We used Math U See with our first grade son (alpha), and he had great results. This program teaches the student how to quickly calculate based on units of ten. Our son is able to see a math problem, and quickly calculate the answer, without having to count. He can tell us the answers to the problems much quicker than we can.
This course seems slow in the beginning, but sticking with it, and hitting the reviews daily, will work to reinforce the basic math facts that the student will use for life.
The homeschool DVD instruction is great for both parents and students. Using it with the manipulatives will help to teach visual and textile learners. We love Math U See and we’ll use it through high school!