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.
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:
Ratios (two units)
The Square Root Algorithm