Urban Prairie Waldorf School

The Wonder of Mathematics with Jamie York

The Re-Imagining Mathematics Workshop Series

For Public, Private, and Homeschool Teachers of all Grades

About the Event

Jamie York’s re-imagining of the teaching of math is founded on the deeply held belief that we need to redefine the purpose and nature of math. Math is not about getting through a textbook or teaching procedures blindly; math should be an adventure for both teachers and students.

Math education is about the adventure of overcoming challenges and struggles. Fear is not part of the adventure, yet too often we let fear that a child will lose in the race to “get ahead” compel us to overload students with too many topics. The consequence is superficial and rote learning that loses all connection to the wonders of math.

Goal: Reawaken your sense of the wonder of math

Topics to be Covered:

  • Core Principles of Teaching Math
  • Math Puzzles and Problem Solving
  • Geometry
  • Goals for Teaching Math
  • Rations and Building up to Pi

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Locations – Urban Prairie Waldorf School, 1220 W Lexington St, Chicago, IL 60607


Lecture: The Higher Purpose of Mathematics
Friday, February 16, 6:30. – 8:30 PM
Open to parents and members of the community, $10*/person or $15*/couple

Weekend Workshop
Saturday, February 17, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Sunday, February 18, 9:00 AM – 2:30 pm
Open to all, intended for educators, $150* before December 15, $180*  for late registration

*Registration prices do not include processing fees

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Lunch for Weekend Workshops
Lunch will be provided at the weekend workshops for an additional fee. Details will be shared closer to the event date.

There are plenty of options in the area for hotels and on AirBNB, however if you would prefer to stay with a family please contact Sophie Huckabay at administration@urbanprairie.org.