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Note that the Floris Books editions of Jamie York's books have been completely revised for notation, language and metric systems. They are suitable for use in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
What is the intention of this workbook? The sheets found in this workbook are designed for use as homework assignments during the sixth grade year.
6th Grade - The Year for Strengthening Skills. 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. The challenge is to weave in the review in such a way that there is always something new. Therefore each worksheet includes several review problems. 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.
Who can use this workbook? While most of the author's teaching experience is within the Waldorf school system, the curriculum can be effectively used by any teacher or homeschooling parent wishing to bring meaningful, age-appropriate material to their students.
Required reading: It is necessary to read A Teacher's Source Book for Mathematics in Classes 6 to 8 in order to fully understand the material in this workbook.
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: 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);
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.
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Title: Student’s Workbook for Mathematics in Class 6 Making Math Meaningful
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Publisher: Floris Books:
ISBN Number: 1782503196
ISBN Number 13: 9781782503194
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