Miquon Orange Book Level 1

Miquon Orange Book Level 1

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ISBN: 9781933407074
Grades: 1

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Category Description for Miquon Math Grade 1:

Math is not just numbers! Using Cuisenaire rods, Miquon Math Labs allows children to model numbers and operations concretely. It uses a hands-on, pattern-building, discovery method that fosters independence and creativity in problem solving. The unique format of the program allows for flexibility - use each book straight through, or teach topically. It introduces children to all four basic math operations in grade one - plus fractions, clock arithmetic, area, volume and factoring - building confidence in children and taking the "mystery" out of these otherwise-delayed topics. By third grade, children understand different base systems and graph algebraic equations! These are not typical workbooks that test what a child already has learned, but lab sheets - teaching pages. Children are shown that, while there is only one correct solution, there are different ways to arrive at it, and it encourages them to develop their own techniques. The "standard" approach is not always the best. For example, which is easier: 400 - 298 or 398 - 298 + 2 or 400 - 300 + 2? Techniques like these really help when caught without pencil or paper! After using Miquon with four children, we can attest that this program has promoted flexibility in problem solving - using the right technique for the situation. Ours now tackle new or difficult problems creatively, even fearlessly!

I would also recommend purchase of the Annotations. A teacher's guide for all six workbooks, it contains a general overview and several suggestions on how to present each major concept. It also provides preliminary activities for a concrete understanding of the math concepts as well as more detailed explanations for many of the lab sheets. While answers are supplied for some of the more "tricky" sheets, most worksheets are shown sans answers, so take the time to fill in the answers as you correct work for your first "math labs" student - then you'll have a completed key to use with the next!




Category Description for Miquon Math Labs:

Math is not just numbers! Using Cuisenaire rods, Miquon Math Labs allows children to model numbers and operations concretely. It uses a hands-on, pattern-building, discovery method that fosters independence and creativity in problem solving. The unique page-numbering format of the program allows for flexibility - use each book straight through, covering a variety of topics, or use only the pages in each book relating to a specific topic (easily identified by the alpha-numeric page numbering system).

Instead of holding off on more difficult math topics until later grades, the Miquon approach is unique in teaching all four basic math operations in Grade 1 - plus fractions, clock arithmetic, area, volume and factoring. This builds confidence in children as they see how the basic operations are intterrelated and takes the "mystery" out of these otherwise-delayed topics. By Grade 3, children understand different base systems and graph algebraic equations!

These are not typical workbooks that test what a child already has learned, but lab sheets - teaching pages. Children are shown that, while there is only one correct solution, there are different ways to arrive at it, and it encourages them to develop their own techniques. The "standard" approach is not always the best. For example, which is easier, to teach borrowing and carrying for a problem like 400 - 298 or to teach the the child to restate the problem as 398 - 298 + 2 or 400 - 300 + 2? Techniques like these really help to develop mental dexterity in problme solving. After using Miquon with our seven children, we can attest that this program has promoted flexibility in problem solving and teaches them to find the best technique for the situation. Ours students now tackle new or difficult problems creatively, even fearlessly!

Altogether, the six student workbooks contain over 650 lab sheets. Concepts covered include: counting, odd-even, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, equalities, place value, number line and functions, factoring, squaring, simultaneous equations, graphing equations, geometric recognition, length, area, volume, series and progressions, grid and arrow games, mapping, clock arithmetic, sets, and word problems.

We recommend purchasing the Lab Sheet Annotations. This is the teacher's guide for all six workbooks. Because the approach taken in the program is so different, it explains the reasoning behind the presentation and provides several suggestions on how to present each topic. It also provides preliminary activities for a concrete understanding of the math concepts as well as more detailed explanations for many of the workbook pages. While answers are supplied for some of the more "tricky" sheets, most worksheets are shown sans answers, so take the time to fill in the answers as you correct work for your first Miquon student - then you'll have a completed key to use with the next!

The Miquon Math program would be an excellent start in math to move into any other program, but it would lend itself particularly well to those intending to use the Singapore approach to math in the future.




Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ELEMENTARY:

Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
1
ISBN
9781933407074
Author
Lore Rasmussen
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
In the Think of Things
Weight
0.65 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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I am teaching math rescue to older kids. They have not learned with the traditional school methods of teaching and need a fresh approach. Miquon Math adds colour/number identity on top of the unit/rod approach. Miquon also takes unit/rod beyond simply the base ten counting system. My daughter was dyslexic and she had great success with Miquon.
Jane Reagh B on Oct 19, 2020
Decided to try this with my very visual/hands-on 1st grader.
Lydia S on Sep 13, 2020
I am teaching math rescue to older kids. They have not learned with the traditional school methods of teaching and need a fresh approach. Miquon Math adds colour/number identity on top of the unit/rod approach. Miquon also takes unit/rod beyond simply the base ten counting system. My daughter was dyslexic and she had great success with Miquon.
Jane Reagh B on Oct 19, 2020
Hear it was a great supplement to singapore math.
Lisa J on Sep 21, 2020
Decided to try this with my very visual/hands-on 1st grader.
Lydia S on Sep 13, 2020
for my 1st grader
Anna Simnacher on Aug 24, 2020
Using this book to start my 5-year-old's homeschool kindergarten math
Lauren P on Aug 6, 2020
Ordered for my first grader.
Ashley S on Jul 21, 2020
recommended
Catalina R on Jul 7, 2020
I used Miquon with my own now-grown children. Now a grandchild is ready. :)
Ruthann P on Jun 21, 2020
Excellent math program i used with my children and now my grandchildren.
Carol B on Jun 9, 2020
I've used these books in the past and I like them.
Deborah B on May 22, 2020
Am really impressed with the later book 2 (Red) so bought this for young niece.
Germaine W on Mar 28, 2020
I love Cuisenaire Rods- they have worked great for my kids- so I am anxious to try this program.
Sarah H on Feb 18, 2020
My son's teacher recommended this
Kate M on Feb 12, 2020
read great reviews. fitted in with my idea of what math teaching should be.
lou b on Jan 14, 2020
I've been using Miquon for almost 20 years with my sons as well as students I tutor, I just needed the next book.
Christine S on Jan 13, 2020
Miquon is another out of the box type of Math that I have not only used with my own children at home when they were young, but now use as a remedial tool to help young children struggling with math concepts as I tutor. My children were able to jump into Saxon math, 56 when completing all of the books in this series.
Cindy H on Oct 21, 2019
I think this will deepen my child's understanding of math. I recommend it as an alternative to going to after-school math programs and doing busy work.
Priya B on Sep 26, 2019
Love Miquon for elementary math. A second book for my second child.
Rebekah E on Sep 5, 2019
I'm starting this with my Pre-k 4 year old since we completed Singapore Earlybird.
Nadia W on Aug 16, 2019
homeschool recommendation
Dina B on Aug 2, 2019
My child is about to start 1st grade and these are the math books my mom used with me as a kid this age-25 years ago. She homeschooled 5 kids over 23 years and loves miquon for the younger grades.
Deanna P on Jul 25, 2019
All of my kids have used this book and now that I am tutoring older kids that are way behind in math I am finding these books to be wonderful. They worked great when my own 5 year olds used them, but they are also working great for the 15yo that I am now using them with. Not at all babyish, and enough challenge for even older kids (who need the review).
Tracy S on Jun 28, 2019
Learned about it from Brave Writer. Getting ready for next school year
Primavera P on Jun 12, 2019
To use as a supplement for my 1st grader
Maria B on Jun 7, 2019
We are using this as our math curriculum.
Lizette R on Apr 19, 2019
My son liked working in his sister's book so much, I bought him his own.
Marquax Moque R on Apr 8, 2019
Recommended for our gifted learner
Hansen H on Apr 7, 2019
I used Miquon with my other 5 children and thought it was a great curriculum. Number 6 is now ready so here we go (-:
Rachel L on Mar 18, 2019
I have a first grader this year for the first time in a very long time. I used math-u-see in the past and loved the visual approach. This seems somewhat similar but very budget friendly.
Jennifer P on Feb 21, 2019
Have used previously and love it.
Janet Y on Feb 18, 2019
Recommendation
Jennifer D on Feb 5, 2019
My daughter's teacher recommended it for extra practice.
Jennifer M on Jan 29, 2019
I'm preparing to homeschool my children for kindergarten next year and want to prep early.
Katherine K on Jan 16, 2019
Love the hands-on approach.
Simone H on Nov 28, 2018
Recommendation from a friend
Bethany R. on Nov 27, 2018
math curriculum
Richard C on Nov 1, 2018
I want my grandchildren to use what I used with my children. Love this system.
Karen J on Oct 21, 2018
I used this book as a child. Now I want to see if my daughter likes it.
Jeremiah B on Oct 17, 2018
Fun and rigorous at the same time. So many different ways of approaching math in this book...it has a method for every type of learner.
Joe G on Oct 16, 2018
We needed a math program for our first grader that got straight to the point. Looks like a different approach to teaching math. We shall see.
Tiffany O on Sep 28, 2018
This item was suggested to me by other homeschool moms as a very effective and helpful curriculum
Timothy F on Sep 17, 2018
Used it before and loved it.
Dale L on Sep 16, 2018
When I was home schooled as a child I used MIquon Math. Now that I am home schooling my own children, I have done a lot of looking into different curriculum. I have found that this one still stands above the rest in its approach to teaching and learning.
Shannon B on Sep 8, 2018
I have heard great things about this math program!
Kelsey T on Aug 14, 2018
Used it before with my older child and loved how it taught him math.
Heather S on Aug 11, 2018
This is great math curriculum that separates math from English language learning. One of my children is significantly delayed in his language acquisition and before this curriculum he struggled with traditional math that used primarily word problems.
Nicole M on Aug 6, 2018
For my daughter's first grade home school year
Lydia W on Jul 11, 2018
I used Miquon with my older children. It is thorough, interesting, and fun. Now I'm using it with my younger daughter and look forward to seeing her love math!
Marilee B on Jul 10, 2018
My favorite Math curriculum for young students. Purchased this for my 5th child as all my older children have thrived with this program.
Rhonda A on Jun 29, 2018
Homeschool
Sherry Q on Jun 22, 2018
Hear it was a great supplement to singapore math.
Lisa J on Sep 21, 2020
for my 1st grader
Anna Simnacher on Aug 24, 2020
Is this available for digital download? I'm based in the UK so shipping isn't really an easy option for us
A shopper on Aug 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry but we do not have these books available as digital downloads.
When will this be back in stock?
A shopper on May 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: That item is only temporarily out of stock. We expect them back into stock in 1-3 weeks.
Is this suitable for a Charlotte mason approach tomhomeschool?
Debbie on Sep 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I am only mildly familiar with charlotte mason - this book is a worksheet book, but the worksheets are very discovery oriented, as opposed to rote memorization. I recommend miquan for those who want to see beauty and patterns in math, and not just get good at it
What level to start?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I've always started with the orange book in first grade. It's designed to use 2 books a year, so first graders get the orange and red books, second grade is blue and green, and third grade finishes up with yellow and purple. I've used them with all 8 of my children and they work great. I also use Cuisenaire rods as manipulatives along with the books.
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Inexpensive but excellent! Old school and requires hands on instruction.
To preface, I grew up using Miquon. It prepared me very well in understanding math concepts. I transitioned easily into Saxon math 5/4 and was never intimidated by algebra or higher math (until calc 3 in college).

It is a great, cheap, resource for grades 1 - 3. The curriculum developer believed that young children could understand higher math concepts. I personally love this because it makes math much less intimidating later on.

Miquon is very old and looks dated. My son doesn't seem to care though. He is a young first grader. This book requires me to be in the same room with him and sit with him maybe 50% of the time depending on the page. Your child will need to know how to write numbers and do some basic counting. It's also a little messy. At least, my son is. The manipulative cuisenaire rods tend to go everywhere but I make him pick them up.

In addition to the workbooks, you will need to purchase cuisenaire rods. I also recommend you purchase the lab sheet annotations book. The annotations book is good for the entire set and includes simple explanations on how to approach each workbook page.
December 2, 2020
2nd generation user
I would (and have) recommended this starter math book and the entire series. I used them with all my children. Now they're grown and have kids of their own.

I recently purchased the Orange Book for my 4-year-old granddaughter. She loves it as much as her mom did.
July 22, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Dylan enjoys using the rods
May 1, 2020
Purchased
8 months ago
These are the best books!!!
April 26, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
My son very much likes the hands-on aspect of this program, making it a joy to do. The book does, however, introduce multiplication very early and not very clearly (based on what is in the Orange Book and the Lab Sheet Annotations I am not sure how you are supposed to introduce it). The books do offer, however, an easy way to change the order in which you introduce concepts (the pages are organized by category across all of the books), so we will likely use the books that way and complete all of addition and subtraction before moving on to multiplication.
September 5, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Great product
I changed to Miquin for my 1st grader when I saw how dependent he had become on counting to figure out addition problems. He is quick and has a good understanding of addition and subtraction, but I wanted a different way of teaching beginning concepts. I skipped most of the first unit (counting) and started in the easy addition to introduce the math blocks.
He has progressed well and is understanding adding more conceptually now. Miquon worksheets can be a bit confusing, but I have read the 1st grade diary in the past and refer to the lab sheet annotations if I get confused. Easy to implement-no teacher prep-I am confident in my math teaching abilities, so I don't want a hand holding type program. I will use this for now or switch back to Singapore as his needs change.
October 24, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago


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