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Miquon Math

Publisher: Rainbow Resource Center
Review last updated: 2012
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Miquon Math

This inexpensive program, based on the use of Cuisenaire® Rods, is advertised for first through third grades. However, because of unique methods of teaching arithmetic concepts, younger children can begin to learn arithmetic through the hands-on activities, and older children can also benefit from Miquon used as a supplement.

I describe this as a "classic" Wiggly Willy type program because children use the Rods to discover mathematical concepts. It's a hands-on approach that is very strong on development of conceptual understanding. Children also do written work as they record their findings, moving towards more written work as they master concepts.

Every activity/worksheet looks different, so this isn't the type program your child can pick up and do each day independently. Children will need instruction and assistance as they work through the lessons. The Lab Sheet Annotations will likely be your most valuable tool for figuring out how to use the program.

If your child is just beginning in this program at second grade level or higher, whether or not he has used any other math program previously, it would be best to begin in the first books since they introduce the Rods and familiarize children with this method of learning. Older children will move very quickly through early lessons, perhaps skipping those that cover concepts already mastered. Working through this program, children learn some concepts that are actually beyond third grade level.

The complete set includes all six student workbooks plus all three teacher resources but you can also purchase books individually or just a set of workbooks.

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  • Miquon First-Grade Diary

    Miquon First-Grade Diary

    Miquon Orange Book Level 1

    Miquon Orange Book Level 1

    Purple Book (Miquon Math Lab Materials)

    Purple Book (Miquon Math Lab Materials)

    Lore Rasmussen

    Yellow Book (Miquon Math Lab Materials)

    Yellow Book (Miquon Math Lab Materials)

    Lore Rasmussen

    Lab Sheet Annotations and Mathematics for the Primary Teacher (Miquon Math Lab Materials:)

    Lab Sheet Annotations and Mathematics for the Primary Teacher (Miquon Math Lab Materials:)

    Lore Rasmussen

    Miquon Notes to Teachers

    Miquon Notes to Teachers

    Lore Rasmussen

    Miquon Book Set - 6 Workbooks + Annotations

    Miquon Book Set - 6 Workbooks + Annotations

    Miquon Green Book Level 4

    Miquon Green Book Level 4

    Miquon Red Book Level 2

    Miquon Red Book Level 2

    Blue Book (Miquon Math Lab Materials)

    Blue Book (Miquon Math Lab Materials)

    Lore Rasmussen

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    • Learning styles: Wiggly Willy
      Suitable for: one on one or group teaching
      Audience:
      grades K-4
      Need for parent/teacher instruction:
      high
      Prep time needed:
      high
      Teacher's manual:
      lab notes essential
      Educational philosophy:
      hands-on, discovery learning
      Religious perspective:
      secular

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