Making Math Meaningful: An 8th GRADE MATH SET

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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.

Middle School Source Book 3D (Large)
A Source Book for Teaching Middle School Math by Jamie York (formerly our Middle School Curriculum Guide).

8.5′ x 11′, 192 pages, illustrated, soft-cover.

ISBN 978-1-938210-00-6

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!

The 8th Grade Workbook: Teacher’s Edition
8.5′ x 11′, 82 pages, illustrated, lay-flat, spiral-bound soft-cover.
ISBN 978-1-938210-08-2
Individual Price: $19.95
What is the intention of this workbook?The sheets found in this are designed for use as homework assignments during the 7th grade year.This entire book emerges from a carefully thought out, developmentally based math curriculum, fully described in my book, Making Math Meaningful – A Middle School Math Curriculum for Teachers and Parents, a book that makes available the material I have discovered and developed while teaching middle school math for many years in a Waldorf school. This material is both exciting and age-appropriate for developing the minds of this age group. It is an alternative to the normal “they-need-all-this-stuff-in-order-to-stay-ahead” approach.
Who can use this workbook? While most of my teaching experience is within the Waldorf school system, this workbook, as well as my whole math curriculum, can be effectively used by any teacher wishing to bring meaningful, age-appropriate material to the student.
The seven units in this 8th Grade Workbook are:
1 Number Bases
2 Pythagorean Theorem
3 Mensuration
4 Percents & Growth
5 Proportions and Dimensional Analysis
6 Algebra
7 End-of-year Review
Note: The Teacher’s Editions of our middle school workbooks contain answer keys.

Making Math Meaningful: An 8th Grade Student’s Workbook
8.5′ x 11′, 116 pages, illustrated, lay-flat, saddle-stitched, soft-cover.
ISBN 978-1-938210-05-1.
Individual Price: $15.95
This workbook covers the same material as the Teacher’s Edition, however it does not include the answer key.
Download or View Sample Pages from the Student’s Workbook in PDF Format.
Using the Making Math Meaningful® workbooks: The Making Math Meaningful® workbooks (especially from 8th grade and up) are specifically designed to lead the students (with the teacher’s careful guidance) along a path of discovery.  The problems contained in these workbooks are NOT randomly ordered or selected. They are chosen to promote the development of mathematical thinking in a very conscious way. As teachers of math, our most important task is to develop the capacity for mathematical thinking in our students.

Making Math Meaningful: Fun with Puzzles, Games and More!
5.5′′ x 8.5′′, 174 pages, illustrated, perfect bound.
ISBN 978-1-938210-02-0
All New Third Edition! By Randy Evans, Mick Follari, and Jamie York.
Individual Price: $14.95
View Author Biographies and a full explanation of what this book contains – Click Here!
What’s New in the Third Edition? By Randy Evans, Mick Follari, and Jamie York.View Author Biographies and a full explanation of what this book contains – Click Here!
What’s New in the Third Edition? It now includes easier puzzles for 4th and 5th graders and additional puzzles for grades 6 – 12.
We bring you 100’s of puzzles for grades 4 – 12!
This book is for you if:

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!

READ THE REVIEW of our Puzzle Book in WALDORF TODAY! by clicking HERE.

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.