Making Math Meaningful: A 7th Grade Workbook – Teacher’s Edition
by Jamie York (Contains Answer Key – Student’s Book Does Not.) NEW EDITION WITH SELECTED WORKED-OUT SOLUTIONS.
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8.5′ x 11′, 132 pages, illustrated, Lay-flat, Now Perfect-bound, soft-cover ISBN 978-1-938210-06-8
The 7th Grade Waldorf Math 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 and skills are developed. The material contained in this workbook is both exciting and age-appropriate for the developing minds of seventh graders.
Getting homework done regularly (even in small amounts), and keeping a well-organized notebook, are both very important. For many students, seventh grade math can be a real turning point. It is relatively common for a student to enter seventh grade weak in math, but then to “wake-up” and take some big steps toward becoming strong in math before they make the journey to high school.
What is the intention of this workbook? The sheets found in this workbook 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, which is fully described in my book, Making Math Meaningful – A Source Book for Teaching Middle School Math, 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 an alternative to the normal “they-need-all-this-stuff-in-order-to-stay-ahead” approach.
Required reading. It is necessary to read Making Math Meaningful – A Source Book for Teaching Middle School Math in order to fully understand the material in this workbook. Teacher’s Guides and Student Workbooks are also available for 6th, 7th and 8th grade through our Store.
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 their students.
The units found in this teacher’s edition of the 7th grade Waldorf math workbook are:
- Arithmetic review
- Ratios (two units)
- The Square Root Algorithm