Experienced maths teacher and consultant Jamie York believes that a love of learning comes through the teacher, so his books are committed to supporting teachers in developing their classroom skills and to fostering a love of maths in their students. Unlike conventional maths textbooks, his books are not full of fancy graphics and contrived ways to make maths fun. Rather, they:
-- focus on the essentials, so teachers aren't overwhelmed by endless lists of required material
-- are genuinely interesting and challenging, sparking students' enthusiasm for learning maths
-- are developmentally appropriate to the age of the child, thereby encouraging inner mathemetical awareness and thinking
-- favour depth over superficiality, to avoid teaching blind procedures to solve meaningless problems
Note that the Floris Books editions of Jamie York's books have been completely revised for UK and European notation, language and metric systems. They are also suitable for use in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
This teachers' resource book for Classes 1 to 5 provides a direct and logical approach to teaching 6 to 11-year-olds maths. Each class level and topic provides numerous tried and tested examples and explanations.
The book includes:
Class 1: Roman numerals, quality of numbers, counting, number dictations, developing a sense of number, beginning calculations and more.
Class 2: estimating, place value, addition and subtraction facts, times/division tables, four arithmetic processes, time orientation, wonder of numbers and more.
Class 3: numbers up to 1000, arithmetic facts, vertical addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, working horizontally, measurement and more.
Class 4: greatest common factors, least common multiples, challenging multiplication facts, two- and three-digit multipliers, measurement, fractions and more.
Class 5: arithmetic with fractions, decimal fractions, measurement, geometry, wonder of numbers, review and consolidation of Classes 1-4 and more.
About the Author
Nettie Fabrie is a Waldorf teacher who has mentored teachers in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and the USA. She is Head of Pedagogy at the Seattle Waldorf School.
Wim Gottenbos has worked in Waldorf schools in the Netherlands and USA for over 40 years. He is a class teacher at Seattle Waldorf School.
Jamie York is a Steiner-Waldorf maths teacher and consultant, and creator of the Making Maths Meaningful programme. Born in Maine, he has taught maths at Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, Colorado for over twenty years. He consults for a variety of schools in the USA and internationally, and serves on the faculty at the Centre for Anthroposophy in Wilton, New Hampshire, training Waldorf high school maths teachers.
Publisher: Floris Books
Publication date: 2017/8/17