Miquon Purple Book Level 6

Miquon Purple Book Level 6

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ISBN: 9781933407159
Grades: 3

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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 3:

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 COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ELEMENTARY:



Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
3
ISBN
9781933407159
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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We love this program!
Jennifer G on Sep 27, 2018
Have been pleased with the Orange and Red Books.
Susan A on Apr 7, 2018
We love this program!
Jennifer G on Sep 27, 2018
I have homeschoolers aged 3-8 --we're jumping right in with books all the way to purple as it comes highly recommended. Seems like great value and there is interest enough in my homeschool community to pass the books along if my kids don't take to them.
Heather B on Sep 13, 2018
Have been pleased with the Orange and Red Books.
Susan A on Apr 7, 2018
Because we have used Miquon Math and appreciate the way they teach math!
Janiece L on Jan 16, 2018
My daughter is 3rd grade level and has followed Miquon until this point.
Julie G on Aug 21, 2017
Online recommendations for right brained children.
Michael T on Jul 25, 2017
Wanted to see what the most advanced level of the program was like
Margaret D on Apr 6, 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
I've used this series for many years with my 8 children. It's worked the best for us for math concepts in the elementary grades. I'm ordering the last book for my last child!
Mary M on Jan 5, 2017
The series was highly recommended by a friend.
Sandra W on Oct 19, 2016
LOVE!
Mark H on Jun 2, 2016
We have been very happy with the earlier Miquon books. They are a nice complement to the Singapore Math used at my children's school.
Eric E on Apr 27, 2016
I love the Miquon Math! It makes math simple!
Alison B on Mar 31, 2016
I have homeschoolers aged 3-8 --we're jumping right in with books all the way to purple as it comes highly recommended. Seems like great value and there is interest enough in my homeschool community to pass the books along if my kids don't take to them.
Heather B on Sep 13, 2018
Because we have used Miquon Math and appreciate the way they teach math!
Janiece L on Jan 16, 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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