Path of Discovery Curriculum Guides

A Steiner-Waldorf Mathematic Resource

Grades 1-8

Eric Fairman

A Path of Discovery Book

A compilation of mathematic resources taken from A Path of Discovery - Grades 1-8. Revised and with additional material.

Comb Bound

$23.50

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Eric Fairman's Mathematic Resource offers a beautiful, wonderfully useful overview of the mathematics curriculum for the entire 8 grades. Now, in one volume, you can see not only what to teach in any given grade, but where that teaching is headed and/or how the foundation for it has been laid. This will be of enormous help to homeschoolers and class teachers alike - assessing a student's level and finding ways to augment their studies will become much, much easier.

A Steiner-Waldorf Mathematic Resource also contains new material as well as revisions of past publications.

Contents:

  • Grade 1 - Introduction to Numbers and the Four Processes
  • Grade 2 - Shapes, Number Patterns and Skills
  • Grade 3 - Measurement
  • Grade 4 - Review and Fractions
  • Grade 5 - Decimals and Fractions
  • Grade 6 - Geometry and Business Math
  • Grade 7 - Geometry, Geometric Proofs, Logarithmic patterns
  • Grade 8 - Platonic Solids
  • Appendix: Fraction Dominoes for Grade Four

A Path of Discovery - Grade 1

A Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman

$21.00

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Eric Fairman is a delightfully creative (and amazingly well-organized!) Waldorf grade school teacher in Australia who has done us all a great service by publishing the lesson notes he has kept through the years. In this as in all the Path of Discovery books, you will find suggested lessons, examples of ways of presenting the subject matter, verses, poems, songs - and, most importantly, a priceless amount of support and inspiration.

The contents of Vol. 1: Grade 1 include

  • Introduction,
  • Setting Out,
  • Form Drawing,
  • English,
  • Mathematics,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Nature/Advent Play,
  • Painting,
  • Games,
  • Verses/Poems/Graces/Action Rhymes,
  • Bibliography,
  • Songlines,
  • Sample 'Main Lesson" Program,
  • Story List

A Path of Discovery - Grade 2

A Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman

$21.00

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Please see the review for Volume 1: Grade 1 for my very enthusiastic review of Eric Fairman's terrific work!

The Contents of Vol. 2 - Grade 2 are:

  • Introduction,
  • English (Fables), English (Saints),
  • Mathematics (Shapes and Number Patterns), Mathematics (Column Algorithms),
  • Reading,
  • Rhythm in Teaching,
  • Child Assessment,
  • Grade Two Assessment,
  • Poems/Verses/Rhymes/Rhythms,
  • Children's Reading List,
  • Bibliography

A Path of Discovery - Grade 3

A Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman

$21.00

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Please see the review for Volume 1: Grade 1 for my very enthusiastic review of Eric Fairman's terrific work!

The Contents of Vol. 3: Grade 3 are:

  • The 9th Year,
  • English,
  • Cursive Writing,
  • Mathematics - Measurement,
  • Social and Environmental Studies - Farming/Cooking/Building/Local Geography,
  • Jewish Festivals, Purim Play,
  • Poems and Verses,
  • Bibliography,
  • Annual Lesson Schedule,
  • Children's Reading List

A Path of Discovery - Grade 4

A Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman

$21.00

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Please see the blurb for Volume 1: Grade 1 for my very enthusiastic review of Eric Fairman's terrific work!

The Contents of Vol. 4: Grade 4 are:

  • The Birth of the Individual,
  • English,
  • Zoology,
  • Pen and Ink,
  • Local Geography and History,
  • Mathematics - Fractions,
  • Poems and Verses,
  • Children's Reading List,
  • Annual Lesson Schedule,
  • Accountability

A Path of Discovery - Grade 5

A Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman

$21.00

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Please see the blurb for Volume 1: Grade 1 for my very enthusiastic review of Eric Fairman's terrific work!

The Contents of Vol. 5: Grade 5 are:

  • Introduction and Acknowledgments,
  • Ancient Mythologies: Australian Aboriginal Creation Legend, Ancient Mythologies: Which Stories to Tell?, Ancient Mythologies: Greek Olympics;
  • Botany - the Lily and the Rose, Botany: Plant and Human Being, Botany: The Four Kingdoms of Nature, Botany: The Form of the Plant, Botany: Roots, Stalks, Leaves, Botany: Photosynthesis, Botany: Pollination and Fruits, Botany: Hidden Wonders, Botany: Australian Aboriginal Flower Legend;
  • Mathematics: Measurement - a short history, The Decimal System, Using Division to Change Fractions, Decimals and the Four Processes, Use of Decimals in Graphs, Pie charts; Geometry;
  • Poems and Verses;
  • Children's Reading List;
  • Bibliography;
  • Annual Lesson Schedule

A Path of Discovery - Grade 6

A Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman

$21.00

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Please see the blurb for Volume 1: Grade 1 for my very enthusiastic review of Eric Fairman's terrific work!

The Contents of Vol. 6: Grade 6 are:

  • Introduction, The Curriculum - An Overview;
  • Mathematics - Percentages, Interest and Discount; Algebra; Science -
  • Physics, Acoustics, Light and Color, Heat, Magnetism, Electrostatics, Current Electricity;
  • Poems and Verses;
  • Children's Reading List;
  • Bibliography;
  • Math Quiz;
  • Physics Quiz;
  • Annual Lesson Schedule

A Path of Discovery - Grade 7

A Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman

$21.00

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Please see the blurb for Volume 1: Grade 1 for my very enthusiastic review of Eric Fairman's terrific work!

The Contents of Vol. 7 - Grade 7 are:

  • Introduction - The Thirteen Year Old; Geometry - Ancient Greece, Thales, Pythagoras, Secrets of the Brotherhood, Measure of Gold;
  • Chemistry - Introduction, Alchemy to Chemistry, Combustion, Acids and Bases, Salts, Aqua Vitae, The Four Elements, Additional Combustion Experiments;
  • Physiology - The Miracle of Life, Reproductive System, Respiratory System, Circulatory System, Nerve/Sense System, Metabolic System, Drugs and Addictions;
  • Physics - Introduction, Acoustics, Optics, Heat, Electricity, Mechanics, Equipment Required;
  • Verse and poems;
  • Children's Reading List;
  • Bibliography;
  • The Morse Code;
  • Physiology Assessment;
  • Physics Assessment.

A Path of Discovery - Grade 8

A Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman

$21.00

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Please see the blurb for Volume 1: Grade 1.

The Contents of Vol. 8: Grade 8 are:

  • Introduction
  • What of the Future?
  • Grade Eight Graduation Project
  • Platonic Solids
    • Pythagoreans
    • Plato's Academy
  • Anatomy
    • Andreas Vesalius
    • The Threefold Human Skeleton
  • Chemistry - Food and Nutrition
    • Milk and Honey
    • Plants in Nutrition
    • Carbohydrates
    • Different Sugars
    • Starch
    • Cellulose
    • Protein (Albumen)
    • Fats and Oils
    • Mineral Salts
    • Vitamins
    • Aqua Vitae
    • Herbs
    • Drugs and Addictions
    • Food and Nutrition Test
  • Homework - a Bane or a Boon
  • In Conclusion
  • Verses and Poems
  • Student Reading List
  • Bibliography

Food, Nutrition and Health

Grade 8 Block Lesson Resource

Eric Fairman

A Path of Discovery Book - originally published as part of the Grade 8 program, reproduced here together with additional material

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$21.00

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Eric Fairman has taken this key 8th grade block lesson from his Path of Discovery - Grade 8 and expanded it to include more information on each topic previously covered, as well as new material on the role of exercise and our own food choices. New also is a list of references for anthroposphical and alternative resources.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Plants in Nutrition
  • Carbohydrates
  • Sugar
  • Different sugars
  • Starch
  • Cellulose
  • Protein
  • Fats and Oils
  • Mineral Salts
  • Vitamins
  • Aqua Vita (Water)
  • What We Eat
  • Exercise
  • Herbs
  • Drugs and Addictions
  • Reference Source