BRIDGE THE MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH GAP with Summer 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Teacher and Parent Workshops with Jamie York.
Refresh, relearn, and enliven your understanding of Waldorf middle school math in Boulder, Colorado. The cost is an affordable $180 for 3 days (earlybird price before May 15).
Following on the popularity of our all-grades teacher and parent workshops on the Art of Teaching Math, we are responding to a demand for grades-focused math workshops.
Our summer 2016 6th, 7th, and 8th grade workshops are an opportunity for teachers to enter the next school year, confident in their own mastery of grade-specific math topics.
These workshops are especially relevant for teachers with past math anxiety, who need to build confidence in their ability to meet the needs of their students. We also encourage parents to attend who want to deepen their grasp of a developmentally based approach to math, so they can support their children during the school year.
Math can be the least penetrated and the most poorly understood aspect of the Waldorf curriculum. And yet it is key to developing our capacity to think both clearly and creatively.
Math allows us to stretch our thinking beyond the sense-perceptible world. Math should be an adventure. Math is an ART.
We emphasize a balance between skills work and exercises that lead to true mathematical thinking. We don’t simply want our students to follow procedures blindly with no depth of understanding.
6th Grade: June 23 – 25, 2016
Includes: Business Math; Intro to Percents; Mental Math; Developing Mathematical Thinking; Math Puzzles and Games; Geometric Drawing; Consolidating Essential Math Skills.
7th Grade: August 7 – 9, 2016
Introducing Algebra; Proofs through Movement; The Pentagon and the Golden Ratio; Mental Math; Developing Thinking with Ratios; The Four Ratios of ð; Math Puzzles and Games; Geometric Drawing.
8th Grade: August 11 – 13, 2016
Loci; Stereometry (Platonic Solids); Number Bases; Developing Mathematical Thinking; Mensuration; Percents and Exponential Growth; Math Puzzles and Games.
Below is a video with clips from Jamie York’s 8th grade platonic solids main lesson presentation (visualizing geometric form in movement). Participants in our 8th grade workshop will have the opportunity to experience the wonders of the platonic solids main lesson.
Our goal is to eventually make all our in-person workshops available online while continuing to offer in-person workshops. But this is a monumental project, and it is going to take us a while!
Find out more about our summer middle school math workshops at http://www.jamieyorkpress.com/workshops/