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.

Primer Sets

Primer Universal Set

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

Primer Level Up Set

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

All of our Math-U-See books are the Canadian Edition and we are the only authorized retailer in Canada able to offer it.

Primer Student Workbook

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

Primer Instruction Pack

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.

Primer Digital Pack - Canadian Edition

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

Skip Count CD & Book

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

Integer Block Kit

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.