|About the Book|
Detailed DescriptionFor 30 years, the Miquon Math Materials have offered children a friendly invitation to the world of mathematics. Based on the belief that mathematical insight grows out of observation, investigation, and the discovery of patterns, the six childrens workbooks of the Miquon Math Materials lead children through an exploration of mathematical relationships. Concrete models are not supplements to the written work but instead are the basis of it and are used continuously.Unlike conventional math series that concentrate on the mechanical manipulations of arithmetic, Miquon Math presents a broader introduction to mathematics, of which arithmetic is only a part. While conventional series drill and bore, Miquon Math allows children to be creative and imaginative problem solvers.Teachers GuidesThe following three teachers guides are designed to assist teachers in implementing the program:Notes to Teachers is a philosophical and pedagogical statement about children, learning, and teaching. It is the This I Believe statement embedded in the Miquon Math Materials.Lab Sheet Annotations contains the specific instructions for using the childrens lab sheets in the context of a simple short course on the mathematics underlying the childrens work.First Grade Diary is a day-by-day account of the activities in the authors mathematics classroom. It gives an intimate view of the author as teacher dealing with real childrens problems and progress.