Miquon Book Set - 6 Workbooks + Annotations

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Item #: MIQSET
Grades: K-3

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Publisher: In the Think of Things

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4.8 / 5.0
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A true exploration/discovery math curriculum for K-3!
This math curriculum gets at the heart of what people need to know to understand (not just be able to do) math. It lets the kids explore concepts and come up with their own way of solving math challenges and finding patterns. The annotations has so much (great) information to aid in using the lab sheets. As a former algebra math teacher, now homeschool mom of a K, 1st and 3rd grader, I highly recommend miquion math. I have fun seeing how much my kids discover just on one lab sheet.

My 3rd grader had different curriculum in previous years. If we stubble upon a concept he didn’t grasp, the annotations makes it easy for me to find something in a lower lab book that will help him.

Things some may think are cons;
- If you’re looking for drill or extra practice, you’ll have to find that elsewhere or make something. I have no problem with that with my background.
- Purchasing cuisenaire rods is a must. My kids love them.
- There are no directions on each lab sheet. The teacher must read the intro on each category (counting, odd/even, addition, etc...) then read suggested activities for each lab sheet.

Also, anyone in higher levels (and adults too) who seemed to miss some concept can learn a lot from reading the annotations. :)
October 5, 2018
10 months ago
As expected
Satisfied concerning quality, estimated time to delivery. The only thing more negative was the shipping taxe. But I understand and recommend to other Home schooling persons, because this is a special help, and an alternative to people that study is out of the official "box".
September 11, 2018
11 months ago
Definitely recommend!
I am really enjoying this curriculum! The sheets are fun for kids to complete and engaging. Some sheets can feel a bit redundant for the topic my kids are learning but these would be helpful if your child needs the extra reinforcement. I like how the annotations book explains each concept rather than it just being an answer key. I’m refreshing my math as my kids are learning it. The games or object lessons are simple yet effective.
I will say that I’m fairly good at talking and explaining off the cuff so this may not be the best choice if you feel you need a script or prompts on what to say exactly. For this price you really are getting straight up math. No fluff! So if you like that, this is for you.
September 5, 2018
11 months ago
Completely Satisfied
everything arrived in top shape and I'm a happy customer
March 15, 2018
1 year ago
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.
April 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
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 K-3 rather than 1-3. There are many sheets that Kindergartners can explore and learn with.
March 27, 2017
over 2 years ago
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!
February 28, 2017
over 2 years ago
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 4-12 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!
January 28, 2017
over 2 years ago
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.
November 17, 2015
over 3 years ago
Very Happy
The books were delivered in excellent condition and sent swiftly. Very happy with the service.
November 2, 2015
over 3 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
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I read the Unapologetic Homeschooler - the parents were engineers and successful homeschooled 7 children. They recommend this program
Mayme M on May 27, 2019
It's a very thorough curriculum that keeps math concrete as long as possible. I used it in kindergarten 17 years ago, and now have both a math and electrical engineering degree. I attribute my love for all things math in part to Miquon's gentle and straightforward introduction of mathematical concepts. (The "Key to ..." series is a great follow up!)
Alex C on May 6, 2019
I read the Unapologetic Homeschooler - the parents were engineers and successful homeschooled 7 children. They recommend this program
Mayme M on May 27, 2019
for my homeschool
Melanie K on May 21, 2019
It's a very thorough curriculum that keeps math concrete as long as possible. I used it in kindergarten 17 years ago, and now have both a math and electrical engineering degree. I attribute my love for all things math in part to Miquon's gentle and straightforward introduction of mathematical concepts. (The "Key to ..." series is a great follow up!)
Alex C on May 6, 2019
Because we love this way to teach.
Lucas O on Apr 23, 2019
Referral by multiple homeschool moms & online reviews
Ellie C on Apr 9, 2019
I ordered the orange book last year for my kindergartner. We used it as a supplement, but she enjoyed it greatly. We are now homeschooling full-time and I have decided to use this as one of two primary math programs.
Crystal D on Feb 5, 2019
I used these workbooks as a child and have loved math (and had a solid innate understanding of it) ever since, so now I am excited to use them with my own children.
Kristina B on Dec 13, 2018
These are the only books I have seen which use Cuisenaire rods as an integral learning tool. I consider the rods, the Numicon rod track, and Dienes Base ten blocks to be superb materials for modeling number concepts through grade eight. The Miquon math activity books have more flexible sequencing than any others I am familiar with. The program will complement the Singapore Primary Mathematics program.
KATHLEEN B on Oct 12, 2018
Used it before. Did a great job providing a good foundation
Donna W on Oct 11, 2018
i decided to try this out as a supplement to what we are doing now for math to see if he catches on better with this program as opposed to busy workbook work
Lara F on Oct 5, 2018
excellent product used with my kids in homeschooling...a repeat purchase great hands on learning
crisol m M on Sep 4, 2018
I have used this program to teach my son and the result is very good.
CHRMING Y on Aug 15, 2018
It was a friend that have children in school
Fausto Ramos L on Aug 10, 2018
Looking for a supplement to Singapore Math for my homeschooled first grader.
Michele K on Jun 26, 2018
I chose Miquon to use along with Singapore math with my kindergartner and Preschoolers. I like the tactile-kinesthetic approach to concept development that Miquon offers.
Sarah E on Jun 3, 2018
Two of my children are behind in math and need to continue through the summer. I thought this curriculum would strengthen their existing skills by presenting concepts in a different format. It will also give us a break from their regular curriculum, and I'm hoping that using the blocks will seem a little less like doing school over the summer.
Stacy S on May 28, 2018
I need something to work with a 1st grader and a 3rd grader with, and both are tactile and wiggly. We already love playing with Cuisenaire rods so I hope this will make the transition to more formal learning more fun
Kylie S on May 24, 2018
Seems like a compatible supplement to Math-u-see and the Math in Classical Conversations. Wanted additional practice as well as a supplement that focused more on the understanding of the concepts in math.
Laurie S on May 4, 2018
after reading all the reviews, I felt this was the program for us!
Lela M on Feb 23, 2018
It was recommended in John Holt's book, "How Children Fail".
Johanna S on Jan 16, 2018
Because it looked like it would be fun to do with my kid and it was cheap enough to try.
Caroline B on Jan 14, 2018
this is an increadible style of math and so important for young children learning math with a creative approach , not just a book and a pencil. I used these booklets for my children and loved them so much i am now purchasing them for my children to use for homeschooling my grandchildren! absalutely some of the greatest tools out there to teach children!
Sharon L on Jan 2, 2018
I purchased this math curriculum, first and foremost, based on a recommendation from the book Unapologetic Homeschoolers. After reading the book, I also did research online to determine this was the best option for my homeschooling needs.
Alicia G on Dec 16, 2017
After researching a lot of manipulative type math, i settled on this cause it got the best reviews.
Yezzie V on Nov 20, 2017
It looks like a good hands on program.
Christina D on Nov 16, 2017
My son loves math and the work they are giving him in school it too easy.
Tana G on Oct 27, 2017
To supplement my children's math education
Joanne D on Oct 26, 2017
I have a 1st grader who is very conceptually minded, and we're hoping that this math program will be a better fit for her her current program.
Grete T on Oct 10, 2017
Recommended by a friend
Wenjing Z on Oct 4, 2017
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 hands-on practice, and hopefully some activities which may engage younger children as well.
Yvonne P on Aug 23, 2016
I heard it was good for creative-type thinkers who abhor repetition....this is my daughter.
Jonni M on Aug 11, 2016
for my homeschool
Melanie K on May 21, 2019
Because we love this way to teach.
Lucas O on Apr 23, 2019
What book would you start on for a 3rd grade student?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We did the entire series after leaving public school, one section/topic at a time. Because my child was older, we completed one section/topic for all books before moving onto the next, but we didn't do this in order. We started with the easier topics and worked our way to the more difficult ones (a few of the easiest topics were omitted). This way, my child had ample, continuous practice for each topic, which helped fill knowledge gaps and restored confidence.
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
What do you use after Miquon Math (4th grade+)?
A shopper on May 4, 2017
Miquon Book Set - 6 Workbooks + Annotations
Miquon Book Set - 6 Workbooks + Annotations
Miquon Blue Book Level 3
Miquon Blue Book Level 3
Miquon Set of all 6 Student Workbooks
Miquon Set of all 6 Student Workbooks
Miquon Purple Book Level 6
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".
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, 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 a-z dividers and we use them with page protectors and wipe off markers.
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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