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Active Arithmetic -eBook

Title:      Active Arithmetic -eBook
Categories:      eBooks, Middle School, Elementary School, Arithmetic and Mathematics, General Waldorf Curriculum
BookID:      625
Authors:      Henning Andersen
ISBN-10(13):      978-87-88258-74-5
Publisher:      Waldorf Publications
Publication date:      2014
Edition:      2nd
Number of pages:      224
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
Ebook:      Download ebook1.pdf

Movement and Mathematics Teaching in the Lower Grades of a Waldorf School


Is it possible to teach arithmetic in the first years of schooling in such a way that the majority of pupils do not experience the lesson as a strain? Are there ways of practicing arithmetic that do not adversely affect the child’s zest for life?


Active Arithmetic! describes the very special way in which arithmetic is taught in a Rudolf Steiner/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 arithmetic 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.


The author has worked in Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf schools for more than 30 years. During the past 15 years he has also taught at the Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf teacher training center in Sweden.

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