From the beginning I knew that Miquon was the way I wanted to teach the little ones math. I like that it is discovery oriented and self checking. Although it was developed for the classroom decades ago I feel it is still relevant today for us at home. There are lessons in the First Grade Diary that are not workable with 1 or 2 kids, but not something that we can't adapt to fit us at home. I purchased the first two workbooks (orange and red), First Grade Diary, and the Lab sheet annotations last year in preparation for starting when I felt the time was right. I think the time is right!
We have played with the rods and the counting pages of the Orange book during the last year but nothing real formal. Mainly just learning the rod values/colors and their association to one another. Luke pretty much has them down now. Sophie is just enjoying figuring it all out. She really likes doing this activity over and over.
She also asks frequently to do the pages in the orange book and does surprisingly well for only being 4. She seems to be picking up mathematical thinking without much formal instruction and mainly just play.
She sure does create some cute pages :)
Luke is using Math Mammoth as his main curriculum and using Miquon to see the how and why. This is working good for now. Let's hope it stays this way for a while. More in this to come.