Math-a-thon

Recommended for all children who need to strengthen their foundation in Math and get rid of the fear around Math.

“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.” ― Rudolf Steiner

Each school is unique and its identity has its foundation in the way that it exists with all its specific features, benefits, and developmental potentials. The curriculum is not an arbitrary but a constituent element of Waldorf education. It marks essential teaching guidelines whose age-appropriate application strengthens the development of the children and young people through its inherent mirroring and composition across subjects in connected arcs spanning several years. Lessons are successful if they awaken further-reaching questions in the young people and the latter do not develop and display disinterest but a real interest in their fellow human beings and the world.

Waldorf Education’s approach to mathematics begins where math begins, in the will of the child. How many of ourselves, as children, felt math to be incomprehensible, an insurmountable jumble of squiggly marks on a page that signified the lackluster point in the day? Math is, in essence, a kinesthetic learning experience for the 1st grade child. Moving to math is essential in the early grades so that elementary mathematical concepts reside first in the nature of the will, where they eventually become part of the muscle memory of the young child much like their close counterpart music. Let’s live with that image for a moment. Most people find it quite profound that music has a mathematical quality about it. But what if we take a different perspective? What if math had a musical quality to it? What if the human body could learn math much in the same way a musician trains himself to play an instrument? That is the approach Waldorf takes to math. The child, through moving to math in the early grades, develops proficiency much like a musician memorizing his scales. All four processes are addressed early in 1st grade through fun and enlivened movement.

The numbers are the first real contact children have with universal mystery. Numbers are highly philosophical, and this nature will speak to the children in a profound way. A genuine love of math can only be enhanced by a practical approach.

Program Details:
Venue: Red Hill-The earth school, Sanjeevan Bungalow, Baner Hill Road, Baner, Pune-45
Dates: 3rd & 4th Feb 2018(both days)- Batch1-9am to 12:30pm & Batch2-12pm to 4pm
Fees: Rs.350 & Rs.500 respectively
Contact Details: 8788663989 or redhilltheearthschool@gmail.com

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