Making Math Meaningful: A Middle School Math Set


Making Math Meaningful A Middle School Math Set
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This set is especially for our homeschoolers. You’ll get:

• A Source Book for Teaching Middle School Math

• 2 6th Grade Workbooks (Student’s and Teacher’s Editions)

• 2 7th Grade Workbooks (Student’s and Teacher’s Editions)

• 2 8th Grade Workbooks (Student’s and Teacher’s Editions)

• String, Straightedge and Shadow: The Story of Geometry by Julia E.
Diggins – (A 6th Grade Reader.)

• Fun with Puzzles, Games and More! for 4th through 12th grade.


 

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Making Math Meaningful: A Source Book for Teaching Middle School Math
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 for sixth through eighth grade provides a method of teaching that helps develop the whole human being, supporting the creation of the imaginative, problem-solving individuals we need in our world today. 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 developmentally appropriate, 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.

Includes: A 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 6th Grade Year: Strengthening Math Skills. The practice sheets found in our 6th Grade Workbook are designed specifically for sixth grade math. The material is, I feel, both exciting and age-appropriate for developing the minds of this age group.

While there are new topics to be introduced in sixth grade math, much of the year is an essential review, or a furthering of material introduced in earlier years. Therefore, each worksheet includes several review problems. The challenge is to weave in the review in such a way that there is always something new.

The goal is for the students to enter seventh grade feeling that division, fractions, and decimals are all easy, and for them to be excited about learning math.


 

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Making Math Meaningful: A 6th Grade Workbook: Teacher’s Edition
8.5′ x 11′, 72 pages, illustrated, lay-flat, perfect bound, softcover.
ISBN 978-1-938210-04-4

Individual Price: $13.95

Topics covered in the 6th Grade workbook.

The review topics from previous years are multiplication, short and long division, fractions, decimals, measurement, unit cost, factors, and estimating.

The new topics for sixth grade are casting out nines, exponents (powers), square roots, divisibility, formulas, the metric system, converting decimals to fractions, and fractions to decimals, angle measure, percents, mean/median/mode, pie charts, line graphs, area and perimeter, business math (discount, profit, etc.,), ratios, rates (speed, wages), exchange rate, and complex fractions.

MENTAL MATH. Jamie York strongly believes that it is as important as ever for children to develop the ability to do calculations in their head. Each worksheet therefore, begins with a section on mental math, focusing on four areas each one of which is listed and described in Making Math Meaningful: A Middle School Math Curriculum:
• Multiplication facts, with selected facts from the 13 through 18 tables, and the 25’s table(i.e. 15·5=75);
• Powers with base 2 through 5 (i.e. 34 = 81);
• Fraction to decimal conversions (3/8 = 0.375);
• Math tricks, as described in A Middle School Math Curriculum, Appendix B.

The Teacher’s Editions of our middle school workbooks contain answer keys.


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Making Math Meaningful: A 6th Grade Student’s Workbook
8.5′ x 11′, 59 pages, illustrated, lay-flat, saddle-stitched, softcover
ISBN 978-1-938210-03-7
Individual Price: $10.95
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.

 


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String, Straightedge and Shadow:
The Story of Geometry by Julia E. Diggins.
6′′ x 9′′, 155 pages, color illustrations, perfect-bound, softcover
ISBN 978-1-938210-09-9
Individual Price: $19.95
This beautifully illustrated, classic 6th grade reader recreates the atmosphere of ancient times when men, more than two thousand years ago, used three simple tools — the string, the straightedge, and the shadow, to discover the basic principles and constructions of elementary geometry .
The fabric of the story is woven out of archeological and historical records and legends about the major men of mathematics. By reconstructing the events as they might have happened, the author enables an attentive reader to easily follow the pattern of reasoning that leads to an ingenious proof of the Pythagorean theorem, an appreciation of the significance of the Golden Mean in art and architecture, and the construction of the five regular solids.
Whether you are learning geometry for the first time, teaching it to your students, or you are parents helping your children through their first geometry course, this is a must read for everyone! You will be fascinated with the graphic illustrations and written description of how the knowledge and wisdom of so many cultures helped shape our civilization today.
CLICK HERE for an excerpt of String, Straightedge, and Shadow

 


 

The 7th Grade Year: The beginning of abstract thinking. Seventh grade is an important year academically.
This is the year when the students start to develop abstract thinking (through algebra, physics, essay writing, etc.,), and when study habits are developed. Getting homework done regularly (even in small amounts), and keeping a well-organized notebook, are both very important. It is relatively common for a student to enter seventh grade weak in math, but then to “wake-up” during seventh grade, and, in the end, to enter high school quite strong in math.

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A 7th Grade Workbook: Teacher’s Edition

8.5′ x 11′, 132 pages, illustrated, lay-flat, perfect-bound, soft-cover

ISBN 978-1-938210-06-8 

Individual Price: $19.95

 

 

 

Units in this workbook include:
• Arithmetic Review
• Measurement
• Percents
• Ratios (two units)
• Rates
• Geometry
• Algebra
• The Square Root Algorithm


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Making Math Meaningful: A 7th 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: $19.95
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.

The 8th Grade Year: Natural interest peaks. In this last year before high school, the studentʼs natural interest in mathematics is beginning to peak. They need to be challenged, and the topics in our 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 get easily frustrated, yet working through frustration teaches determination and builds confidence.

 

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Making Math Meaningful: A 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
Units in this workbook include:
• Number Bases
• The Pythagorean Theorem
• Mensuration
• Percents & Growth
• Proportions and Dimensional Analysis
• Algebra
• End-of-year Review

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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-
.Individual Price: $19.95
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.

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Making Math Meaningful: Fun with Puzzles, Games and More!
5.5′′ x 8.5′′, 174 pages, illustrated, perfect bound
ISBN 978-1-938210-02-0Individual Price: $19.95
All New 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?· Now includes easier puzzles for 4th and 5th graders
· Additional puzzles for grades 6 – 12
· 100’s of puzzles for grades 4 – 12.
Are you looking for a new math challenge for your students? Do you need a resource of ideas that will give your students the opportunity to experience the thrill of mathematics? And, what about providing a good 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. The book 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.