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What Math-U-See books do I need to purchase for my children?
There are placement tests for a parent to establish the skill level of the student.
You will notice the Math-U-See curriculum is colour coded and goes according to the greek alphabet, Primer, Alpha, Beta… and so on.
It is advisable that you begin the assessments a few grade levels below the child’s current grade. This will build confidence for the child and also help the parent have more insight into areas of difficulty which the child may be experiencing. Furthermore it is a good idea for a parent to place the child a level lower than the results of the placement tests, to ensure a solid foundation before moving on through the programme.
It is irrelevant which book they start at. What is relevant however, is their skill level and ability. Please watch the placement video which you will find in the math-u-see category on the Oikos site.