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Old 11-05-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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miquon maths? for prek/k level?

I think we are at a little of a standstill with addition & would like to explore some other options.
Keegan (4.5) is doing well with writing his numbers, counting up to 40, but doesn't seem to understand the addition concept. any thoughts about using miquon math to help with this? I am getting the singapore math essentials soon (though I think he's getting to the B level for math essentials vs the a level).
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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Re: miquon maths? for prek/k level?

I wouldn't recommend Singapore...my son (almost 6) is really struggling with addition and subtraction using Singapore. I'm looking into Math U See because of the manipulatives and other good reviews. The way Singapore has you teaching on a number line and number bonds is really confusing for kids IMHO.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:48 AM   #3
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My son is in ps and they use Saxon (so i couldnt change his primary cirriculum). He just wasn't getting the concept of addition. We started using miquon at home with cuissenaire rods (I can't spell) and now math is one of his strongest areas . I think the visual with the rods really helped.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:03 AM   #4
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thanks! i am checking out the series/manipulatives now
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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Check out Rightstart math, if you have the time and money for it . I used Miquon math which is based on cuisinaire rods for K and loved it. It is really a 1st grade math level but my dd tested at that level. Age 4.5 may be too young. At that age I would play with tangrams, geoboards and cuisinaire rods. Play games with him where you roll a dice and count that many spaces. Ask him how many spaces til he wins or gets to a certain point. Play with dominos and other card games. I used a book called Math Games and it really helped a lot. That is such a young age but they learn a lot by playing games. Good luck! Addition really doesn't get going til 1st grade anyway - ages 6-7.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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Re: miquon maths? for prek/k level?

I second RightStart math. We started it when my daughter was 4 and she was getting everything and loved doing the program. We realized that we were doing too much curriculum focus for her age and shelved it. I found that not focusing on curriculum of any kind from age 4-5 was the best thing I could do for her learning. It is really young to put too much focus on results and especially with getting concepts. Pulled it back out this year (now 5.5) and it's fun for her and she fully understands the concepts. It's a really great program!
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