Mathematics Around Us

A teacher's resource book for Waldorf Class 7 - covering mathematics in nature, Pythagoras and numbers

John Blackwood

Lavishly illustrated in full color



NOTE: This book is out of print, but it has been replaced by the combination edition Mathematics in Nature, Space and Time which includes both Mathematics Around Us (this book) and Mathematics in Space and Time.

John Blackwood’s new book makes mathematics so exciting I wish I could go back and study it again, this time with the life and energy Blackwood pours into it.

Here you will find lesson after lesson on the subjects covered in Grade 7 of the Waldorf curriculum: a tour de force review of geometric construction, from perpendicular angles to generalized spiroids; the harmonies and proportions of nature (spirals, Fibonnaci sequences, Golden angles, more); the nature of numbers themselves (numeric representation, binary numbers, units of measure, set theory, the magic of Pythagoras’ Theorem and Bhaskara’s demonstration).

What makes Blackwood’s guide so outstanding is that in addition to really clear and easy-to-follow explanations of every single thing to be covered in these lesson blocks, practically every page has one or more main lesson page, colored drawing, or photograph that will inspire the master teacher and leave a clear, richly laden path for the new teacher.

Here is a curriculum book to love – may it see an abundance of use!

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