Active Arithmetic describes the very special way in which arithmetic is taught in a Waldorf school.
Rather than attempting to give a complete account of this teaching method, the book concentrates upon the many different aspects of movement and drawing exercises. These exercises satisfy both the children's great need for physical activity and their innate curiosity about the world of numbers.
The book is directed not only to teachers of mathematics in the younger classes, but also to people who work with the same age group outside of school using games and movement. Parents with children requiring special support at home and teachers working with children with special needs will find in the book a wealthy source of helpful ideas.
Author: Henning Andersen, David Mitchell