This is an in-depth guide to 8th grade math lessons written by an Australian Waldorf teacher. Illustrations from students' main lesson books make this volume a visual delight.
The 2 main lessons Blackwood focuses on are Platonic Solids and "Rhythms and Cycles". There is further work on the Pythagorean Theorem, building on lessons from 7th grade. Blackwood also brings in forms from nature, showing us the lawfulness of the structures in the plant and mineral kingdoms as well as in the movement of the planets. Kepler's planetary laws and Euler's Law also feature.
In the section on Platonic Solids, Blackwood provides constructions as well as ideas for sculpture.