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  1. My 7yo and I have been using Miquon from the beginning, and are about to begin the final book in the series. I have to admit that I was disappointed to read the "after Miquon" threads, which confirmed that there isn't a published curriculum that serves as the perfect follow-up for Miquon. Because that would be too easy. :001_rolleyes: Cuisenaire rods have been absolutely perfect for Ds7, and I'd really like to continue using them after we finish Miquon (around Christmas?). He struggles with language, and the rods both suit his learning style and allow me to see how he’s solving the problems, which can be difficult for him to explain. We do use rods to solve problems from other sources, but all of the concepts have already been covered in Miquon. Even after 2.5 years with Miquon, I don't feel confident in my ability to just pull out the rods and teach him. I'll need a plan. I would love to hear if anyone else has continued using Cuisenaire rods after Miquon, or into upper-elementary math if you used the rods without Miquon? What programs/resources have you used, and how have you made it work? Right now, I'm leaning toward using a published/formal curriculum (likely Singapore or MEP) and just using rods to introduce each new concept. Anything else seems like it would be extremely time-consuming on my part. I've found a number of resources for using Cuisenaire rods in upper elementary (I've included some early elementary ones to keep them all in one place), but haven't purchased any of the books yet. Education Unboxed Gattegno Textbooks & Gattegno Workbooks (I haven’t seen a US site selling the workbooks, or any samples of them) Mathematics Made Meaningful Using Cuisenaire Rods - A Photo/Text Guide Idea Book for Cuisenaire Rods (Primary) & Idea Book for Cuisenaire Rods (Intermediate) The Super Source Cuisenaire Rods Grades K-2, Grades 3-4, & Grades 5-6 Using Cuisenaire Rods: Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Geometry and Measurement, Fractions and Decimals, Probability and Statistics, & Patterns and Algebra Addition and Subtraction with Cuisenaire Rods Everything’s Coming Up Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods Book Spatial Problem Solving with Cuisenaire Rods From Here to There with Cuisenaire Rods: Area, Perimeter and Volume
  2. I am going to be starting Miquon with my almost 5yo. I have discovered that our plastic rods are insufficient for building, as they are not flat. So I am buying some wooden ones, and I just need to figure out how many I need. Rainbow Resource has a bucket of 155. Should I buy 2? Thanks!
  3. I've been making videos all week that show how to use Cuisenaire Rods to teach math concepts. After watching some videos by Crewton Ramone (thanks, Beth in SW WA!) I tried to find similar ones using Cuisenaire rods instead and couldn't find much. So I decided to make some. Honestly, I don't feel like I know very much. I still feel like a novice at all of this! I learned with a completely formula driven approach and so this has all been new to me. I've learned along with my dds! But I'd love for other kids to benefit from what I've learned. So, hopefully someone will gain something useful out of these... Here is a link to my Vimeo channels where you can find all the videos I've posted so far in the correct order... https://vimeo.com/educationunboxed/channels And here is the facebook page I started for people who'd like to be notified when I post a new video. https://www.facebook.com/EducationUnboxed Enjoy! (And let me know if you have ideas for other videos!) EDIT: Eventually, http://www.educationunboxed.com/ will have all the videos organized even better than Vimeo. (Right now it just takes you to vimeo.) And eventually after that, it will be a blog (not just for math stuff). Just wanted to post the link in case this thread gets dug up in the future!
  4. WE NOW HAVE A WEBSITE UP!!!! It is organized by category, and within each category the videos are organized generally in the order you would teach them. Please refer people to this link and NOT the vimeo page linked in the original thread... http://www.educationunboxed.com If you are just starting, visit the first four categories to start out with. Then you can start at the beginning of any other category, and pick and choose what to do from there! I am still adding videos. I'm sure the pace will dwindle down soon, but there are currently 79 videos up so they should keep you all busy for a while! These videos show you how to teach math CONCEPTUALLY. They will work with any math program. Just look ahead to what you will be teaching next and introduce the concept with C-rods first, then move on to all those worksheets!
  5. What do I need to order along with the Miquon orange workbook? I've read on some posts about a teaching diary, lab sheet annotations, a book called Knowing and Teaching Mathematics??? Also, which c-rods and how many (for 2-3 kids)?
  6. Breakthrough! I finally get it; I finally understand the power of the c-rods!:lol: So today I made a quick trip to our local homeschool consignment store and bought a large set of c-rods (after I just sold my set and Miquon books a couple of weeks ago). I also purchased three different books. One book (I think it's calls Picture Puzzles) has crossword puzzles they work with the rods. All of the Down and Across questions are math equations. This book is for 1st through 6th grade (I think) so it starts out with equations like 1 + 2 = ?. Another book is addition and subtraction with single digits, or something like that and the third is more like a riddle book and you have to find the correct rod(s) to solve the riddle. All three of the books are awesome and fun and made dh and I want to do it too! The boys (both K'ers) were asking to do "just one more" of the crossword puzzles this evening after dinner. A little background info, for those who might be interested. We started out the year using Singapore 1A. They seemed to be doing pretty well with addition under 10 until we ran across problems like 4 + ? = 6. Then I knew they were not understanding it to the degree that they should and that I wanted them to. We happened to have Right Start A so I dropped back and started working on that with them. It is a bit too easy in places so I have been combining lessons and skipping parts here and there to make it fit us better. My issue with RS is I don't care for the way it jumps around so much during a lesson, from a teaching perspective and also because one of my sons loses focus too easily during the transitions. After reading many threads on this forum about c-rods, I decided to try them again. I had already tried them with Miquon and just really could not "get" it. Now, finally, I get it. I am so thankful because this is exactly what my two sons need and, best of all, it's fun! They will have a ball solving the puzzles/problems in these books and, in the process, they will learn their add/subtract facts, plus a lot more. I am excited. Thank you Bill and also everyone else who takes the time to reply to all of the math posts. I sure appreciate your help.:lol:
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