Negative Numbers, Order of Operations, Solving for the Unknown, and Other Topics

Pre-Algebra teaches basic rules of solving equations using the associative, commutative, and other properties. Simple operations with polynomials are demonstrated with place-value blocks for conceptual understanding before being taught conventionally. Geometry concepts include surface area, volume, and the Pythagorean theorem.

What do I need?

To successfully complete the Pre-Algebra level, you will need:

• Instruction Manual — includes detailed instructions and solutions
• Instructional lesson videos — on DVDs and streaming within the Pre-Algebra Digital Pack
• Student Workbook — includes Lesson Practice, Systematic Review, and Application and Enrichment worksheets
• Tests booklet
• Integer Block Kit
• Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit

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

Lesson 3: Negative Numbers, Multiplication

Use Math-U-See’s four step approach and try out an example lesson from the Pre-Algebra 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.

Pre-Algebra Universal Set

Includes everything you need for a successful experience with Pre-Algebra:
• Instruction Manual with complete solutions
• Instruction DVD
• Student Workbook
• Tests booklet
• Integer Block Kit
• Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit
• Lifetime access to our Pre-Algebra Digital Pack

Pre-Algebra Level Up Set

For customers who have the required Integer Block Kit but need the Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit, this Set includes Pre-Algebra:
• Instruction Manual with complete solutions
• Instruction DVD
• Student Workbook
• Tests booklet
• Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit
• Lifetime access to our Pre-Algebra Digital Pack

Pre-Algebra Level Up Base Set

For customers who already have the required Integer Block Kit and Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit, this Set includes Pre-Algebra:
• Instruction Manual with complete solutions
• Instruction DVD
• Student Workbook
• Tests booklet
• Lifetime access to our Pre-Algebra Digital Pack

Pre-Algebra 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.

Pre-Algebra Student Pack

The Pre-Algebra Student Pack contains the Student Workbook with lesson-by-lesson worksheets, review pages, and honors pages. It also includes the Pre-Algebra Tests.

Pre-Algebra Instruction Pack

The Pre-Algebra Instruction Pack contains the instruction manual with lesson-by-lesson instructions and detailed solutions, and the DVD with lesson-by-lesson video instruction.

Pre-Algebra Digital Pack

Lifetime access to Pre-Algebra streaming instruction videos and online Instruction Manual, lesson and test solutions, 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.

Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit

Used with the Integer Block Kit to teach advanced decimal and algebra concepts in Zeta, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra 1, this Kit includes 20 red hundredths blocks; 4 red snap-in squares; 4 green snap-in squares; 15 blue snap-in strips; and 15 gray snap-in strips.   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.

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.

\$129.50

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.