Making Math Meaningful: An 8th 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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Make sure you also purchase the Waldorf math A Source Book for Teaching Middle School Math that belongs with our workbooks.
8.5′ x 11′, 103 pages, illustrated, lay-flat, spiral-bound, soft-cover ISBN 978-1-938210-08-2
8th Grade Waldorf Math
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.
What is the intention of this workbook? The sheets found in this workbook are designed for use as homework assignments during the 8th grade Waldorf math year. The workbook complements a carefully thought out, developmentally based Waldorf 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 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.
Required reading. It is necessary to read Making Math Meaningful – A Source Book for Teaching Middle School Math to fully understand the material in this workbook. Teacher’s guides and Student Workbooks are also available for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Who can use this workbook? While most of my teaching experience is within the Waldorf school system, any teacher, who wishes to bring meaningful, age-appropriate material to their students, can use this workbook.
The seven units in this eighth grade workbook are:
- Number Bases
- Pythagorean Theorem
- Percents & Growth
- Proportions and Dimensional Analysis
- End-of-year Review
This Teacher’s Edition contains answer keys!