Miquon Green Book Level 4

Miquon Green Book Level 4

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ISBN: 9781933407135
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
9781933407135
Author
Lore Rasmussen
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
In the Think of Things
Weight
0.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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We are almost finished with the blue Miquon book. This is my second child working through the Miquon workbooks. I love their approach and have learned so much myself just by working with my children through the lab sheets.
Nikki S on Aug 16, 2019
Miquon has been a consistently successful conceptual math supplement course for all my children.
J L on Sep 7, 2018
We are almost finished with the blue Miquon book. This is my second child working through the Miquon workbooks. I love their approach and have learned so much myself just by working with my children through the lab sheets.
Nikki S on Aug 16, 2019
This course provides a different way of looking at math, yet is not too complex.
Lenea K on Jun 15, 2019
Miquon has been a consistently successful conceptual math supplement course for all my children.
J L on Sep 7, 2018
We've used these books with all our kids, and they've enjoyed them.
Dave A on Aug 20, 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
Have been pleased with the Orange and Red Books.
Susan A on Apr 7, 2018
used before and loved them
Kathy P on Feb 7, 2018
I like this programme
Jonathan P on Sep 8, 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
Love these books! Continuing the books
Elizabeth M on Mar 10, 2017
Miquon looks like it has the types of worksheets that I write on my own, ones that encourage students to notice patterns in the numbers as they work through the necessary practice.
Debbie S on Feb 23, 2017
We used the blue book with our 2nd grader and like it.
Amy G on Oct 21, 2016
Been using this program for 20 years also. I love it!
Jody E on Aug 17, 2016
I have used this book series with all of my children. So this is my tenth time through and it has helped both my math loving and non math loving children.
Liz L on Jul 18, 2016
Great, no-frills math program offering a solid foundation for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade.
Courtney N on Jun 17, 2016
Miquon Math is far before it's time. I have been listening to the research of Jo Boaler, a Stanford math researcher and I feel Miquon's methods would fit well with her suggestions for teaching math. I have been struggling to find a suitable 4th grade math program for after we complete this. Also, I feel the math skills he will acquire upon completing this program put him at least halfway through fourth grade programs- if not really into 5th grade math.
Brendan M on Feb 8, 2016
When used with the Cuisenaire rods, these books present concepts beyond the grade level in a tangible and thoughtful way.
Mary M on Feb 1, 2016
I started using the product because a friend referred me to it. I love it and we are starting our fourth book.
ann g on Dec 9, 2015
I grew up using this and loved it! Want to use it for my children!
Chantel H on Dec 6, 2015
This course provides a different way of looking at math, yet is not too complex.
Lenea K on Jun 15, 2019
We've used these books with all our kids, and they've enjoyed them.
Dave A on Aug 20, 2018
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