our Primer Digital Pack
    • Skip Count Songs MP3s
    • Songbook PDF

Primer Individual Items

The Primer Student Workbook contains lesson-by-lesson worksheets, systematic review pages, and Application and Enrichment pages.
The Primer Instruction Pack contains the Instruction Manual with lesson-by-lesson instructions and answer keys, and the DVD with lesson-by-lesson video instruction.
Lifetime access to Primer streaming instruction videos and online Instruction Manual, lesson 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. Digital Access information will be sent in a separate email once the order has been processed. Note: Digital Packs do not include Student Workbook or Tests
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.
This 133-piece manipulative block set is the only one you’ll need for all levels of Math-U-See, from Primerthrough 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.

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.