## Perceptions Math

Perceptions Math was created as an Intensive Math Intervention or a Supplemental Instructional Curriculum. Each book was designed to be used over a 16 week period but the length of time you choose to teach this program is ultimately up to you. Perceptions Intensive Math Intervention Program is a Multi-Sensory, Video-Based Curriculum.

Perceptions Math was designed as a supplemental intensive mathematics intervention to teach and practice core math concepts that the student may have had difficulty grasping in earlier grades. Ideally students are given enough time to master each concept before progressing but sometimes that doesn’t happen.

Here at MathCanada we frequently receive inquires from parents looking to help their children struggling with mathematics. When consulting with some of these families on what level to place their children in we’ve recommended they have their children review missing gaps in their knowledge of core math concepts. Sometimes these gaps span multiple levels adding to the complexity and difficulty. We have found that Perceptions Math is a great program to use that will help find and teach these missing gaps in knowledge before progressing.

If you are a parent of a child who is struggling with math and the our placement tests are suggesting they start in a lower level than their age might indicate then the Perceptions Math program might be a great solution to bridge those gaps first and then introduce them to Math-U-See!

Perceptions Green Book is a multi-grade, multi-concept program covering concepts related to the operations of addition and subtraction facts with regrouping, multiplication and division facts, data and graphing, telling time and elapsed time, along with beginning fractions. Students will be exposed to:

• Mathematical operations related to whole numbers and fractions
• Critical thinking for algebra including equations, factoring, and solving for unknowns
• Developing number sense and how numbers work in the decimal system

Math concepts build one upon another, as an example, multiplication could be considered a quick method of addition. If your child still struggles with addition they will likely also end up struggling with multiplication.  If your child is X years or older and still struggling with these concepts then Perceptions Green Book could be a beneficial remedial program to help catch them up before progressing further in their mastery of math.

Perceptions Blue Book is focused on the operations of Multiplication (including Multiple-Digit Multiplication with Regrouping), Division (including through Long Division with Remainders), Ratios, and Fractions (Equivalencies, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division) along with Mixed Numbers, & lots more! Check out the Scope & Sequence tab to see everything covered. The Blue Level of Perceptions does assume your student has mastered their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts if they have not please consider looking at the Green Level of Perceptions.

Math concepts build one upon another, as an example, multiplication could be considered a quick method of addition. If your child still struggles with addition they will likely also end up struggling with multiplication.  If your child is X years or older and still struggling with these concepts then Perceptions Blue Book could be a beneficial remedial program to help catch them up before progressing further in their mastery of math.

# Green Book Lesson 2: Addition Commutative Property

## Lesson Steps:

1. Both Teacher and Student watch the Video
2. Explicitly instruct students using manipulatives
3. Student proceeds to workbook pages to practice
4. Student demonstrates mastery – Teaching back to you

Perceptions contains three elements, The instruction manual which is the guide for the teacher, online lesson videos designed to be watched by both the teacher and the student, and the student workbook used for review, practice, and application. The workbook is not designed to teach the student that is the job of the parent/teacher and the lesson videos. At the beginning of each lesson there will be specific “Lesson Steps” for each lesson. By following these steps the instruction will build a consistent pattern and develop understanding.

# Private: Perceptions Green Book Bundle

The Perceptions GREEN Book Bundle contains:
• Instruction Manual
• Student Workbook
• 1 Year Subscription to GREEN Level Instructional Videos
• 1 Year Subscription to Master eTools
Note: This program was designed to be taught with manipulatives. It’s highly recommended to pair this with a purchase of Math-U-See’s Integer Block Kit.

# Private: Perceptions Blue Book Bundle

The Perceptions Blue Book Bundle contains:
• Instruction Manual
• Student Workbook
• 1 Year Subscription to Blue Level Instructional Videos
• 1 Year Subscription to Master eTools
Note: This program was designed to be taught with manipulatives. It’s highly recommended to pair this with a purchase of Math-U-See’s Integer Block Kit and optionally Math-U-See’s Fraction Overlay Kit.

# Perceptions Individual Items

## Private: Perceptions Green Book Student Workbook

The Perceptions Green Student Workbook contains 33 lessons each one containing practice questions and a Mastery Challenge.

Note: This program was designed to be taught with manipulatives. It’s highly recommended to pair this with a purchase of Math-U-See’s Integer Block Kit.

## Private: Perceptions Green Book Instruction Pack

The Perceptions Green Instruction Pack contains each lessons objectives, step by step instructions to teach your child, the student workbook answer keys, and a 1 year subscription to the Green levels online videos.

## Private: Perceptions Green Book Digital Pack

The Perceptions Green Book Digital Pack contains instructional videos for all 33 lessons contained in 5 units. It also has a downloadable pre/post test and pre/post tests for each unit.

## Private: Perceptions Blue Book Student Workbook

The Perceptions Blue Student Workbook contains 33 lessons each one containing practice questions and a Mastery Challenge.

Note: This program was designed to be taught with manipulatives. It’s highly recommended to pair this with a purchase of Math-U-See’s Integer Block Kit and optionally Math-U-See’s Fraction Overlay Kit.

## Private: Perceptions Blue Book Instruction Pack

The Perceptions Blue Instruction Pack contains each lessons objectives, step by step instructions to teach your child, the student workbook answer keys, and a 1 year subscription to the Blue levels online videos.

## Private: Perceptions Blue Book Digital Pack

The Perceptions Blue Digital Pack contains instructional videos for all 33 lessons contained in 5 units. It also has a downloadable pre/post test and pre/post tests for each unit.