# Miquon Book Set - 6 Workbooks + Annotations

Item #: MIQSET

Grades:
K-3

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Publisher:
In the Think of Things

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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. :)

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. :)

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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".

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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.

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.

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Completely Satisfied

everything arrived in top shape and I'm a happy customer

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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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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.

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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 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!

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!

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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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Very Happy

The books were delivered in excellent condition and sent swiftly. Very happy with the service.

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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 activity-based learning

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August 1, 2011

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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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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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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

Referral by multiple homeschool moms & online reviews

Ellie C
on Apr 9, 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

Used it before. Did a great job providing a good foundation

Donna W
on Oct 11, 2018

excellent product used with my kids in homeschooling...a repeat purchase great hands on learning

crisol m M
on Sep 4, 2018

It was a friend that have children in school

Fausto Ramos L
on Aug 10, 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

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

after reading all the reviews, I felt this was the program for us!

Lela M
on Feb 23, 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

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

It looks like a good hands on program.

Christina D
on Nov 16, 2017

To supplement my children's math education

Joanne D
on Oct 26, 2017

Recommended by a friend

Wenjing Z
on Oct 4, 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

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 hands-on practice, and hopefully some activities which may engage younger children as well.

Yvonne P
on Aug 23, 2016

Mayme M
on May 27, 2019

for my homeschool

Melanie K
on May 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dorothy N
on Aug 30, 2017

It was recommended to me

Anne C
on Jul 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

Crystal D
on Feb 5, 2019

KATHLEEN B
on Oct 12, 2018

Lara F
on Oct 5, 2018

I have used this program to teach my son and the result is very good.

CHRMING Y
on Aug 15, 2018

Michele K
on Jun 26, 2018

Stacy S
on May 28, 2018

Laurie S
on May 4, 2018

It was recommended in John Holt's book, "How Children Fail".

Johanna S
on Jan 16, 2018

Sharon L
on Jan 2, 2018

Yezzie V
on Nov 20, 2017

My son loves math and the work they are giving him in school it too easy.

Tana G
on Oct 27, 2017

Grete T
on Oct 10, 2017

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

Nadeen C
on Mar 11, 2017

Harbour W
on Nov 29, 2016

Patricia S
on Oct 7, 2016

Good Reviews

Annetta H
on Sep 25, 2016

Friends used it

Ashley M
on Sep 1, 2016

Becki P
on Aug 28, 2016

Jonni M
on Aug 11, 2016

What book would you start on for a 3rd grade student?

A shopper
on Jul 16, 2018

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- Nadeen C on Jul 17, 2018
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- Nadeen C on Jul 17, 2018
- Purchased on Mar 11, 2017

The best part about miquon is you can choose worksheets between books based on you child’s knowledge. For example my son is in 5th grade so he has learned most all the concepts in the purple and yellow books but struggles with fractions. I was able to look up fractions in the annotations to decide which worksheets would be best for him (green) without having to bore him with all of the concepts in the green. It is not set up like a typical math book (at least not how I remember them) but once you get it figured out it it makes much more sense!

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- Chloe H on Sep 5, 2018
- Purchased on Aug 6, 2018

It depends on what your student already knows. Miquon is unique in the fact that it teaches most concepts, including multiplication and division, early on (in the first year) and then reviews and expounds on those concepts for the other two years. If you have been using curriculum that hasn't taught those concepts, you will need to start with the first book and work through the sections that are new material to you student. The books are laid out really nice by concept so it's easy to find which sections you need.

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- Michelle S on Jul 17, 2018
- Purchased on May 19, 2017

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What manipulatives do you need to purchase?

A shopper
on Jul 25, 2017

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

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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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

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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

Key Curriculum Press Series, Key to Fractions, Key to Decimals, Key to Percents, Key to Measurement, Key to Metric Measurement, Key to Geometry, Key to Algebra, then Saxon 8/7, Saxon Algebra 1, Saxon Algebra 2, Saxon Advanced Math, Saxon Calculus is excellent after the Miquon Math 6 Workbooks. You can do one to two pages a day and complete the 6 books in two years or do as planned and do two books per year

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- User on Oct 23, 2018

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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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- Sandi S on Mar 16, 2017
- Purchased on Jul 3, 2015

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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 hands-on 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
- Purchased on Jul 31, 2015

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Are there prerequisites to the program that my kindergartner needs to master before beginning Miquon?

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on May 27, 2016

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- Janelle J on May 28, 2016
- Purchased on Sep 30, 2015

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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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