Mathematics

For overall content re MLA approach to teaching mathematics
please click Overview Teaching Math
For overall content re MLA approach to teaching fractions
please click Fractions Teacher Handbook
For overall content re MLA approach to teaching multiplication tables please click Multiplication Tables Teachers Handbook 

Previous PowerPoint presentations converted to pdfs for wordpress Fractions P_Fractions
Multiplication Tables  P_MultiplicationTables

For free lesson go to https://molletacademy.com/free-sample-lessons/

For free lesson on Fractions Fractions Sample Lesson SubUnit3.4
First Stage: The first stage is to relate material to the experience of the student. It is accepted that this experience is different from the adults’ experience. In essence children are not miniature adults. When teaching adults we would probably teach immediately to the “head” whereas for elementary school children we need to teach to the “heart” and “hands”. Wherever possible content is introduced it relates to artistic and pictorial representation. One way of doing this is through story-telling where the students’ imagination is stimulated although it should be added that a subject area such as fractions does not lend itself to the formulation of stories as easily as say history does. Through this type of format information is absorbed in a way that is in empathy with the students’ experience.be hurried and the children should be given enough time to work through a number of formats according to ability, aptitude and temperament.
Second Stage: The second stage is to encourage the students to express their experience through a variety of artistic formats. Some children will want to do this quickly; others will want to take their time. This stage should not be hurried and the children should be given enough time to work through a number of formats according to ability, aptitude and temperament.
Third Stage: The third stage is to work through concrete examples.
Fourth Stage: The final stage is to introduce the abstract concepts and to work symbolically with numbers.

Free lesson on Multiplication Tables Multiplication Sample Lesson SubUnit3.7 Ten Times Table: Mr. Pickles – A free lesson, activities, story, game/patterns, cooperative learning activities about the ten times table.
1. Students need to know their multiplication tables. However, it is more important for students to understand what they are doing than to learn how to solve problems or to compute without such understanding. Students will gain this understanding if content and methodology relate to their experience of the world. Our material facilitates this learning in an efficient and sensitive manner.
2. The approach we recommend emphasizes teaching through a variety of creative and artistic formats that relate to the students’ stage of development. It concerns itself initially with the inner life of the student (each multiplication table is introduced through a story). After involving the “inner child”, the approach moves gradually to the students’ contact with the outer world. The process starts, therefore, in the affective realm, moves to action and the world of concrete experience, and only then to concept.
3. One has only to observe young elementary school children to see that they are imaginative and active. The corner-stone of the approach are these two attributes. On the one hand, the imagination is stimulated. This is achieved through a variety of creative and artistic formats including stories and dramas. On the other hand, a number of activities, especially those containing rhythms, are introduced. Through this process, understanding occurs which is meaningful and permanent. Thus students learn from and through their own experience – the teacher’s task here is to provide the right structures, content and methodology.
4. Students need to express they information they learn in a variety of creative, artistic and imaginative formats. By doing this knowledge and skills learned becomes experience and are retained. The material contains a considerable number of student activities and assignments to facilitate this. Students review the material by completing a range of review exercises encompassing a variety of interesting and challenging formats.

Teaching Packs based on the Mollet Learning Academy (MLA) approach to education – all lessons are designed to appeal to the heart, head and hands.

Since advent of social media all material is now in pdf format (no postage or processing fee). Physical copies (postage/processing fees apply) can be provided at additional cost – please contact MLA. Each SubUnit (not Unit) costs USA $19.95  NZ $24.95 (This price includes permission to photocopy)

1. The MLA approach to education believes in developing the creative and imaginative side of the student in harmony with the intellectual and cognitive. To achieve this, MLA Teaching Packs make stories and drama an integral part of the lessons and involve students through storytelling, art, simulations, drama, craft, discussion and creation of a personal record.

2. There are MLA Teaching Packs for teaching a) Ancient Civilizations/World History b) History of California and c) Mathematics (Fractions and Multiplication Tables)

3. In a MLA Teaching Pack you will find teacher guidelines, stories providing an in-depth experience, information sheets presented in an interesting and stimulating format, activity sheets, suggestions for further research, maps with related activities, questions for discussion and assessment, dramas for class/school performance, guidance for the student’s personal record or portfolio, a variety of review exercises and contents designed and structured for authentic assessment

4. For an explanation of the philosophy behind the writing of these packs click here (David Mollet’s HomePage)

5. If you are interested in how your students can work with top quality papyrus (imported from Egypt) click here.

6. We have also customized our material for USA public schools. This material includes monitoring and assessment procedures for students some of which are not based on the MLA approach.

7. Information on workshops/presentations for introducing the MLA approach into public schools available at: here (Waldorf)) and here (WideHorizon)

8. Click here to read what teachers think about our lessons/newsletters.

“These resource packs contain unbound, ready-to-use reproducible masters, that are varied, simple, and appealing to students. The interactive strategies suggested are suitable for independent, small-group, and whole-class assignments.” (Grade 6 Course Models – California State Department of Education)

9. Click here to go to author’s experiences in the Waldorf world. 10. Click here for details of on-line courses accredited by San Diego State University.

Dr. David Mollet davidmetis@gmail.com NZ: h 09-555-2021 m 022-101-1741, 41 Hilling St, Titirangi, Auckland 0604  USA: 619-463-1270, 6656 Reservoir Lane, San Diego, CA 92115 (Skype waldorfedu)

1) The material was initially written for New Zealand teachers but on request from USA teachers, monitoring and assessment procedures were added. To view this material please visit https://molletacademy.com/
WideHorizon Education Resources (WER) https://molletacademy.com/widehorizon-2/ Waldorf Education Resources (WER) https://molletacademy.com/waldorf/
2) MLA is also involved in researching on an international basis, what works and what doesn’t work. Most of the research results can be seen at https://molletacademy.com/research-reports/ while a draft of a book The Task for New Zealand Education is at https://molletacademy.com/the-task-for-nz-education/
3) Blogs at http://www.molletlearningacademy.blogspot.co.nz/
4) Business Plan at http://molletlearningacademy.com/corporate/MLABusinessPlan.pdf
5) Papyrus https://molletacademy.com/papyrus/

For overall content of Ancient Civilisations
p
lease click Program Overview Ancient Civilisations

For overall content of Ancient Kush
p
lease click Program Overview Kush

For overall content of History of California
please click Program Overview History of California

For overall content re improving reading and language skills
through history please click Overview Reading History

For overall content re MLA approach to teaching mathematics
please click Overview Teaching Math
For overall content re MLA approach to teaching fractions
please click Fractions Teacher Handbook
For overall content re MLA approach to teaching multiplication tables please click Multiplication Tables Teachers Handbook 

Previous PowerPoint presentations converted to pdfs for wordpress

Ancient China P_China
Ancient Egypt P_Egypt
Ancient Greece P_Greece
Ancient India P_India
Ancient Israelites P_Israelites
Ancient Kush 
P_Kush
Mesopotamia P_Mesopotamia
Early Humankind/Prehistory P_Prehistory
Ancient Rome P_Rome

Fractions P_Fractions
Multiplication Tables  P_MultiplicationTables

For video clips please see Ancient Civilisations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOQnKaVN5b0&feature=plcp
Ancient China
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI1jiB8h88Q&feature=plcp
Fractions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3n0-bYsQiM&feature=relmfu
Multiplication Tables
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glc6ColEhGE&feature=relmfu
McLaren Rd talk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Pk1c6tkLw&feature=relmfu
Be the ONE who listens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBP4OxJX_AE 

If you wish to subscribe to MLA Newsletter please do so at https://molletacademy.com/ Thanks and take care, David

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