Hi everyone! I have an exciting post for you all today! I’m going to start a new series of curriculum reviews on my YouTube channel.  I think that sometimes its just nicer to see curriculum in person (a.k.a. video) rather than trying to figure out what it looks like online, or via photographs.

I thought it might be helpful to show you how we use it, prepare it, store it, set it up, and things like that. I’ll also include what materials I recommend that you purchase when using the curriculum, and what supplies I think are optional. Remember these are just my opinions, and what I’ve found work best for us. Of course you’ll want to do what’s best for your family.

I want to start off by saying that these are not sponsored posts, I really just wanted to try and give you all a better look at the curriculum that we use.


So let’s get started!

Today’s video review is all about our well loved Math U See curriculum. As most of you know, I’ve used Math-U-See for several years now. We did venture out and try a couple other programs, however we found that Math-U-See seems to work best with our learning style.

If you prefer to watch it on YouTube, click here to see my Math-U-See Video Review


Supplies mentioned in this video:

I apologize that the video ended up kind of long! I wanted to be thorough and give you as much information as I could without boring you to death!

By the way…you know you’re a homeschooler when…you are willing to watch a 20 minute video on math curriculum LOL!

I hope you enjoy this series, and I’ll see you next time with another fun curriculum review!


  1. Thank you, for making this video I really appreciate it and as a new homeschooler every bit helps. And by the way it wasn’t too long at all. PS I’m waiting on our first time travelers unit on new explorers to arrive. I’m a little nervous about all the printing I have to do. Thanks for that too!

  2. Thank you for making this video! You have done a excellent job explaining the product and how its used. I’m excited to view the others when they come out. This is my favorite place to come to get organized and be inspired!

  3. This is our first year homeschooling and I chose MUS. My first grader has done Alpha and is on 5 in Beta. My third grader began with Gamma and is on 17 in Delta. I didn’t realize that one sheet a day enough. My son has done up to a lesson a day (though 2-3 days is normal) and 3-4 days for a lesson for my first grader. She didn’t seem to master addition and subtraction through Alpha. We do flash cards and online drills to help. I’ve debated switching to something like Saxon for a spiral math but I’ve heard it’s an hour or more a day. Gamma and Delta so far have been so easy for my son that one sheet would take him 5 minutes most days. If we slow down, is 10 minutes really enough for a third, almost fourth grader if he finishes that fast? I’ve worried MUS isn’t challenging enough.

  4. That was GREAT!! We are going to use this for the upcoming year and I wasn’t sure which one to start with. Especially for my kg and 1st grader. I am wondering if I should start my first grader with Primer. He is still using his fingers to count or should we start with Alpha? He is going into the second grade. I just don’t want it to get to redundant for him. What would be your advice? My daughter will be entering first. I am mostly using these for supplements. I want to make sure they have a strong foundation. We have seven kids, I will start to homeschool this coming year for my daughter (first) and my son (fifth). I will definitely follow you. I feel a little nervous. I was going to use SETON HOME STUDY just to make me accountable. 🙂 I want to use Mathusee though. Thanks again for the info! I will take any advice.

    1. For your kindergartener, going into 1st I would use Alpha, for your 1st going into 2nd, I would probably go ahead an start with Beta since he’s probably done a lot of adding/subtracing already. One thing that Alpha does cover though is multiple digit adding, so carrying and that type of thing. if you get Alpha for your KG you could always start your 2nd grader in Alpha towards the end to cover the multiple digit addition before starting Beta too.

      They also have a placement test on their site you can take to make sure too, and they have great customer service also. You can usually call and talk with someone there to ask questions.

  5. I am a grandmother that home schools my little granddaughter. She lives with her parents but she comes to my house everyday for school. We have a bedroom all set up very pretty just for my little girl to do her studies. I have to say that for a grandmother pushing 70 it has been hard at times but oh so rewarding. Erica has been an inspiration to me. I believe God has chosen Erica for the very important job of helping home schoolers. My granddaughter struggled with math no matter what curriculum we used. Then I watched Erica’s video about Math-U-See. It was a blessing. Erica showed the curriculum and even how she used it which was so very informative and clear. I ordered Math-U-See and I’m so glad I did. My granddaughter has excelled in math with Math-U-See. Thank you Erica. I love your web site. We have used My Daily Learning Notebook almost since day one of our home school. And, by the way Road Trip is really great. We have used it in a number of ways. It’s a great curriculum.

    Polly Gulley

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