Miquon Orange Book Level 1
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Math is not just numbers! Using Cuisenaire rods, Miquon Math Labs allows children to model numbers and operations concretely. It uses a handson, patternbuilding, discovery method that fosters independence and creativity in problem solving. The unique format of the program allows for flexibility  use each book straight through, or teach topically. It introduces children to all four basic math operations in grade one  plus fractions, clock arithmetic, area, volume and factoring  building confidence in children and taking the "mystery" out of these otherwisedelayed topics. By third grade, children understand different base systems and graph algebraic equations! These are not typical workbooks that test what a child already has learned, but lab sheets  teaching pages. Children are shown that, while there is only one correct solution, there are different ways to arrive at it, and it encourages them to develop their own techniques. The "standard" approach is not always the best. For example, which is easier: 400  298 or 398  298 + 2 or 400  300 + 2? Techniques like these really help when caught without pencil or paper! After using Miquon with four children, we can attest that this program has promoted flexibility in problem solving  using the right technique for the situation. Ours now tackle new or difficult problems creatively, even fearlessly!
I would also recommend purchase of the Annotations. A teacher's guide for all six workbooks, it contains a general overview and several suggestions on how to present each major concept. It also provides preliminary activities for a concrete understanding of the math concepts as well as more detailed explanations for many of the lab sheets. While answers are supplied for some of the more "tricky" sheets, most worksheets are shown sans answers, so take the time to fill in the answers as you correct work for your first "math labs" student  then you'll have a completed key to use with the next!
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He has progressed well and is understanding adding more conceptually now. Miquon worksheets can be a bit confusing, but I have read the 1st grade diary in the past and refer to the lab sheet annotations if I get confused. Easy to implementno teacher prepI am confident in my math teaching abilities, so I don't want a hand holding type program. I will use this for now or switch back to Singapore as his needs change.
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Show MoreMath is not just numbers! Using Cuisenaire rods, Miquon Math Labs allows children to model numbers and operations concretely. It uses a handson, patternbuilding, discovery method that fosters independence and creativity in problem solving. The unique format of the program allows for flexibility  use each book straight through, or teach topically. It introduces children to all four basic math operations in grade one  plus fractions, clock arithmetic, area, volume and factoring  building confidence in children and taking the "mystery" out of these otherwisedelayed topics. By third grade, children understand different base systems and graph algebraic equations! These are not typical workbooks that test what a child already has learned, but lab sheets  teaching pages. Children are shown that, while there is only one correct solution, there are different ways to arrive at it, and it encourages them to develop their own techniques. The "standard" approach is not always the best. For example, which is easier: 400  298 or 398  298 + 2 or 400  300 + 2? Techniques like these really help when caught without pencil or paper! After using Miquon with four children, we can attest that this program has promoted flexibility in problem solving  using the right technique for the situation. Ours now tackle new or difficult problems creatively, even fearlessly!
I would also recommend purchase of the Annotations. A teacher's guide for all six workbooks, it contains a general overview and several suggestions on how to present each major concept. It also provides preliminary activities for a concrete understanding of the math concepts as well as more detailed explanations for many of the lab sheets. While answers are supplied for some of the more "tricky" sheets, most worksheets are shown sans answers, so take the time to fill in the answers as you correct work for your first "math labs" student  then you'll have a completed key to use with the next!

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4.5 / 5.02 Reviews5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars2 Stars1 Star11000My son very much likes the handson aspect of this program, making it a joy to do. The book does, however, introduce multiplication very early and not very clearly (based on what is in the Orange Book and the Lab Sheet Annotations I am not sure how you are supposed to introduce it). The books do offer, however, an easy way to change the order in which you introduce concepts (the pages are organized by category across all of the books), so we will likely use the books that way and complete all of addition and subtraction before moving on to multiplication. Was this review helpful? Yes (3) No (0)
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Great productI changed to Miquin for my 1st grader when I saw how dependent he had become on counting to figure out addition problems. He is quick and has a good understanding of addition and subtraction, but I wanted a different way of teaching beginning concepts. I skipped most of the first unit (counting) and started in the easy addition to introduce the math blocks.
He has progressed well and is understanding adding more conceptually now. Miquon worksheets can be a bit confusing, but I have read the 1st grade diary in the past and refer to the lab sheet annotations if I get confused. Easy to implementno teacher prepI am confident in my math teaching abilities, so I don't want a hand holding type program. I will use this for now or switch back to Singapore as his needs change. Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
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Do not include HTML, links, references to other stores, pricing or contact info.My question is about:If your question is about more than one item, click + to add them.Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 30 answersWhy did you choose this?Rainbow Resource Center StoreI love the approach in Miquon  now I'm looking to use this method with a student who is a little behind.Julie H on May 22, 2017This is a great, handson math curriculum. I love the use of cuisenaire rods with the worksheets. I think it has helped my son to understand the concepts behind the rules.Katie N on Feb 20, 2017Good for teaching young ones mathElizabeth D on Jan 10, 2017Miquon is my favorite math choice for early elementary; besides the aestheticly pleasing page variation, the content is varied and does not appear repetitive to the user.Michelle H on Dec 9, 2016We love the Miquon Math series. I used it when I was a classroom teacher and have used it with my older two children. Now that my youngest is in Kindergarten, I"m purchasing Level 1 to use with her as she's ready for it.Cathleen N on Nov 4, 2016Miquon is an extremely great way to teach Math concepts. You have to go trough all the books before you fully understand the benefits of this programs vs. others. This by far is my favorite over Singapore, Horizon, Math U See, etc. for the younger grades. I learn so much myself.Mary T on Aug 30, 2016Tried and true. We have used this for many of our children. It works.Amybeth B on Aug 2, 2016I'm looking forward to using Miquon again with my grandchild. My daughter enjoyed working through these books 15 years ago.Kathy B on Jul 15, 2016I am so excited to find a handson math program that works with the concept of numbers rather than the written expression of them. I was getting ready to write my own program until I found Miquon. I'm so excited to start it with my son, and I can't wait to see how he does. He is in Kindergarten now, so it's a perfect time to start. I want math to be fun a relevant for him from the very beginning, and this looks like a great program to do just that.User on Jul 1, 2016Child was introduced to blue book in class needed earlier learning to support current level requested by school.Vicki S on Mar 18, 2016trying something new with my third child  she really seems to like math, so I thought I would try thisNanette M on Mar 8, 2016Our first time using this program.Justin C on Jan 13, 2016I want my grandchildren to have the same great foundation in mathematics as my children. Both of my children excelled in math classes throughout their academic careers after learning from this series.Arlene V on Dec 9, 2015great curriculum!jennifer p on Nov 8, 2015Inexpensive math supplement that had a great explanation video.Jennifer M on Oct 20, 2015I love the approach in Miquon  now I'm looking to use this method with a student who is a little behind.Julie H on May 22, 2017I have heard good things about Miquon and I am wanting to try something new to supplement Singapore, which while adequate, isn't the most interesting approach.Sara W on Mar 29, 2017This is a great, handson math curriculum. I love the use of cuisenaire rods with the worksheets. I think it has helped my son to understand the concepts behind the rules.Katie N on Feb 20, 2017"We are currently doing Singapore math with my 7yo and not loving it. A friend who was also using Singapore and switched to Miquon raved about how great this method is. I am excited to start with my 5yo and possibly my 7yo as well."Whitney C on Jan 31, 2017Good for teaching young ones mathElizabeth D on Jan 10, 2017I used Miquon for 5 of our children. Now the grandchildren are getting started with it.Melanie D on Dec 29, 2016Miquon is my favorite math choice for early elementary; besides the aestheticly pleasing page variation, the content is varied and does not appear repetitive to the user.Michelle H on Dec 9, 2016Third child using Miquon for math. We love Miquon because it makes math virtually stressfree.Emily F on Nov 28, 2016We love the Miquon Math series. I used it when I was a classroom teacher and have used it with my older two children. Now that my youngest is in Kindergarten, I"m purchasing Level 1 to use with her as she's ready for it.Cathleen N on Nov 4, 2016Own for daughter. She likes it, we like it. The method used by the creators is by far superior to other methods I have researched. Buying this one for our son.Runswithchildre on Sep 1, 2016Miquon is an extremely great way to teach Math concepts. You have to go trough all the books before you fully understand the benefits of this programs vs. others. This by far is my favorite over Singapore, Horizon, Math U See, etc. for the younger grades. I learn so much myself.Mary T on Aug 30, 2016To supplement my daughters educationChloe R on Aug 29, 2016Tried and true. We have used this for many of our children. It works.Amybeth B on Aug 2, 2016Great math curriculum to give little ones a strong start in understanding mathematics using manipulatives. Very economical and solid.Amy K on Jul 16, 2016I'm looking forward to using Miquon again with my grandchild. My daughter enjoyed working through these books 15 years ago.Kathy B on Jul 15, 2016I like the method of learning math that these books seem to provide.Brandi D on Jul 10, 2016I am so excited to find a handson math program that works with the concept of numbers rather than the written expression of them. I was getting ready to write my own program until I found Miquon. I'm so excited to start it with my son, and I can't wait to see how he does. He is in Kindergarten now, so it's a perfect time to start. I want math to be fun a relevant for him from the very beginning, and this looks like a great program to do just that.User on Jul 1, 2016This was the best price I could find anywhere.Kelly Y on May 15, 2016Child was introduced to blue book in class needed earlier learning to support current level requested by school.Vicki S on Mar 18, 2016I'm getting an extra copy, so I can do the lessons ahead of and with my kindergarten aged son.Kelly S on Mar 16, 2016trying something new with my third child  she really seems to like math, so I thought I would try thisNanette M on Mar 8, 2016This was chosen as a supplement to our main math curriculum, which is Singapore. This is one of the best curriculum purchases I have made. It is the perfect complement to the Singapore approach, and I feel like it has reinforced some concepts that were shaky for my first and second grader.Alyssa G on Feb 10, 2016Our first time using this program.Justin C on Jan 13, 2016After visiting Miquon's web page, we've decided to give this method of early math learning a try in our homeschool.Lyndsay M on Dec 14, 2015I want my grandchildren to have the same great foundation in mathematics as my children. Both of my children excelled in math classes throughout their academic careers after learning from this series.Arlene V on Dec 9, 2015My son and daughterinlaw have used this series for all 8 grandkids. The oldest is now on a full scholarship to Pomona, the number one liberal arts college in the nation, and the youngest is 4 yrs old following her siblings foot steps. I am ordering them for our daughter's two youngest. They are 4 & 5 years. Our insists on full understanding rather than formulas and in his opinion this series is the best for young learners. He follows this series with the Key 2 series.Karen B on Dec 1, 2015great curriculum!jennifer p on Nov 8, 2015My daughter is struggling with math and I was told this was a great program.Amanda C on Nov 4, 2015Inexpensive math supplement that had a great explanation video.Jennifer M on Oct 20, 2015math strugglesLauri M on Oct 15, 2015I have heard good things about Miquon and I am wanting to try something new to supplement Singapore, which while adequate, isn't the most interesting approach.Sara W on Mar 29, 2017"We are currently doing Singapore math with my 7yo and not loving it. A friend who was also using Singapore and switched to Miquon raved about how great this method is. I am excited to start with my 5yo and possibly my 7yo as well."Whitney C on Jan 31, 2017I used Miquon for 5 of our children. Now the grandchildren are getting started with it.Melanie D on Dec 29, 2016Third child using Miquon for math. We love Miquon because it makes math virtually stressfree.Emily F on Nov 28, 2016Own for daughter. She likes it, we like it. The method used by the creators is by far superior to other methods I have researched. Buying this one for our son.Runswithchildre on Sep 1, 2016To supplement my daughters educationChloe R on Aug 29, 2016Great math curriculum to give little ones a strong start in understanding mathematics using manipulatives. Very economical and solid.Amy K on Jul 16, 2016I like the method of learning math that these books seem to provide.Brandi D on Jul 10, 2016This was the best price I could find anywhere.Kelly Y on May 15, 2016I'm getting an extra copy, so I can do the lessons ahead of and with my kindergarten aged son.Kelly S on Mar 16, 2016This was chosen as a supplement to our main math curriculum, which is Singapore. This is one of the best curriculum purchases I have made. It is the perfect complement to the Singapore approach, and I feel like it has reinforced some concepts that were shaky for my first and second grader.Alyssa G on Feb 10, 2016After visiting Miquon's web page, we've decided to give this method of early math learning a try in our homeschool.Lyndsay M on Dec 14, 2015My son and daughterinlaw have used this series for all 8 grandkids. The oldest is now on a full scholarship to Pomona, the number one liberal arts college in the nation, and the youngest is 4 yrs old following her siblings foot steps. I am ordering them for our daughter's two youngest. They are 4 & 5 years. Our insists on full understanding rather than formulas and in his opinion this series is the best for young learners. He follows this series with the Key 2 series.Karen B on Dec 1, 2015My daughter is struggling with math and I was told this was a great program.Amanda C on Nov 4, 2015math strugglesLauri M on Oct 15, 2015

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