Miquon Blue Book Level 3

Miquon Blue Book Level 3

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ISBN: 9781933407128
Grades: 2

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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 Miquon Math Grade 2:

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!




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Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
2
ISBN
9781933407128
Author
Lore Rasmussen
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
In the Think of Things
Weight
0.6 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Kim K on Oct 24, 2019
I know Miquon math, I am anxious to see the reading.
Mary A on Oct 31, 2018
recommended by tutor
Kim K on Oct 24, 2019
I have been using these workbooks with my 4 older kids and they all turned out to be very strong in math!
Brigitte T on Mar 6, 2019
I know Miquon math, I am anxious to see the reading.
Mary A on Oct 31, 2018
Needed next book in this series for second grader (he is my second Miquon student). We heart Miquon!
Nikki S on Aug 31, 2018
hands on
Long T on Aug 6, 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
Love Miquon Math! I think this is a highly underutilized Math curriculum! I'll admit that when using it with my first I didn't totally understand or "trust" it, but with my second it all clicked and I appreciate the great math foundation it has given him (he is just about to finish the last book!) -- particularly as it encourages him to think and play and figure stuff out on his own! Getting another copy for my daughter and looking forward to using it with her!
Katherine N on Apr 7, 2018
Have been pleased with the Orange and Red Books.
Susan A on Apr 7, 2018
I look forward to trying this with my 2nd grader based on recommendation by Rainbow Curriculum consultants.
Suzanne S on Feb 19, 2018
It is an excellent program that helps the younger children to become comfortable with math.
Donna T on Jan 26, 2018
I find the math book we are currently using inadequate. This series came highly recommended by a fellow homeschooling mother.
Mary O on Jan 18, 2018
I am currently homeschooling my daughter and LOVE MIQUON!!!! it is amazing! would highly recommend this to any parent looking for an accelerated math program!
callie n on Nov 8, 2017
I love these books as a supplement to curricula that is heavy in drill work. The drill work is absolutely necessary but these books encourage children to exercise their critical thinking skills in mathematics.
Karen M on Oct 7, 2017
My son uses Miquon and we are moving onto the next book.
Jammi G on Sep 20, 2017
These books appeal to children who tend to be visual and kinesthetic learners. My child likes solving problems using the rods. <br />I also love the opportunity for the student to apply open ended math thinking.
Hamza n Musa A on Aug 29, 2017
We like the books. We have 3 kids. We needed the next ones
Dave A on Apr 20, 2017
I love this simple yet brillant math curriculum. Its self teaching and kids can figure out math on their own.
Bonnie J on Mar 17, 2017
we have many kids :)
Elizabeth M on Mar 10, 2017
The Miquon Math series of book is amazing. These books can be used with students of a variety of ages and abilities. They are a really fantastic and effective resource for helping students develop a strong foundation of number sense, etc.
Dianne H on Jan 19, 2017
excellent curriculum for promoting understanding
Elizabeth M on Dec 11, 2016
We use Miquon for our boys until they are far enough along to do Beast Academy. With this combo out kids are excelling in math and loving it.
Zach K on Nov 10, 2016
It takes the children very quickly through the basic math operations. Miquon teaches how to figure out the answers instead of just memorizing facts.
Patricia M on Oct 24, 2016
We have used the first two miquion books and we have loved them.
Veronica H on Jul 25, 2016
I've used these books with my older children. They are a great resource.
Angela B on Jul 20, 2016
Great, no-frills math program offering a solid foundation for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade.
Courtney N on Jun 17, 2016
Math for my rising first grader, after he finishes the red book.
Rachel G on May 14, 2016
Love Miquon! Continuing the series with my third child. Rainbow is the only place to consistently get them at a decent price.
Kirsten K on Apr 29, 2016
It makes math visible and easy for the student to understand.
mandy m on Apr 27, 2016
It is an inexpensive math option but it also looks like it will help my son learn and I'm looking forward to trying it out.
Amy G on Apr 25, 2016
We finished level 2. Love these math books!
Crystal G on Apr 7, 2016
Continuing on in the Miquon series for the second grade level with my daughter. We are not a math gifted family but we are slowly making our way thru the series and learning together! Requires one on one working together
Maria L on Apr 5, 2016
We've used Miquon math with our oldest 7 kids. My wife likes the way it is laid out for younger kids, and likes using the quisenaire rods. Just continuing what we have been using for years.
Dale Benjamin B on Feb 17, 2016
My daughter has completed the first two books, and is now ready for her third!
Amy D on Feb 2, 2016
My father likes blue.
Tom C on Dec 10, 2015
Done with level 2, moving on to the next.
Tara R on Dec 7, 2015
The series dovetails well with our MOntessori math.
Cheri S on Nov 1, 2015
I chose this a a fun way to learn math for my 2nd grader.
Lanette T on Oct 3, 2015
I have been using these workbooks with my 4 older kids and they all turned out to be very strong in math!
Brigitte T on Mar 6, 2019
Needed next book in this series for second grader (he is my second Miquon student). We heart Miquon!
Nikki S on Aug 31, 2018
What do you use after Miquon Math (4th grade+)?
A shopper on May 4, 2017
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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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simple and effective
I am so glad I found Miquon. These books are challenging and fun. I love how open-ended it can be so make way for my students' brains to think of different ways to solve a problem. I appreciate that it is teaching them math and problem solving skills simultaneously. My boys love it!
January 21, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Great for non-reader
I love the Miquon Math series for my child who struggles with reading. The pages are simple with very little text. The math builds in a logical way, but we can also skip around in the book some to keep it interesting for her. The program works on teaching fractions and multiplication right along side adding and subtracting right from the start, which has been great for us.
October 9, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago

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