Jamie York’s 8th Grade Waldorf Math Book Set includes the 4 core books in our Making Math Meaningful® curriculum series for teaching math to 8th grade students.
This set is especially for our homeschoolers. You’ll get:
• A Source Book for Teaching Middle School Math
• 2 8th Grade Workbooks (Student’s and Teacher’s Editions)
• Fun with Puzzles, Games and More! for 4th through 12th grade
The 8th Grade Year: Natural interest in math begins to peak. In this last year before high school, the students’ natural interest in mathematics is beginning to peak. They need to be challenged, and the two topics in this workbook do exactly that. Instead of the teacher giving all of the rules and laws to the students, the group worksheets lead them to discover much of this for themselves.
Developmentally, the student is on an emotional rollercoaster. The eighth grader can easily get frustrated, yet working through frustration teaches determination and builds confidence.
8.5′ x 11′, 192 pages, illustrated, soft-cover.
Individual Price: $26.95
How to Make Math Meaningful? That is one of the greatest challenges for math teachers – particularly in today’s world! This Source Book for Teaching Middle School Math from sixth through eighth grade provides a developmentally appropriate method of teaching that helps develop the whole human being.
Download or view Making Math Meaningful Curriculum Sample Pages)
Jamie York’s teaching experiences have brought him to understand that if math is to be meaningful to students, it must have these elements:
|Be Developmentally Appropriate||Challenge the Students|
|Work with Questions||Offer Interesting Material|
|Allow for Depth||Provide the Historical Context|
As a Waldorf math teacher, Jamie realized this type of guide was greatly needed. Making Math Meaningful® provides a direct and logical approach to teaching 6th – 8th graders math. Each grade level and topic include numerous examples and explanations. Math should not be a series of meaningingless procedures to solve meaningless problems. It is a vehicle for developing our thinking, including our creativity and problem solving capacities.
New in the Third Edition: Reworking of 7th grade percents unit, major reworking of 7th grade ratios unit. Two new sections for 8th grade,calculating the Area of Four Types of Triangle, calculating the area of a Cone and Pyramid and much more!
2 Pythagorean Theorem
4 Percents & Growth
5 Proportions and Dimensional Analysis
7 End-of-year Review
Your are looking for a new math challenge for your students.You need a resource of ideas that will give your students the opportunity to experience the thrill of mathematics.And, this book will allow you to provide a good math puzzle or game that will give everyone the understanding of true problem-solving.Randy Evans, Mick Follari and Jamie York have combined their knowledge and skills to create a puzzle and game book that is a perfect reference for middle school and high school teachers.
Fun with Puzzles, Games and More! is divided by grade level. It contains not only, puzzles and games, but also math magic tricks and classroom activities. It’s an ideal solution for providing something different for tomorrow’s math class!
From a Public Waldorf School Teacher:
Through daily practice with the Making Math Meaningful’s workbooks, my students developed an amazing fluency and knack for the nature of numbers. 100% of my students have met their math benchmarks for our state in 6th and 7th grade. This is only one measure of the efficacy of a math program. Through using this curriculum, my students are more creative in their problem solving and critical thinking, have cultivated good work habits, and I have come to find that each of them is able to learn the magic of mathematics. A. Barber, Oregon, USA.