Miquon Book Set  6 Workbooks + Annotations
Item #: MIQSET
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K3
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Publisher:In the Think of Things
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I've used this series with my older two girls and look forward to using it again this fall with my son It's inexpensive which is a definite plus with four children Also it introduces the four basic arithmetic processes  addition subtraction multiplication and division  right from the start It also offers helpful insight of how to do math in a different way than how I was taught which sometimes helps my kids understand it better Using the Cuisenaire rods helped my kids understand the concepts and they loved having something to manipulate They loved the fun pages included in these too I highly recommend this series The lab annotations doesn't have answers to every sheet; most of them are included the ones left out are easy enough for the parents Also there is great information in it on presenting different concepts like the difference between 3x4 and 4x3 An inexpensive teacher's manual is a plus too!You need usually two workbooks a year so you don't need to purchase it all at once Also if you decide to start using and your child isn't in first grade it's a good idea to start from the first book I did with my 4th grader and she just worked through the books quicker but it wasn't too babyish for her and introduced things she hadn't covered
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May 21, 2007
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Fun math
Took apart all the books and sorted by subject and put In a binder. My son has to do math last so he can do as much as he would like.
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Fantastic curriculum!
I would highly recommend miquon math! My daughter was very frustrated with math, but after using miquon, math is her favorite subject! It's so great to see her enjoying math!
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Makes math fun and easy!
We have a large family and I'm always spinning lots of plates at the same time! We used Miquon Math for our older children and had dropped it for years. The younger children did
ok in the primer book of the other program, but one entire year
Devoted to nothing but addition was way too slow of a pace and they just sort of
Shut down mathematically. After much prayer about what to do about math, I remembered Miquon and how the cuisenaire rods just make math concepts so obvious! I immediately ordered
the whole set plus the Lab Sheet Annotations! As soon as the books arrived we dove right in. I put my 8 yr old boy and 11 year old girl in The Orange Book! They're flying through it and I have no doubt they will be caught up to grade level in time!
I love how the books quickly move from adding to subtraction and make a fun transition into multiplication. The Lab Sheet Annotations give great instruction for preliminary activities as well as games to make each concept fun. The number lines are extremely helpful as well. My 11 yr old is behind in Math and hadn't even had any fractions yet because of the slow pace of the other program! Miquon makes fractions so easy!
The very first book has everything from counting, addition, subtraction, fractions, measurements, telling time, even multiplying fractions! If you like or need drill, there's lots of printables on the internet, you won't find much in the books. But if the children get it, no need for lots of drill!
After book 6, The Purple Book, the Keys to Math Program is what you will use for 412 grades.
Both programs are economical, which is another plus.
This math is not for those that love textbooks, but for families that are more relaxed. We are so glad we switched back!
ok in the primer book of the other program, but one entire year
Devoted to nothing but addition was way too slow of a pace and they just sort of
Shut down mathematically. After much prayer about what to do about math, I remembered Miquon and how the cuisenaire rods just make math concepts so obvious! I immediately ordered
the whole set plus the Lab Sheet Annotations! As soon as the books arrived we dove right in. I put my 8 yr old boy and 11 year old girl in The Orange Book! They're flying through it and I have no doubt they will be caught up to grade level in time!
I love how the books quickly move from adding to subtraction and make a fun transition into multiplication. The Lab Sheet Annotations give great instruction for preliminary activities as well as games to make each concept fun. The number lines are extremely helpful as well. My 11 yr old is behind in Math and hadn't even had any fractions yet because of the slow pace of the other program! Miquon makes fractions so easy!
The very first book has everything from counting, addition, subtraction, fractions, measurements, telling time, even multiplying fractions! If you like or need drill, there's lots of printables on the internet, you won't find much in the books. But if the children get it, no need for lots of drill!
After book 6, The Purple Book, the Keys to Math Program is what you will use for 412 grades.
Both programs are economical, which is another plus.
This math is not for those that love textbooks, but for families that are more relaxed. We are so glad we switched back!
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I cannot recommend this program highly enough! I have used it for 7 years with many students We all look forward to math time every day It truly teaches math concepts instead of memorization or drill and does it in a fun laboratory setting Students learn that there are more than one way to write a problem and get an answer The cuisenaire rods are easy to use to learn the basic functions plus fractions and other math concepts I often tell my students they are learning high school math because it introduces geometry and algebraic concepts in a way that grade school kids understand My 7th grader who started with Miquon in 1st grade has the ability to problem solve think outside the box and solve math mentally because of the foundation Miquon gave him It is a little intimidating to teach at first because each lesson is not laid out for you but if you use Lab Annotations and First Grade Diary to learn along with your children it is a fun experience for everyone You don't have to do each page a certain way in order to be successful (a great problem solving skill for moms to learn)
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July 26, 2010
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Love these books
Miquon is like a beautiful breath of fresh air in the Math world. I love the way it teaches math and encourages math exploration so that the child can figure out the concept mostly on their own. I love the use of cuisenaire rods to help the child physically see the concept/answer so it isn't just an abstract concept. I would highly recommend this program to everyone! I would also say it's more K3 rather than 13. There are many sheets that Kindergartners can explore and learn with.
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We didn't finish the orange and red books in first grade We went pretty slowly to keep things fun and interesting I should have done more of the enrichment suggestions in the annotations manual but overall we had a good yearThis program is great if you think outside the box and don't feel the need to slavishly stick to a school curriculum timeline/ scope sequence chartFor 2nd grade I plan to use more manipulatives and use these worksheets as a supplement to other activitybased learning
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August 1, 2011
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Very Happy
The books were delivered in excellent condition and sent swiftly. Very happy with the service.
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Great manipulative based program!
I am very impressed with this program! Cuisenaire rods are used as a manipulative which really helps my little one to quickly grasp the concepts. It does take some studying on the parent's part to learn the format of the books as no direct instructions are given.
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I bought Cuisenaire Rods for my home school when my mum who is great at math told me she learnt using them. When I received them I realised I didn't actually know how to use them which lead me to research and find this program.
Jessica C
on Sep 21, 2017
It was recommended to me
Anne C
on Jul 10, 2017
I read many blogs were they prefer this affordable books.
kevin v
on Jun 15, 2017
To challenge the brain!
Jean Marie P
on Jun 2, 2017
I chose this for math remediation. I hope it will help my son "get" the math concepts he's struggling with.
Nadeen C
on Mar 11, 2017
I am a Montessori teacher and the Miquon books provide the most sound conceptual and concrete approach to developing an understanding of math that I have ever used or seen used.
Harbour W
on Nov 29, 2016
I love Julie Bogart/Brave Writer and this is one that she recommended that she loved using with her kids. Also, I have read so many good things about Miquon Math, My son loves math and is a very right brained learner and I think this will be a good fit for him/us!
Patricia S
on Oct 7, 2016
Good Reviews
Annetta H
on Sep 25, 2016
Friends used it
Ashley M
on Sep 1, 2016
This is the best hands on simple to teach at home math lessons I have found in my 10 years of home schooling.It gives true understanding and a great foundation for all learning types since there is a few sujestions of how to teach each lesson and if used with cuisenaire rod lessons the child has a very tactile way to solve a problem in the book and some that they come across in life.
Becki P
on Aug 28, 2016
I heard it was good for creativetype thinkers who abhor repetition....this is my daughter.
Jonni M
on Aug 11, 2016
been researching different math curriculums. willing to try, especially for the price!
Erica K
on Jun 7, 2016
I learned math by miquon when I was homeschooled as a child, and now I want to use it to teach my boys math! :)
Laura T
on May 26, 2016
I heard that this program is a great complement to Singapore Math. I also want to do math yearround, so I like the idea of having a different text for variety.
Rebecca
on Mar 25, 2016
This was highly recommended by our homeschool support group leader and we are eager to try it!
Holly S
on Mar 2, 2016
hands on math materials. looks simple yet effective and very affordable.
Lisa M
on Feb 5, 2016
Read a review that it was good for visual learners. I have an autistic son who thinks in pictures and is struggling with math.
Sarah Ellen O
on Feb 2, 2016
Handson, old school math!
Rosamaria R
on Jan 4, 2016
Good reviews from friends and other online users.
Anna R
on Nov 7, 2015
My friend has this for her second grader and really likes it, so I decided to use it for my second grader as a math supplement.
Jennifer S
on Oct 14, 2015
I have a special need child who is struggling with the amount of writing expected in our current math curriculum. After much research we have decided that Maquon Math may be a better fit for his hands on learning style.
Catriona C
on Oct 1, 2015
I bought Cuisenaire Rods for my home school when my mum who is great at math told me she learnt using them. When I received them I realised I didn't actually know how to use them which lead me to research and find this program.
Jessica C
on Sep 21, 2017
Have used Miquon for over 20 years and it was time to replace the teacher Annotations for use by the next generation, so I chose the set and saved money.
Dorothy N
on Aug 30, 2017
It was recommended to me
Anne C
on Jul 10, 2017
i used it at home along with my school math courses and it helped me grasp when i was young in the early 90's. now i want to use it for my kids
Jo F
on Jun 28, 2017
I read many blogs were they prefer this affordable books.
kevin v
on Jun 15, 2017
To supplement Saxon Math
Melisa D
on Jun 13, 2017
To challenge the brain!
Jean Marie P
on Jun 2, 2017
because its awesome
Derek W
on Mar 19, 2017
I chose this for math remediation. I hope it will help my son "get" the math concepts he's struggling with.
Nadeen C
on Mar 11, 2017
I was looking for a simple math curriculum that had manipulatives this fit the bill. Every review was positive, and it seems like it is laid back and easy to go at your child's pace.
Bryna R
on Dec 27, 2016
I am a Montessori teacher and the Miquon books provide the most sound conceptual and concrete approach to developing an understanding of math that I have ever used or seen used.
Harbour W
on Nov 29, 2016
it was recommended to me.
Anita W
on Oct 25, 2016
I love Julie Bogart/Brave Writer and this is one that she recommended that she loved using with her kids. Also, I have read so many good things about Miquon Math, My son loves math and is a very right brained learner and I think this will be a good fit for him/us!
Patricia S
on Oct 7, 2016
I'm interested in ways of teaching basic math concepts.
Paula I
on Sep 29, 2016
Good Reviews
Annetta H
on Sep 25, 2016
Solid foundation in math
carissa g
on Sep 8, 2016
Friends used it
Ashley M
on Sep 1, 2016
I wanted a simple visual maths curriculum both my children could do this year. Hopefully this will be it.
Zhenya M
on Aug 28, 2016
This is the best hands on simple to teach at home math lessons I have found in my 10 years of home schooling.It gives true understanding and a great foundation for all learning types since there is a few sujestions of how to teach each lesson and if used with cuisenaire rod lessons the child has a very tactile way to solve a problem in the book and some that they come across in life.
Becki P
on Aug 28, 2016
Looking for a supplement to Singapore Math for more handson practice, and hopefully some activities which may engage younger children as well.
Yvonne P
on Aug 23, 2016
I heard it was good for creativetype thinkers who abhor repetition....this is my daughter.
Jonni M
on Aug 11, 2016
I like the visual Math curriculum it offers
Amelia A F
on Jul 31, 2016
been researching different math curriculums. willing to try, especially for the price!
Erica K
on Jun 7, 2016
Math comprehension for my child.
Susan F
on May 28, 2016
I learned math by miquon when I was homeschooled as a child, and now I want to use it to teach my boys math! :)
Laura T
on May 26, 2016
To supplement school math program
Melissa B
on Apr 21, 2016
I heard that this program is a great complement to Singapore Math. I also want to do math yearround, so I like the idea of having a different text for variety.
Rebecca
on Mar 25, 2016
I love how this math program really encourages figuring things out and thinking things through instead of just getting the right answer.
Mikaela R
on Mar 18, 2016
This was highly recommended by our homeschool support group leader and we are eager to try it!
Holly S
on Mar 2, 2016
This is a gift for my granddaughter who loves math. I found this program was great for her father and uncles when they were children! My children enjoyed demystifying math with Miquon.
Lise H
on Feb 26, 2016
hands on math materials. looks simple yet effective and very affordable.
Lisa M
on Feb 5, 2016
looked like fun.
sherry y
on Feb 4, 2016
Read a review that it was good for visual learners. I have an autistic son who thinks in pictures and is struggling with math.
Sarah Ellen O
on Feb 2, 2016
We're looking for math to help my daughter improve some math skills. She thought this one looked fun!
Kathleen D
on Jan 9, 2016
Handson, old school math!
Rosamaria R
on Jan 4, 2016
I hear about it from another homeschool mom.
Julia B
on Nov 18, 2015
Good reviews from friends and other online users.
Anna R
on Nov 7, 2015
I'm hoping to supplement the public school math curriculum and expand my children's understanding of math (numbers, values and relationships) and math concepts by following the examples in these labs at home with our Cuisenaire rods.
Jennifer T
on Oct 28, 2015
My friend has this for her second grader and really likes it, so I decided to use it for my second grader as a math supplement.
Jennifer S
on Oct 14, 2015
Came highly recommended by my sister
Kevin H
on Oct 9, 2015
I have a special need child who is struggling with the amount of writing expected in our current math curriculum. After much research we have decided that Maquon Math may be a better fit for his hands on learning style.
Catriona C
on Oct 1, 2015
Have used Miquon for over 20 years and it was time to replace the teacher Annotations for use by the next generation, so I chose the set and saved money.
Dorothy N
on Aug 30, 2017
i used it at home along with my school math courses and it helped me grasp when i was young in the early 90's. now i want to use it for my kids
Jo F
on Jun 28, 2017
To supplement Saxon Math
Melisa D
on Jun 13, 2017
because its awesome
Derek W
on Mar 19, 2017
I was looking for a simple math curriculum that had manipulatives this fit the bill. Every review was positive, and it seems like it is laid back and easy to go at your child's pace.
Bryna R
on Dec 27, 2016
it was recommended to me.
Anita W
on Oct 25, 2016
I'm interested in ways of teaching basic math concepts.
Paula I
on Sep 29, 2016
Solid foundation in math
carissa g
on Sep 8, 2016
I wanted a simple visual maths curriculum both my children could do this year. Hopefully this will be it.
Zhenya M
on Aug 28, 2016
Looking for a supplement to Singapore Math for more handson practice, and hopefully some activities which may engage younger children as well.
Yvonne P
on Aug 23, 2016
I like the visual Math curriculum it offers
Amelia A F
on Jul 31, 2016
Math comprehension for my child.
Susan F
on May 28, 2016
To supplement school math program
Melissa B
on Apr 21, 2016
I love how this math program really encourages figuring things out and thinking things through instead of just getting the right answer.
Mikaela R
on Mar 18, 2016
This is a gift for my granddaughter who loves math. I found this program was great for her father and uncles when they were children! My children enjoyed demystifying math with Miquon.
Lise H
on Feb 26, 2016
looked like fun.
sherry y
on Feb 4, 2016
We're looking for math to help my daughter improve some math skills. She thought this one looked fun!
Kathleen D
on Jan 9, 2016
I hear about it from another homeschool mom.
Julia B
on Nov 18, 2015
I'm hoping to supplement the public school math curriculum and expand my children's understanding of math (numbers, values and relationships) and math concepts by following the examples in these labs at home with our Cuisenaire rods.
Jennifer T
on Oct 28, 2015
Came highly recommended by my sister
Kevin H
on Oct 9, 2015
Are there prerequisites to the program that my kindergartner needs to master before beginning Miquon?
A shopper
on May 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think it would depend on your teaching style. I'm new to homeschooling and have only started this year although I have many years of teaching experience. I have a just turned five year old who sits in on lessons with my 3rd grader. The cuisinare rods are very helpful. I also don't follow the book all the way through, but skip around to what I think my son needs to work on. Definitely get the teacher guide. It's a different way to teach math, but not hard to do. It's great for kids who need to connect abstract numbers to more concrete concepts.
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 Janelle J on May 28, 2016
 Purchased on Sep 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think it would depend on your teaching style. I'm new to homeschooling and have only started this year although I have many years of teaching experience. I have a just turned five year old who sits in on lessons with my 3rd grader. The cuisinare rods are very helpful. I also don't follow the book all the way through, but skip around to what I think my son needs to work on. Definitely get the teacher guide. It's a different way to teach math, but not hard to do. It's great for kids who need to connect abstract numbers to more concrete concepts.
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 Janelle J on May 28, 2016
 Purchased on Sep 30, 2015
We already knew our number and how to add & subtract. I bought the first grade diary to go with the program. I did not use it much because it started off too basic for us. I do think I could use it to start my littler ones off in math. I glanced at the 1st workbook which starts with counting. I would think if your child knows his numbers and can recognize the concept of the number (2 is for 2 items etc) then he can start Mequon math.
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 Tracie V on Jun 2, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 21, 2015
No, I started my kindergartener this past year and the only thing she could do was count to 20. It's a wonderful program. She really enjoyed doing her math each day and understands the concepts. Make sure you have cuisenaire rods.
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 Scott D on May 29, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 14, 2015
No. The idea is to skip through the book allowing your child to pick the sheets they feel comfortable with.
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 Anna R on May 27, 2016
 Purchased on Nov 7, 2015
The ability to count to 10. That's it!
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 Kristen N on May 27, 2016
 Purchased on Oct 3, 2015
Count to ten and know their colors.
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 Sandi S on May 29, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 3, 2015
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What do you use after Miquon Math (4th grade+)?
A shopper
on May 4, 2017
Miquon Book Set  6 Workbooks + Annotations
Miquon Blue Book Level 3
Miquon Set of all 6 Student Workbooks
Miquon Purple Book Level 6
BEST ANSWER: Here are several to consider. ShillerMath (a Montesorri program) continues in a strong hands on/exploratory approach to math. Beast Academy couples strong concept development and instruction with graphic novel type of illustrations. Finally, Saxon Math is a solid math option with lots of review and repetition. Manipulative options are available for Saxon Math Intermediate 3, 4, and 5. There are placement tests available on our website  search for "math placement tests".
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 Janice Staff on May 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Here are several to consider. ShillerMath (a Montesorri program) continues in a strong hands on/exploratory approach to math. Beast Academy couples strong concept development and instruction with graphic novel type of illustrations. Finally, Saxon Math is a solid math option with lots of review and repetition. Manipulative options are available for Saxon Math Intermediate 3, 4, and 5. There are placement tests available on our website  search for "math placement tests".
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 Janice Staff on May 9, 2017
I feel that Singapore Math is best along with the problem solving text that is grade specific. My son finds SM very advanced and easy to understand. The problem solving text is multi stepped and challenging. I've heard Saxon Math is good but I've not used it.
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 Judy W on May 5, 2017
I find that the books are really versatile. typically, I see a first grader using level one, the orange book, and a second grader, level two, the red book. Sometimes a second grader is ready for the blue book. I find that once children are on a roll, they can sometimes move through all the books by the end of fourth grade. I also have found the yellow book to be great for third/fourth/fifth, and the purple for fifth, sixth. They were designed to be used only in grades one through three, with two books per year: orange, red in first, blue, green in second, yellow, purple in third. This works for advanced children beautifully, as well. Camille Hayward, Director, The Lake and Park School, Seattle, WA.
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 Thomas M on May 5, 2017
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What manipulatives do you need to purchase?
A shopper
on Jul 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=024116
Connecting Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set  155 Plastic Rods
Buy two sets if you can
Connecting Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set  155 Plastic Rods
Buy two sets if you can
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 Kristen N on Jul 25, 2017
 Purchased on Oct 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=024116
Connecting Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set  155 Plastic Rods
Buy two sets if you can
Connecting Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set  155 Plastic Rods
Buy two sets if you can
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 Kristen N on Jul 25, 2017
 Purchased on Oct 3, 2015
You will definitely want a set of Cuisinaire rods. In addition to those, you could use a set of SnapCubes. Once you get to the Red Book (Book 1), you might need a pair of dice.
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 Sarah K on Jul 25, 2017
 Purchased on Sep 8, 2015
Cuisinaire Rods. I have two kids age 9.5 and 7y and we purchased the small group set and it works.
Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set  155 Wooden Rods
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 Lisa M on Jul 25, 2017
 Purchased on Feb 5, 2016
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Are the books consumable? Would this set be able to be used through multiple children or would each child need his own set?
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on Mar 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are meant to be consumable. You could photocopy the pages. They are perforated. I tore them all out of the workbooks and organized them in a 3 inch binder with az dividers and we use them with page protectors and wipe off markers.
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 Sandi S on Mar 16, 2017
 Purchased on Jul 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are meant to be consumable. You could photocopy the pages. They are perforated. I tore them all out of the workbooks and organized them in a 3 inch binder with az dividers and we use them with page protectors and wipe off markers.
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 Sandi S on Mar 16, 2017
 Purchased on Jul 3, 2015
The workbooks are designed to be consumed, but if you put the pages into sheet protectors, they could be used for more than one child. You only need one copy of the supplemental books, if you order those. We love miquon!
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 Laura M on Mar 15, 2017
 Purchased on Oct 31, 2015
The books are consumable. We love them, and find the rods a great handson way to help understand the concepts.
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 Amanda L on Mar 15, 2017
 Purchased on Aug 5, 2015
The workbooks are consumable so plan to purchase a book for each child.
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 Scott D on Mar 16, 2017
 Purchased on Aug 14, 2015
They are consumable. Each child will need his own set.
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 John B on Mar 15, 2017
 Purchased on Jul 9, 2015
These are workbooks and meant to be written in.
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 Rosamaria R on Mar 15, 2017
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4.8 / 5.09 Reviews5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars2 Stars1 Star72000I've used this series with my older two girls and look forward to using it again this fall with my son It's inexpensive which is a definite plus with four children Also it introduces the four basic arithmetic processes  addition subtraction multiplication and division  right from the start It also offers helpful insight of how to do math in a different way than how I was taught which sometimes helps my kids understand it better Using the Cuisenaire rods helped my kids understand the concepts and they loved having something to manipulate They loved the fun pages included in these too I highly recommend this series The lab annotations doesn't have answers to every sheet; most of them are included the ones left out are easy enough for the parents Also there is great information in it on presenting different concepts like the difference between 3x4 and 4x3 An inexpensive teacher's manual is a plus too!You need usually two workbooks a year so you don't need to purchase it all at once Also if you decide to start using and your child isn't in first grade it's a good idea to start from the first book I did with my 4th grader and she just worked through the books quicker but it wasn't too babyish for her and introduced things she hadn't covered Was this review helpful? Yes (3) No (0)
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Fun mathTook apart all the books and sorted by subject and put In a binder. My son has to do math last so he can do as much as he would like. Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
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Fantastic curriculum!I would highly recommend miquon math! My daughter was very frustrated with math, but after using miquon, math is her favorite subject! It's so great to see her enjoying math! Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
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Makes math fun and easy!We have a large family and I'm always spinning lots of plates at the same time! We used Miquon Math for our older children and had dropped it for years. The younger children did
ok in the primer book of the other program, but one entire year
Devoted to nothing but addition was way too slow of a pace and they just sort of
Shut down mathematically. After much prayer about what to do about math, I remembered Miquon and how the cuisenaire rods just make math concepts so obvious! I immediately ordered
the whole set plus the Lab Sheet Annotations! As soon as the books arrived we dove right in. I put my 8 yr old boy and 11 year old girl in The Orange Book! They're flying through it and I have no doubt they will be caught up to grade level in time!
I love how the books quickly move from adding to subtraction and make a fun transition into multiplication. The Lab Sheet Annotations give great instruction for preliminary activities as well as games to make each concept fun. The number lines are extremely helpful as well. My 11 yr old is behind in Math and hadn't even had any fractions yet because of the slow pace of the other program! Miquon makes fractions so easy!
The very first book has everything from counting, addition, subtraction, fractions, measurements, telling time, even multiplying fractions! If you like or need drill, there's lots of printables on the internet, you won't find much in the books. But if the children get it, no need for lots of drill!
After book 6, The Purple Book, the Keys to Math Program is what you will use for 412 grades.
Both programs are economical, which is another plus.
This math is not for those that love textbooks, but for families that are more relaxed. We are so glad we switched back! Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
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I cannot recommend this program highly enough! I have used it for 7 years with many students We all look forward to math time every day It truly teaches math concepts instead of memorization or drill and does it in a fun laboratory setting Students learn that there are more than one way to write a problem and get an answer The cuisenaire rods are easy to use to learn the basic functions plus fractions and other math concepts I often tell my students they are learning high school math because it introduces geometry and algebraic concepts in a way that grade school kids understand My 7th grader who started with Miquon in 1st grade has the ability to problem solve think outside the box and solve math mentally because of the foundation Miquon gave him It is a little intimidating to teach at first because each lesson is not laid out for you but if you use Lab Annotations and First Grade Diary to learn along with your children it is a fun experience for everyone You don't have to do each page a certain way in order to be successful (a great problem solving skill for moms to learn) Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
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Love these booksMiquon is like a beautiful breath of fresh air in the Math world. I love the way it teaches math and encourages math exploration so that the child can figure out the concept mostly on their own. I love the use of cuisenaire rods to help the child physically see the concept/answer so it isn't just an abstract concept. I would highly recommend this program to everyone! I would also say it's more K3 rather than 13. There are many sheets that Kindergartners can explore and learn with. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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We didn't finish the orange and red books in first grade We went pretty slowly to keep things fun and interesting I should have done more of the enrichment suggestions in the annotations manual but overall we had a good yearThis program is great if you think outside the box and don't feel the need to slavishly stick to a school curriculum timeline/ scope sequence chartFor 2nd grade I plan to use more manipulatives and use these worksheets as a supplement to other activitybased learning Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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Very HappyThe books were delivered in excellent condition and sent swiftly. Very happy with the service. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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Great manipulative based program!I am very impressed with this program! Cuisenaire rods are used as a manipulative which really helps my little one to quickly grasp the concepts. It does take some studying on the parent's part to learn the format of the books as no direct instructions are given. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) 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 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 63 answersWhy did you choose this?Rainbow Resource Center StoreI bought Cuisenaire Rods for my home school when my mum who is great at math told me she learnt using them. When I received them I realised I didn't actually know how to use them which lead me to research and find this program.Jessica C on Sep 21, 2017It was recommended to meAnne C on Jul 10, 2017I read many blogs were they prefer this affordable books.kevin v on Jun 15, 2017To challenge the brain!Jean Marie P on Jun 2, 2017I chose this for math remediation. I hope it will help my son "get" the math concepts he's struggling with.Nadeen C on Mar 11, 2017I am a Montessori teacher and the Miquon books provide the most sound conceptual and concrete approach to developing an understanding of math that I have ever used or seen used.Harbour W on Nov 29, 2016I love Julie Bogart/Brave Writer and this is one that she recommended that she loved using with her kids. Also, I have read so many good things about Miquon Math, My son loves math and is a very right brained learner and I think this will be a good fit for him/us!Patricia S on Oct 7, 2016Good ReviewsAnnetta H on Sep 25, 2016Friends used itAshley M on Sep 1, 2016This is the best hands on simple to teach at home math lessons I have found in my 10 years of home schooling.It gives true understanding and a great foundation for all learning types since there is a few sujestions of how to teach each lesson and if used with cuisenaire rod lessons the child has a very tactile way to solve a problem in the book and some that they come across in life.Becki P on Aug 28, 2016I heard it was good for creativetype thinkers who abhor repetition....this is my daughter.Jonni M on Aug 11, 2016been researching different math curriculums. willing to try, especially for the price!Erica K on Jun 7, 2016I learned math by miquon when I was homeschooled as a child, and now I want to use it to teach my boys math! :)Laura T on May 26, 2016I heard that this program is a great complement to Singapore Math. I also want to do math yearround, so I like the idea of having a different text for variety.Rebecca on Mar 25, 2016This was highly recommended by our homeschool support group leader and we are eager to try it!Holly S on Mar 2, 2016hands on math materials. looks simple yet effective and very affordable.Lisa M on Feb 5, 2016Read a review that it was good for visual learners. I have an autistic son who thinks in pictures and is struggling with math.Sarah Ellen O on Feb 2, 2016Handson, old school math!Rosamaria R on Jan 4, 2016Good reviews from friends and other online users.Anna R on Nov 7, 2015My friend has this for her second grader and really likes it, so I decided to use it for my second grader as a math supplement.Jennifer S on Oct 14, 2015I have a special need child who is struggling with the amount of writing expected in our current math curriculum. After much research we have decided that Maquon Math may be a better fit for his hands on learning style.Catriona C on Oct 1, 2015I bought Cuisenaire Rods for my home school when my mum who is great at math told me she learnt using them. When I received them I realised I didn't actually know how to use them which lead me to research and find this program.Jessica C on Sep 21, 2017Have used Miquon for over 20 years and it was time to replace the teacher Annotations for use by the next generation, so I chose the set and saved money.Dorothy N on Aug 30, 2017It was recommended to meAnne C on Jul 10, 2017i used it at home along with my school math courses and it helped me grasp when i was young in the early 90's. now i want to use it for my kidsJo F on Jun 28, 2017I read many blogs were they prefer this affordable books.kevin v on Jun 15, 2017To supplement Saxon MathMelisa D on Jun 13, 2017To challenge the brain!Jean Marie P on Jun 2, 2017because its awesomeDerek W on Mar 19, 2017I chose this for math remediation. I hope it will help my son "get" the math concepts he's struggling with.Nadeen C on Mar 11, 2017I was looking for a simple math curriculum that had manipulatives this fit the bill. Every review was positive, and it seems like it is laid back and easy to go at your child's pace.Bryna R on Dec 27, 2016I am a Montessori teacher and the Miquon books provide the most sound conceptual and concrete approach to developing an understanding of math that I have ever used or seen used.Harbour W on Nov 29, 2016it was recommended to me.Anita W on Oct 25, 2016I love Julie Bogart/Brave Writer and this is one that she recommended that she loved using with her kids. Also, I have read so many good things about Miquon Math, My son loves math and is a very right brained learner and I think this will be a good fit for him/us!Patricia S on Oct 7, 2016I'm interested in ways of teaching basic math concepts.Paula I on Sep 29, 2016Good ReviewsAnnetta H on Sep 25, 2016Solid foundation in mathcarissa g on Sep 8, 2016Friends used itAshley M on Sep 1, 2016I wanted a simple visual maths curriculum both my children could do this year. Hopefully this will be it.Zhenya M on Aug 28, 2016This is the best hands on simple to teach at home math lessons I have found in my 10 years of home schooling.It gives true understanding and a great foundation for all learning types since there is a few sujestions of how to teach each lesson and if used with cuisenaire rod lessons the child has a very tactile way to solve a problem in the book and some that they come across in life.Becki P on Aug 28, 2016Looking for a supplement to Singapore Math for more handson practice, and hopefully some activities which may engage younger children as well.Yvonne P on Aug 23, 2016I heard it was good for creativetype thinkers who abhor repetition....this is my daughter.Jonni M on Aug 11, 2016I like the visual Math curriculum it offersAmelia A F on Jul 31, 2016been researching different math curriculums. willing to try, especially for the price!Erica K on Jun 7, 2016Math comprehension for my child.Susan F on May 28, 2016I learned math by miquon when I was homeschooled as a child, and now I want to use it to teach my boys math! :)Laura T on May 26, 2016To supplement school math programMelissa B on Apr 21, 2016I heard that this program is a great complement to Singapore Math. I also want to do math yearround, so I like the idea of having a different text for variety.Rebecca on Mar 25, 2016I love how this math program really encourages figuring things out and thinking things through instead of just getting the right answer.Mikaela R on Mar 18, 2016This was highly recommended by our homeschool support group leader and we are eager to try it!Holly S on Mar 2, 2016This is a gift for my granddaughter who loves math. I found this program was great for her father and uncles when they were children! My children enjoyed demystifying math with Miquon.Lise H on Feb 26, 2016hands on math materials. looks simple yet effective and very affordable.Lisa M on Feb 5, 2016looked like fun.sherry y on Feb 4, 2016Read a review that it was good for visual learners. I have an autistic son who thinks in pictures and is struggling with math.Sarah Ellen O on Feb 2, 2016We're looking for math to help my daughter improve some math skills. She thought this one looked fun!Kathleen D on Jan 9, 2016Handson, old school math!Rosamaria R on Jan 4, 2016I hear about it from another homeschool mom.Julia B on Nov 18, 2015Good reviews from friends and other online users.Anna R on Nov 7, 2015I'm hoping to supplement the public school math curriculum and expand my children's understanding of math (numbers, values and relationships) and math concepts by following the examples in these labs at home with our Cuisenaire rods.Jennifer T on Oct 28, 2015My friend has this for her second grader and really likes it, so I decided to use it for my second grader as a math supplement.Jennifer S on Oct 14, 2015Came highly recommended by my sisterKevin H on Oct 9, 2015I have a special need child who is struggling with the amount of writing expected in our current math curriculum. After much research we have decided that Maquon Math may be a better fit for his hands on learning style.Catriona C on Oct 1, 2015Have used Miquon for over 20 years and it was time to replace the teacher Annotations for use by the next generation, so I chose the set and saved money.Dorothy N on Aug 30, 2017i used it at home along with my school math courses and it helped me grasp when i was young in the early 90's. now i want to use it for my kidsJo F on Jun 28, 2017To supplement Saxon MathMelisa D on Jun 13, 2017because its awesomeDerek W on Mar 19, 2017I was looking for a simple math curriculum that had manipulatives this fit the bill. Every review was positive, and it seems like it is laid back and easy to go at your child's pace.Bryna R on Dec 27, 2016it was recommended to me.Anita W on Oct 25, 2016I'm interested in ways of teaching basic math concepts.Paula I on Sep 29, 2016Solid foundation in mathcarissa g on Sep 8, 2016I wanted a simple visual maths curriculum both my children could do this year. Hopefully this will be it.Zhenya M on Aug 28, 2016Looking for a supplement to Singapore Math for more handson practice, and hopefully some activities which may engage younger children as well.Yvonne P on Aug 23, 2016I like the visual Math curriculum it offersAmelia A F on Jul 31, 2016Math comprehension for my child.Susan F on May 28, 2016To supplement school math programMelissa B on Apr 21, 2016I love how this math program really encourages figuring things out and thinking things through instead of just getting the right answer.Mikaela R on Mar 18, 2016This is a gift for my granddaughter who loves math. I found this program was great for her father and uncles when they were children! My children enjoyed demystifying math with Miquon.Lise H on Feb 26, 2016looked like fun.sherry y on Feb 4, 2016We're looking for math to help my daughter improve some math skills. She thought this one looked fun!Kathleen D on Jan 9, 2016I hear about it from another homeschool mom.Julia B on Nov 18, 2015I'm hoping to supplement the public school math curriculum and expand my children's understanding of math (numbers, values and relationships) and math concepts by following the examples in these labs at home with our Cuisenaire rods.Jennifer T on Oct 28, 2015Came highly recommended by my sisterKevin H on Oct 9, 2015Are there prerequisites to the program that my kindergartner needs to master before beginning Miquon?A shopper on May 27, 2016BEST ANSWER: I think it would depend on your teaching style. I'm new to homeschooling and have only started this year although I have many years of teaching experience. I have a just turned five year old who sits in on lessons with my 3rd grader. The cuisinare rods are very helpful. I also don't follow the book all the way through, but skip around to what I think my son needs to work on. Definitely get the teacher guide. It's a different way to teach math, but not hard to do. It's great for kids who need to connect abstract numbers to more concrete concepts.
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 Janelle J on May 28, 2016
 Purchased on Sep 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think it would depend on your teaching style. I'm new to homeschooling and have only started this year although I have many years of teaching experience. I have a just turned five year old who sits in on lessons with my 3rd grader. The cuisinare rods are very helpful. I also don't follow the book all the way through, but skip around to what I think my son needs to work on. Definitely get the teacher guide. It's a different way to teach math, but not hard to do. It's great for kids who need to connect abstract numbers to more concrete concepts. Reply
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 Janelle J on May 28, 2016
 Purchased on Sep 30, 2015
We already knew our number and how to add & subtract. I bought the first grade diary to go with the program. I did not use it much because it started off too basic for us. I do think I could use it to start my littler ones off in math. I glanced at the 1st workbook which starts with counting. I would think if your child knows his numbers and can recognize the concept of the number (2 is for 2 items etc) then he can start Mequon math. Reply
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 Tracie V on Jun 2, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 21, 2015
No, I started my kindergartener this past year and the only thing she could do was count to 20. It's a wonderful program. She really enjoyed doing her math each day and understands the concepts. Make sure you have cuisenaire rods. Reply
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 Scott D on May 29, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 14, 2015
No. The idea is to skip through the book allowing your child to pick the sheets they feel comfortable with. Reply
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 Anna R on May 27, 2016
 Purchased on Nov 7, 2015
The ability to count to 10. That's it! Reply
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 Kristen N on May 27, 2016
 Purchased on Oct 3, 2015
Count to ten and know their colors. Reply
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 Sandi S on May 29, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 3, 2015
Vote for the best answer above!What do you use after Miquon Math (4th grade+)?A shopper on May 4, 2017Miquon Book Set  6 Workbooks + AnnotationsMiquon Blue Book Level 3Miquon Set of all 6 Student WorkbooksMiquon Purple Book Level 6BEST ANSWER: Here are several to consider. ShillerMath (a Montesorri program) continues in a strong hands on/exploratory approach to math. Beast Academy couples strong concept development and instruction with graphic novel type of illustrations. Finally, Saxon Math is a solid math option with lots of review and repetition. Manipulative options are available for Saxon Math Intermediate 3, 4, and 5. There are placement tests available on our website  search for "math placement tests". Reply
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 Janice Staff on May 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Here are several to consider. ShillerMath (a Montesorri program) continues in a strong hands on/exploratory approach to math. Beast Academy couples strong concept development and instruction with graphic novel type of illustrations. Finally, Saxon Math is a solid math option with lots of review and repetition. Manipulative options are available for Saxon Math Intermediate 3, 4, and 5. There are placement tests available on our website  search for "math placement tests". Reply
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 Janice Staff on May 9, 2017
I feel that Singapore Math is best along with the problem solving text that is grade specific. My son finds SM very advanced and easy to understand. The problem solving text is multi stepped and challenging. I've heard Saxon Math is good but I've not used it. Reply
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 Judy W on May 5, 2017
I find that the books are really versatile. typically, I see a first grader using level one, the orange book, and a second grader, level two, the red book. Sometimes a second grader is ready for the blue book. I find that once children are on a roll, they can sometimes move through all the books by the end of fourth grade. I also have found the yellow book to be great for third/fourth/fifth, and the purple for fifth, sixth. They were designed to be used only in grades one through three, with two books per year: orange, red in first, blue, green in second, yellow, purple in third. This works for advanced children beautifully, as well. Camille Hayward, Director, The Lake and Park School, Seattle, WA. Reply
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 Thomas M on May 5, 2017
Vote for the best answer above!What manipulatives do you need to purchase?A shopper on Jul 25, 2017BEST ANSWER: http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=024116
Connecting Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set  155 Plastic Rods
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 Kristen N on Jul 25, 2017
 Purchased on Oct 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=024116
Connecting Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set  155 Plastic Rods
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 Kristen N on Jul 25, 2017
 Purchased on Oct 3, 2015
You will definitely want a set of Cuisinaire rods. In addition to those, you could use a set of SnapCubes. Once you get to the Red Book (Book 1), you might need a pair of dice. Reply
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 Sarah K on Jul 25, 2017
 Purchased on Sep 8, 2015
Cuisinaire Rods. I have two kids age 9.5 and 7y and we purchased the small group set and it works.Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set  155 Wooden Rods Reply
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 Lisa M on Jul 25, 2017
 Purchased on Feb 5, 2016
Vote for the best answer above!Are the books consumable? Would this set be able to be used through multiple children or would each child need his own set?User on Mar 15, 2017BEST ANSWER: They are meant to be consumable. You could photocopy the pages. They are perforated. I tore them all out of the workbooks and organized them in a 3 inch binder with az dividers and we use them with page protectors and wipe off markers. Reply
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 Sandi S on Mar 16, 2017
 Purchased on Jul 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are meant to be consumable. You could photocopy the pages. They are perforated. I tore them all out of the workbooks and organized them in a 3 inch binder with az dividers and we use them with page protectors and wipe off markers. Reply
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 Sandi S on Mar 16, 2017
 Purchased on Jul 3, 2015
The workbooks are designed to be consumed, but if you put the pages into sheet protectors, they could be used for more than one child. You only need one copy of the supplemental books, if you order those. We love miquon! Reply
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 Laura M on Mar 15, 2017
 Purchased on Oct 31, 2015
The books are consumable. We love them, and find the rods a great handson way to help understand the concepts. Reply
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 Amanda L on Mar 15, 2017
 Purchased on Aug 5, 2015
The workbooks are consumable so plan to purchase a book for each child. Reply
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 Scott D on Mar 16, 2017
 Purchased on Aug 14, 2015
They are consumable. Each child will need his own set. Reply
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 John B on Mar 15, 2017
 Purchased on Jul 9, 2015
These are workbooks and meant to be written in. Reply
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 Rosamaria R on Mar 15, 2017
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