A Collection of Exercises, Didactic commentary with solutions
This book is the teachers book. The students book is currently available in german, english and chinese. Please contact us if you could help with further translations.
The negative numbers represent a central theme in the 7th grade curriculum that ought not to be reduced to the application of poorly-understood rules of calculation but rather should challenge and support the students’ forces for thinking and imagination. How can the conquest of this new domain of numbers be provided with conceptual depth? Which attitudes and forces can be developed in the process?
The exercise book for the student contains a rich spectrum of the most diverse problems that on the one hand support in an exemplary way skill acquisition with respect to a variety of different thought forms, while on the other hand continually stimulate reflection on one’s own activity. The teacher’s book contains the solutions to all exercises (including an explanation of the solution path), a didactic exposition of the theme, as well as hints for possible ways to organize the instruction (either as a main lesson or otherwise).
Stephan Sigler is a lecturer at the Teacher Education Seminar in Kassel for the subjects mathematics and geography as well as the fundamentals of Waldorf pedagogy, and teacher in the middle school and high school of the Free Waldorf School of Kassel.